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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Pumpkin AleSchlafly Pumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 1243
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%


Brewed by:
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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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cosmicevan

New York

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:36:24 | More by cosmicevan
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Zraly

Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. A beautiful dark copper color that reminds you that this is an autumn release. Amazing freshly-ground cinnamon note blasts the senses. The smell is so good and definitely conjures to mind pumpkin pie.

Wow -- really smooth and spicy, with lots of crisp, caramel flavors along with Munich malt. Fantastic as far as the malt blend goes -- it probably doesn't get much better than this. The spices meld together seamlessly: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of ginger. But the spices do not overpower; the rich, smooth pumpkin-malt base creates a silky mouthfeel that doesn't cloy and finishes cleanly. A bit sticky and chewy at times, but in the end, it leaves you wanting more. And did I mention this thing hides its 8% ABV all too well?

I'm going to pick up an extra six pack of this to save for Thanksgiving. I'm definitely wanting to have this with my turkey dinner! Delicious and highly recommended.

Edit:

The more I drink of this, the more I love it. The spice flavor is leaving my mouth with a tingle and a slight numbing sensation from the sheer onslaught of spice love. My palate is giddy with cinnamon glee.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 23:09:19 | More by Zraly
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roger617

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.0 Pours dark brown with 1 finger of white head the reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.
S: 4.5 Smells like Fall in a glass.
T: 4.5 It should not be 95 degrees outside with this taste in my mouth. I want to see red, orange and yellow leaves, pumpkins and Indian corn right now. This tastes just like a pumpkin beer should. Pumpkin, spices, and that lingering taste that makes you crave a full plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, more gravy, and football on TV.
M: 4.0 Smooth, silky, carbed well.
O: 4.25 Delicious. A great example of what this style should be. I will be getting more of this for the fall as I watch my beloved Indy Colts this Fall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2013 20:50:35 | More by roger617
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NickHalden

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours tan/ light orange into glass with a medium head. Instant smell of pumpkin pie and malt as you pour. The taste of the beer is strong with pumpkin, crust, malt with a medium thickness to it. Compared to other pumpkin beers I've bought this really is a step above them. Would love to buy this again. The perfect beer for fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 21:34:54 | More by NickHalden
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dowen17

Alabama

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange/red color with a tan one finger head.

Smell is full of spice. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. Some wheat in the background.

Very flavorful. Pumpkin spice and pumpkin at first sip. Towards the middle the wheat and grain flavors begin to settle on your tongue. The finish is all spice.

Mouthfeel is nice. A bit creamy with good carbonation. Spice tickles the tongue a bit.

Overall this is a good beer. Glad I got the chance to try it. Pick it up if you can.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 18:11:29 | More by dowen17
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barczar

Kentucky

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

Pours a chill hazed deep copper with a frothy cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving light lacing.

Pumpkin, cinnamon, and clove begin the aroma, which is actually somewhat subtle. There's a bit of bready malt present.

Flavor reveals sweet, floral notes, with pumpkin riding a wave of toasted caramel malt, accompanied by hints of graham cracker and cinnamon. Clove, allspice, and a touch of ginger add complexity. That underlying toasted, nutty/nutmeg, bready note wins it, though.

Body is fairly full, with light carbonation and alcohol warmth.

There's a bit of cola flavor that I'm not a fan of, but how they get that great graham cracker note in there, I'll never know. Reminiscent of pumking. Definitely a go-to seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 18:46:10 | More by barczar
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle purchased from Half Time enjoyed chilled in a pub glass.

The color is dark copper/medium caramel color with translucent haze and light beige cap with ultra fine bead. The smell is vinous and spiced with a mild sweet odor from malt with light toasted and light hint of orange rind. The feel is good - very carbonated and slightly tannic with a moderate spice and sweetness level, yet finishes somewhat dry with a nice mild alcohol warmth.

The taste is unique with some mild red grape-like currant and cinnamon mixed with subtle bread pudding like caramel and spice combo yet the malt also has a dry toasted brown sugar edge with some mild coriander citrus and orange peel element which gives a very autumnal taste interesting in ways most pumpkin beers don't surprise. I would recommend this to anyone in search of a twist on the traditional pumpkin ale -almost like mince-meat with that spiced fruity flavor yet doesn't sacrifice the flavor of an actual pumpkin ale either it is exceptional in every way.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:14:13 | More by Slatetank
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa since it was selling out pretty quickly and this was the last 6-pack available the day I was there. I'm not a huge fan of this style and even though this was a hair too strong for me, it was a good beer that had a lot going for it without being too spicy or artificial-tasting. A good Pumpkin Ale should be enjoyable, somewhat strong, and taste like what it says on the label without feeling like anything artificial was used and this beer certainly fit all of those requirements quite easily.

The pour to this was solid, with a dark pumpkin hue, a nearly clear appearance, a solid head, and a touch of lacing that slid down the sides of my pint glass after every sip. The aroma could have been a bit stronger and it was mostly pumpkin with some other gourd-like vegetables thrown in for good measure. The mouthfeel was solid and a bit cloying, but the trace amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg helped ease this beer down with every sip. There was even some oak and ash thrown in for good measure, giving this a slightly burnt and woody tinge to it. The pumpkin pie slowly grew on me and came to the forefront in the aftertaste, leading me nicely into the next sip.

