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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,892
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 322
Gots: 325 | FT: 6
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today. Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce. Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain. In the 1990’s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 09-16-2006)
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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, hazy ruby orange color. A finger of tine bubbled head that sticks around for a while. Lots of apparent carbonation in this one.

The most pleasant thing about the nose is that it doesn't smell too sweet. Too many pumpkin beers are cloyingly sweet for me (admittedly, not my favorite style). I get cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and some nice bready notes. I don't just get pumpkin pie filling, it smells like there's some crust in there too.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, caramel malt, and a little bit of spiciness.

A good medium bodied, well carbonated beer. Nice and creamy.

As I said, not my favorite style. However, as pumpkin beers go, this one might be my new favorite. I can't get it in MN so thanks to Shrode21 for the extra.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to KyleP3 for this one...

Copper tinted amber in color, creamy off-white head. Scent brings nice balance of seasonal spices, crusty grains and pumpkin with touches of cream, vanilla and brown sugar. Taste follows suit. Usually one for the sweeter pumpkin ales that taste like pumpkin pie (as opposed to over spiced ones), but this one tastes more like a savory pumpkin dish with a light sweetness. Medium bodied, lightly creamy. Very impressed with this one, right balance of all ingredients.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to HopsMatt for landing this long time want of mine! 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature.

A - Pours a deep dark red color that borders on purple. Clear with some small streams of rising carbonation. One finger of dirty tan foam forms but vanishes quickly. Modest amount of lacing.

S - I can't say this deviates much from the other popular pumpkin ales. Loads of pumpkin pie spice initially. Cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, and nutmeg. A bit of caramel malt and a touch of earthy gourd'ness on the finish. Pretty standard stuff here, but done quite well.

T - Pie spices of clove and nutmeg in the beginning. Very sweet malty middle. The beer is finished by some pumpkin flesh and a lingering cinnamon spice. Tasty, albeit a bit too sweet.

M - Medium bodied and well carbed. Very easy drinking despite the 8% abv. The sweetness of the beer does catch up with it after a while.

O - I was expecting a bit more. This is a great pumpkin beer with plenty of spices, malt, and earthiness kept in pretty well balance. Tends to get a bit sweet on the finish. I'm just not "wowed" by it though. Glad to have slayed this want of mine but my quest for the perfect pumpkin beer continues.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 08/22/2012, over 3 months old. Pumpkin/spice ales aren't normally my thing, but I'll review this in the realm of those types of beers.

A: Pours a dark amber, with a reddish hue. Thin off-white head with decent retention.

S: Pumpkin pie and a bevy of spices. Sweet malt.

T: Similar to nose. Just a tad too sweet though, but it does an excellent job in hiding the alcohol content at 8%.

M: Nice carbonation, medium-bodied. No major complaints or critiques.

O: One of the best of its style. I'll drink a few of these each Fall, but not many more. Rather have an IPA.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep orange with a good sized light beige head. Fades very quickly. Moderate splotches of lacing left behind. Head retention is minimal at best.

S: Pumpkins and lots of them. Mild pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon mainly. Spices don't overpower the pumpkin which is nice.

T: Pumpkins and pumpkin spices abound. Great combination of spices, primarily nutmeg. Cinnamon is here but not as strong as in the nose but has more of a cinnamon/sugar combination flavor. Cloves to boot. Nice smooth pumpkin all around. More cinnamon/sugar lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Medium/heavy and smooth.

O: One of the better pumpkin ales I've ever had. Perhaps even the best. A contender with Pumking for sure, but at the same time it's very different. Pumking is sweeter and tastes more like pumpkin pie, right down to the graham cracker crust and the whipped cream. This is more of a strict pumpkin ale, for better or worse. Great flavors and well balanced. Wish they distributed this here...

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heard great things about this beer from msquared2 and this site so I decided to check it out. This is actually my only 2nd pumpkin beer ever.

Appearance: Pours a ruby red/orange color with a half of a finger of a white head that dissipated to almost nothing after sitting for awhile.

Smell: Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, malty sweetness, and brown sugar. Mmm.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose with pumpkin upfront, then the cinnamon, a slight bitterness and alcohol note towards the end, but that goes away as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Tastes the best when it's sitting out for awhile. Good mouthfeel.

Overall: My favorite Pumpkin ale so far and one of my favorite beers ever.

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,892 ratings.