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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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1,862 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 320
Gots: 313 | FT: 7
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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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3.64/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown with a slightly tan head. A somewhat hazy look to it.

S: Typical pumpkin beer aromas; pumkpin, nutmeg, and bread. Pretty good.

T: Pumpkin pie spice, with a nice malty bread note. There is a good sweetness that compliments the spices. Good, but I wouldn't go to amazing.. the linger is all spice.

M: Medium in body, carbonation is medium, but has a definite tingle. Finish is milky, with spices lingering on.

O: Overall tasty, but I feel like it has been hyped up a bit and gauging from the price of the 6 pack, that seems to be true. For a pumpkin beer, it's good. For the price, Pumpking is more enjoyable.

Beejay, Nov 14, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

October 31, 2014

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Dark amber to brown, slightly hazy, a thin film of lacy foam, less than a centimeter, gone quickly, leaving bubbly traces. Looks like scotch ale or old ale.

S – Very strong pumpkin pie spice, a lot of resemblance to a carrot cake as well. Some malty sweetness, perhaps from the pumpkin itself, and mild bitterness in the background.

T – Pumpkin pie flavor is prominent, but more mild than in the aroma. Juicy pumpkin and malt sweetness with a moderately bitter finish. Aroma and flavor stick after the swallow.

M – Juicy up front, bitter and dry on the finish. Mild carbonation. Pretty well balanced, but mouthfeel if relatively uninteresting.

O – Pumpkin beers are difficult, and this one strikes a good balance of pumpkin sweetness and pie spice. Alcohol is well hidden. Solid.

infinitebruner, Nov 07, 2014
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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,862 ratings.