Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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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
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
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
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
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
94 out of 100 based on 1,363 ratings.