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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,552
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 300
Gots: 233 | FT: 6
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The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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 mmitgang
5/5  rDev +18.5%

mmitgang, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of sendsilk
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottles poured into my Kuhnhenn snifter.

A- Looks great, not really any lacing but a rich amber color.

S- Fantastic, really, the smell makes me excoted to try this beer. Smells like a freah baked pumpkin pie. Let's see how it tastes...

T- Wow, what a great pumpkin beer! It's like drinking a Pumking but without that funny ST 'too perfect' flavor to it. Really nice cinnamon, clove and pumpkin taste too it.

M- fine.

O- Very nice pumpkin beer, try it if you can get it!

sendsilk, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of jhighlandbrewing
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jhighlandbrewing, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear pumpkin color with a two finger head though the retention was not particularly impressive as it quickly pancaked down to a film

Smell: Smells like a pumpkin rum pie, with all the pumpkin and spice elements (strong on brown sugar, cinnamon and clove) but a surprising fusel alcohol presence from the 8% abv

Taste: The pie spices dominate from the front end, with the brown sugar, cinnamon and clove elements overwhelming the pumpkin flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit on the sweet side for my palate as I prefer a bit more pumpkin flavor and a lower abv in this style

Thanks, Cresant, for the opportunity

brentk56, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

brobeerbot, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of HopJack
5/5  rDev +18.5%

HopJack, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +18.5%

captainbearcat, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Contagion
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured into a glass it has a dark amber color to it. Light passed through easily; there is no cloudiness to the beer at all. A quarter inch head formed, but it faded rapidly to a ring around the edge of the glass. There was minimal lacing.

It smells almost exactly like pumpkin pie. You get that strong pumpkin scent with cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a touch of caramel malts to it that ties all of the pumpkin pie scents together.

The taste is almost exactly like how it smells; you get this pumpkin pie taste with the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. The caramel malts just add a little something to it that brings it to the next level.

It is a medium bodied beer that has a creamy feel to it, but does not coat the mouth. The carbonation is a little heavier than I would like for the style of beer, but it’s not distracting. It’s easy to drink.

This has to be the best pumpkin beer I’ve had to date. It’s like Schlafly’s brewers found a way to perfect the pumpkin beer. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It’s smooth, but not so smooth that you are going to drink an entire bottle and not realize that you just finished 12 ounces in record time. This is a pumpkin beer that in the fall, I would go out of my way to find. I could see friends and myself sitting around at a Halloween party or backyard bonfire drinking these.

Contagion, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of davesway10
5/5  rDev +18.5%

davesway10, Nov 19, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

bsuedekum, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Amyliz4, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of mgbickel
5/5  rDev +18.5%

mgbickel, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jtrockchalk
3/5  rDev -28.9%

jtrockchalk, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of darklord2011
4/5  rDev -5.2%

darklord2011, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of tvan
5/5  rDev +18.5%

tvan, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of bnes09
3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep mahogany, mostly transparent brew with weak ivory colored head. Poor retention and no lacing.

Big nose of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, just like a pumpkin pie. Also a hint of pine-like hop.

Lots of pumpkin and spices in the flavor. Sweet overall. Subtle hop flavor compliments the spices. Delivers what it promises.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, finishes on the dry side.

Descent pumpkin beer. Pretty spice forward. Good if you are into this type of thing.

bnes09, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

csiewert, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Slapsies, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mikennat, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ej285701, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of leeswagerty
5/5  rDev +18.5%

leeswagerty, Nov 15, 2011
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.