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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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1,293 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,293
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 252
Gots: 114 | FT: 5
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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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MSL94

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-01-2013 13:25:53 | More by MSL94
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-31-2013 21:17:51 | More by bubseymour
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thefluker

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -46.6%

08-31-2013 13:27:11 | More by thefluker
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-30-2013 14:17:08 | More by erialbill
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JT23

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-30-2013 01:16:41 | More by JT23
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Weas

Arkansas

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper in color, with about an inch of head that slowly dissolves. Little to no bubbles.

S: The smell is the best part about this beer, for me. Nutmeg, cinnamon, spices...pumpkin pie nearly to a tee. Nice malty smell as well.

T: Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. Some alcohol at the warmer temperatures. A bit too sweet for my taste, however.

M: Seems under-carbonated. Kinda thick and heavy. I was hoping for some nice carbonation in this beer, but I feel let down.

O: This is a really good pumpkin style ale, far above some of the others I've had (i.e. Shipyard), but the lack of carbonation really seems like it has some wasted potential.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 23:21:03 | More by Weas
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

08-28-2013 22:09:13 | More by Roger85
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-28-2013 20:53:02 | More by BAsbill
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007rtw

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, heavy cream (just slight, at the end). Quite good.

Taste: A bit disappointing relative to the nose, but much better than the O'Fallon. Pumpkin gives way to malt with some hops and spices, as well as some solvent. Good, but not outstanding, as the malt and bitterness take away from the pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: too much carbonation, followed by excess dryness, but I'm being picky here. Smooth otherwise, but it can be a bit sticky on the finish.

Overall: a solid pumpkin ale that actually has some pumpkin taste, even if it's not enough.

EDITS:

I just had this beer again, slightly colder, and in better glassware. I want to make the following changes:
1) appearance: 4.0. I didn't originally write a review, but this is one beautiful looking beer. Amber-honey-burnt-orange is what I'll call it.
2) Nose: Add honey and cloves to the above. Didn't smell the cream this time; I think that was just a fluke.
3) I'm considering a re-review since I was much more impressed this time than last. However, in terms of numbers, I still think this is overall somewhere in the 3.9-4.1 range.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 02:26:44 | More by 007rtw
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Blair

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-28-2013 02:25:20 | More by Blair
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a teku glass. 7/25/13 bottling date

Pours a dark orange, almost red, with a nice inch thick white head. The smell is big on nutmeg and cloves, no pumpkin in the aroma though. The taste is very reminiscent of Fall. Nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon is what you taste here, and you immediately think fall. Again, the pumpkin flavor doesnt shine through as the other spices dominate, but thats okay. Its the spices that make the pie, afterall. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Alcohol completely hidden.

Overall a very good pumpkin ale that will take your palate to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 00:14:09 | More by Axnjxn
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PackPride

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-27-2013 18:08:50 | More by PackPride
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-27-2013 01:17:36 | More by Brown120
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.8%

08-27-2013 00:46:31 | More by srgj88
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-26-2013 21:47:40 | More by mhaugo
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MarkDavidHorn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

08-26-2013 20:54:17 | More by MarkDavidHorn
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-26-2013 16:41:02 | More by ShanePB
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-25-2013 21:52:10 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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MissChristine8124

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

08-25-2013 18:23:53 | More by MissChristine8124
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled poured into a mini snifter.

A - Really great brownish orange that replicates the color of pumpkin pie. Nice off-white head that sticks around, good lacing as well.

S - This beer is a spice bomb! Huge pumpkin notes with vanilla and nutmeg undertones. Really great smelling beer if you like pumpkin pie.

T - Just like the smell; pumpkin spices up front with slight vanilla and nutmeg flavors becoming apparent in the finish.

M - Well done on this aspect of the beer. Definitely more of a malt forward beer and it suits it well.

O - This is one of the only pumpkin beers I've had, and it has definitely impressed me and makes me want to seek out more. Easily the best I've had given the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 18:02:58 | More by DemoniChris
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-24-2013 21:14:24 | More by lostandwandering
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soju6

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper-reddish color with a fair head.

S: Aroma of nutmeg, spices and bit of vegetables. As it warms the aroma gets better, more pumpkin pie like.
T: Taste of some pumpkin, nutmeg, spices, not overly sweet. No real bitterness and a just a bit of lingering spice.

F: Moderate body, smooth and flavorful without being too sweet or pumpkiny.

O: Enjoyable beer, better than most veggie/ pumpkin style beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 20:39:44 | More by soju6
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5%

08-24-2013 02:57:43 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

08-23-2013 20:48:23 | More by PaulsBrew
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,293 ratings.