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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,763
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 318
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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

12 oz bottle from 6 pack into snifter

A- Almost maroon/ copper. Thin to almost no head
S- HUGE pumpin pie spices. I close my eyes and imagine my mom's pie at Thanksgiving
T- Like liquid pumpkin pie! I get all the spices and a nice, mellow pumpkin filling taste... just like the stuff out of the can!
M- Thin and smooth (thin is fine in this case)

O- Hit the nail on the head for a Pumpkin Ale. One of my new favorites.

PBRmeasap1980, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

A - Dark orange-bronze color, with some haze, a short head of light tan color, with some lacing.

S - Mostly a nose of spice, both cinnamon and clove, a sweet note of pumpkin flesh, with a certain graham cracker element.

T - The nose comes in the front, with a sweet, buttery squash-flesh element coupling with a snappy hit of clove. The middle comes in with a nice sour bite, likely carbonic in nature. As the sweetness and spices return in the fade, a subtle anise flavor lingers in the close.

M - Very bright carbonation helps keep the beer light on the tongue. The result is a sweet, spicy beer that is not taxing, and easily drinkable. Other than subtle warmth, this is a fairly big beer that keeps its alcohol on the down low.

O - I had heard good things about this pumpkin beer, and I'm a sucker for pumpkin pies and spices generally. This balances this melange of flavors against a more traditional ale structure. The result is perhaps the most solid take on the pumpkin beer I've found to date. Delicious.

Tsar_Riga, Aug 27, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

chkronew, Aug 26, 2014
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Mark-Leggett, Aug 26, 2014
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30helens, Aug 26, 2014
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bigeyedfish89, Aug 26, 2014
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Lehighace06, Aug 26, 2014
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hailsy, Aug 25, 2014
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DWinter152, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

rspauldi, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

n00blar, Aug 25, 2014
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hokieguy95, Aug 24, 2014
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cardinals22, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Served up at 50F in a Samuel Adams pint glass. Poured a Dark/Golden Copper, with a nice one finger cap, that quickly dissipated. At the nose, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, malt and cloves. First taste, medium body with a nice malt, pumpkin pie taste, that finish a little dry at the end. Probably because of the 8.0 % ALC. All in all, a well crafted pumpkin ale to ring in the start of the fall season. Cheers!

Myboymi, Aug 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

I am simply not a fan. I know so many people that rave about this pumpkin ale and compared to other varieties available it just falls short.

Bierleichen, Aug 23, 2014
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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,763 ratings.