1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

Not Rated.
Schlafly Pumpkin AleSchlafly Pumpkin Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,895 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 322
Gots: 324 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,895 | Reviews: 490 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brock125
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of freundianslip
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of The_Murph
4/5  rDev -5%

This beer is full of flavor and smells fantastic, with lots of cinnamon, pumpkin, clove, and vanilla–everything you would expect from a pumpkin beer. There is a little bit of a nutty sweetness as well. It is a little bit spicy and cidery at the end which helps keep it from getting too sweet. The body is very smooth and a little bit creamy with a nice effervescent quality.

For more on this beer and others check out http://joyofconsumption.com/

Photo of JMartuci83
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dmb987
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Damian75
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Thuzzel
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Droopy487
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of CHickman
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours cloudy copper color with a foamy 1-2 finger light tan head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells like pumpkin pie with heavy cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, roasted grains and a bready sweetness like bread pudding with a lot of syrup on top. Really enjoyable for the style.

Flavor is similar to the nose with pumpkin and/or pumpkin pie up front and then a mix of spices that includes cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, nutmeg, strong clove and light coriander, followed by roasted grains, graham cracker and wheat bread, but then the clove, allspice and nutmeg circle back and drown out that nice initial pumpkin pie taste. It's a shame because everything I liked was washed away like a napalm bombing of spices, leaving just a nice memory of the initial taste.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, with a little ABV burn, light carbonation and a very spicy finish that's typical of a pumpkin beer or winter warmer. This was good, but the spices need to be dialed back a little for me to really want to have this again.

Photo of AdrianAltine
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of juanbon
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Mgm54
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of StaveHooks
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Tridement
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of asams10
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of firethemissiles
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bigboobstracy69
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of chris826
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Cih26d
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Dogum
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Lindland
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,895 ratings.