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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 278
Gots: 140 | FT: 3
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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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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-17-2013 02:03:11 | More by brandoman63
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Poured from 12 oz bottle purchased at state line liquors in elkton, MD. Nice amber/burnt color. Not much head. Aroma of spices and biscuit malt. Flavors of caramel malts, biscuit malts, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and a crisp fruitiness. Its super easy to drink..in fact I had no idea this was 8%...
overall, not sure why this is rated so high..i mean its a great pumpkin ale, but there are just so many of them out there and this is just another great example of the style...nothing really "stands out". Its just good...which, in itself is all you really need.
So yes, id recommend for sure...if nothing than the fact that its 8% abv for a 6pack of super drinkable pumpkin brew.

09-17-2013 02:02:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%

While I am not usually a fun of pumpkin ales, I really enjoyed this. Glad i was able to give it a try.

The taste was a nice balance between the moderate spices, the pumpkin, and the pie crust like malts. It really did taste like the beer version of pumpkin pie.

Kudos to Schlafly on this one, I'd love to give a rum-barrel aged version a try.

09-16-2013 19:20:21 | More by thebigredone
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scotti314

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-16-2013 14:53:48 | More by scotti314
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-16-2013 12:47:28 | More by Gagnonsux
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-16-2013 12:22:02 | More by DanSmith17
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-16-2013 11:23:03 | More by CreekyJarls
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-16-2013 03:10:47 | More by cwd
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dsshuck

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-16-2013 00:13:54 | More by dsshuck
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-15-2013 22:16:48 | More by swaghawk
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-15-2013 15:42:50 | More by iwillhaveanother
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acp21178

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-15-2013 14:31:30 | More by acp21178
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured a deep dark cloudy amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon with sweet malt backbone is quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin with lightly sweet malt backbone. All flavors are very well balanced with sweetness offsetting some of the spices so that nothing gets out of hand. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great level of complexity while retaining good marks for drinkability.

09-15-2013 12:38:33 | More by jbaker67
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Theniz

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-15-2013 02:45:00 | More by Theniz
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robbee


4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-15-2013 01:47:08 | More by robbee
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-15-2013 00:23:23 | More by ZachKelly
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-14-2013 23:33:12 | More by cw577enfield
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Rish907

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-14-2013 05:14:49 | More by Rish907
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

A- Clean amber with a 1 finger cream color head. Ring maintains throughout, and some sticky lacing as well.

S- Clove comes through initially, but then some fruity esters as well as alcohol booze, nutmeg, and a touch of pumpkin bread break through. Not a huge aroma like you get with ST Pumking, but enough to spark my interest. Would have preferred a little more spice

T- Ah yes! Here is where the pumpkin pie profile really comes together. Squash pumpkin abound, more nutmeg, and a generous helping of cinnamon make for an intense and fantastic combination. Clove, earthy hops, and tobacco (i think) also shake the palate. Warmth kicks in at the finish with impeccable timing. Just the right amount of balance for a pumpkin brew.

M- Not to be outdone by the flavor, the feel of this beer is spot on as well. Mid body with subtle carbonation works well with the style. Soft and viscous on the tongue while remaining quite drinkable. Very little alcohol clouds the flavor, in fact, what can be detected only adds depth.

O- Certainly my favorite pumpkin beer and one of my favorite fall beers period. So smooth it almost seems simple, but an abundance of complex layers reminds you it is not. Perfect for an Oct campfire with good company and conversation.

$9.99 for a 6pk

09-14-2013 04:27:24 | More by Bosoxfan20
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ABN_918

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

09-14-2013 03:13:30 | More by ABN_918
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HawkeyeJosh

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-14-2013 01:03:21 | More by HawkeyeJosh
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Averwo

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-14-2013 00:43:35 | More by Averwo
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callmeoz

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-13-2013 18:02:59 | More by callmeoz
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-13-2013 02:19:24 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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cosmicevan

New York

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%

so, it finally happened...schlafly pumpkin appeared on shelves locally. got the tip today and picked some up on my way home from work. gotta see what all the hub bub is about! shared with my wife in 2 elysian pumpkinfest mini snifters.

a - brew poured an attractive transparent ruby chestnut with a thin bubbly head that was gone quick leaving a ring of bubbles clinging to the glass on the surface of the brew.

s - smells nice. soft pumkin and cinnamon.

t - my wife took a sip first and exclaimed "ooh, that's good" - always a good sign. and yes..it is good...quite good. pumpkin and cinnamon and brown sugar dance together in an extremely drinkable medley. not extremely beer like...very festive. not too in your face. nice malt.

m - medium to full bodied. feels like a holiday drink.

o - overall, a really well balanced pumpkin beer. not in your face, not overly sweet...just a super solid pumpkin beer. that being said, if you don't like pumpkin beer...you probably won't like this. but if you are going to try any pumpkin beer, give this one a shot.

09-13-2013 01:36:24 | More by cosmicevan
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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