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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,769
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 317
Gots: 298 | FT: 8
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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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Photo of Breen
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour/Appearance: A reddish hue with a deep copper when held to light. Minimal head that frothed a bit immediately after the pour and quickly spread to the edges only. Full lacing disappears in a few seconds.

Smell: Like face planting in a homemade pumpkin pie. Nutmeg and other spices. Some grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: Sharp carbonation and relatively light on the palette with a dry finish.

Taste: Slightly bitter from the earthy hops smelled, but the most noticeable is the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg spices.

Overall: As ready as I was for a good seasonal ale, I was still pleasantly surprised by this selection. The brewer has done an excellent job bringing out robust pumpkin flavor without crafting something overpowering or too bitter. I'm glad I purchased this in a 6-pack and might well be back for more.

Breen, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Chugs13, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Chirpie
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Chirpie, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of wingzing85
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WOW! What a great pumpkin ale! The overall appearance is a toasted orange color with about an 1/2" head. Smelled of pumpkin spice and nutmeg with maybe a hint of all spice. The flavor was perfect. Not artificial tasting like some other pumpkin beers I have had. It was delicately balanced for a robust and very enjoyable beer.

wingzing85, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

JAHMUR, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

harrisjohnson, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of The_1084
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: deep orange/copper hues; 2 finger head with aggressive pour, but dissipates quickly; mild-moderate activity in the glass

S: aroma of pumpkin spice and cloves becoming very pleasant as the beer warms; strong resemblance to pumpkin pie

T: pumpkin spice with a small hint of alcohol becoming noticeable mid-drink, but not bad for an 8% ABV

M: full-bodied; medium carbonation; dry, sticky finish

O: overall this is a great pumpkin ale

The_1084, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of baerb69
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

baerb69, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks verecund!

Very deep amber body with a small white head.

The smell holds loads of sweet sugary cinnamon. So sweet on the nose with pumpkin coming out only a bit.

The taste is just wow. Super sweet pumpkin spices that are only out done by the pumpkin itself. Lots of clove and cinnamon really dominate, with a hint of allspice (kind of forgotten). Super sweet caramelly pumpkin come to the forefront, but its still drinkable.

God damn this is good.

VncentLIFE, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of MikeIN
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

MikeIN, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of sperrykk
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

sperrykk, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of freewill35
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

freewill35, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of armin_b
2/5  rDev -52.5%

armin_b, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Boilerfood
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Boilerfood, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1%

bigred89, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of JeepCop
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

JeepCop, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of anoronha
5/5  rDev +18.8%

anoronha, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of mtlasley
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

mtlasley, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a mostly translucent, orange-amber hue. Creamy, slightly off-white head about 1 finger thick forms. Retention is very short, but lacing is ok.

S- Nothing but sweet, fresh pumpkin pie here. I pick up ginger and cinnamon on the nose along with the great pumpkin flavor. Maybe some hints of nutmeg too.

T- By far the best pumpkin flavor of any pumpkin beer I've had. Starts with sweet and creamy pumpkin and spices. Nutmeg comes through a lot more in the taste than the scent. Solid malt backbone provides the palate on which the pumpkin paints its masterful flavors. Ends almost like a pumpkin pie too, with a slight bready flavor similar to pie crust on the tongue.

M- Thick and creamy, yet surprisingly light and delicious. Easy to drink, and warms slightly from the ABV.

Overall, the best pumpkin beer I've had by far. I'm not sure you can beat this one. Could be a great dessert beer. This is one of the best fall seasonals I've had.

boilermakerbrew, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Satan70
4/5  rDev -5%

Satan70, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Auror, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of bgramels
4.25/5  rDev +1%

bgramels, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of pauljunk
5/5  rDev +18.8%

pauljunk, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of jacobdensford
4/5  rDev -5%

jacobdensford, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of areich6
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark amber just as a pumpin beer should. Little head and just a tad bit of lacing.

S: Strong scents of nutmeg, cinammon, and pumpkin. I can't wait to try this.

T: I can taste a small amount of the 8.0% ABV that is present but not much at all. A very nice amount of cinammon and pumpkin, absolutely delicious.

M: Creamy with a good amount of carbonation that dissipates pretty quickly. Wish there was a little less carbonation, but it still feels very smooth during the swallow.

O: very good pumpkin ale, definitely in the top 3 I have ever had.

areich6, Sep 11, 2012
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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