While this wasn't as strong as an Imperial Pumpkin Ale like Southern Tier's Pumpking, this was strong enough and made itself known somewhat quickly. This didn't necessarily win me over to the point where I had to rush out and get the others that are presently flying off of the shelves but the hype is real and if you love fall beers, get your hands on this. It's the best that's out there and bound not to disappoint, even if you don't have any pumpkin pie on hand.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 08:27:40 | More by JerzDevl2000
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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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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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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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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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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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Tone

Missouri

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong spices (cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, etc.), sweet malt, slight alcohol, and pumpkin. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong spices, slight alcohol, pumpkin, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, strong aroma, strong body, and blend is overtly spicy.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 02:23:43 | More by Tone
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an Odell's Belgian Style Snifter.

Appearance: An average pour left me with 1/2'' of white-cream colored, soapy head. The beer is somewhere a beautiful mahogany. No sediment present.

Smell: Smells of Cinnamon and nutmeg, a hint of red apple, slight pumpkin, perhaps a bit of toffee malts.

Taste: Taste is of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon with an aftertaste of creamy pumpkin sweetness. Flavor duration is short to average. Sweetness heavy.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium-full, with a thick texture, average carbonation, and sweet finish. A sticky residue is left afterwards.

Overall: Great spice flavors, and true pumpkin flavor, particularly in the aftertaste. Overall, a bit sweet for my liking, but I suppose it tastes like some pumpkin pie, for sure!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 22:54:02 | More by ChrisKayler
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Boski

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy golden orange... Head dissipated quickly

S: Very nice. Big clove and cinnamon aroma

T: Get some nutmeg and clove spice up front followed by a sweeter finish. 8% ABV is very well hidden.

M: Fairly thick and the flavors linger on a while

O: Definitely one of the top pumpkin ales I have tried. Excited to try a few more

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 02:40:47 | More by Boski
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teromous

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy medium shade of brown with a minimal off-white head that leaves no lacing.

S: Mellow hints of spice, nutmeg comes to my nose first then cinnamon picks up right at the end. It reminds me a bit of french toast. I get a little bit of alcohol. It smells pretty good.

T: Lots of cinnamon flavor. It reminds me of biting into a piece of apple pie. There even seems to be a bit of apple flavor there too. I can't tell if it's from the alcohol or what but it's good. There's a light toasted malt flavor with a hint of whisper of bitterness. It tastes really good.

M: The mouthfeel is very nice. It has a nice presence without being too light or too thick. It feels a tad light on carbonation, but otherwise it's very good.

O: Overall a very interesting beer. I still think it tastes a lot more like apple pie than pumpkin though. If you're a fan of apple pie you'll really like it. If you're a fan of pumpkin beers I think you will enjoy it too. One notable positive attribute of this beer is that it is 8.0% and doesn't have a strong offensive alcohol flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 02:09:50 | More by teromous
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a chestnut brown color. The head is about one fingers high, with an off-white shade. It's

S: No doubts here that this one is spiced very well. Tons of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon invade the nostrils in a good way. As strong as the spices are, they never overpower the pumpkin notes by any stretch. In fact, allowing it to open up will create more pumpkin in the aroma. Can't fault the labeling - this really smells like pumpkin pie.

T: And it really tastes like pumpkin pie, too. Spices hit the taste buds first (think allspice), quickly followed by a wave of both sweet cream and pumpkin. Touches of tart fruit esters appear near the back end. No hint of the 8% anywhere, either. I'm pretty sure this is exactly what a pumpkin ale should be: boldly flavored, relatively deep, yet balanced and approachable. Great work.

M: The sweetness is (thankfully) kept in check with a well-attenuated, dry body and soft carbonation. So, not only does it capture the essence of pumpkin pie, it goes down almost as easily as a Bud Light.

O: Honestly, I can't think of many pumpkin ales better than this. I'd even go so far as to saying this could make me a fan of the style - and I'm blatantly NOT a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 20:08:47 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: 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 flavours 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 16:59:33 | More by Phyl21ca
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Almost copper, zero head, zero lacing, carbonation creates movement in surface of brew throughout entirety.

S - Real nice. love the spices. Cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and obviously pumpkin.

T - Initially spices blend together very nicely and come together for a sweet (but not overly sweet) taste. finish is slight acidic, very low hops and barely a touch of booze. 8ABVs are eliminated.

M - Nice and frothy, full and thick, high viscosity and the spices linger. great combo.

O - This has to be a pumpkin brew all can enjoy. Flavors and spices and potent but mellow. Nothing dramatic with any one flavor. It is certainly a pleasure to enjoy this pumpkin brew in March.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:39:35 | More by weonfire
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alexipa

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Great deep hazy orange color with a thick off white head. Looks tasty.

S: Smells of clove, cinnamon, and canned pumpkin. Smells great but it has me worried with the canned pumpkin scent.

T: Yep, tastes pretty fake. Reminds me of pumpkin pie with lots of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and various other spices. The spices round off the cloying canned pumpkin flavor enough to make it pretty good.

M: Creamy and smooth, the alcohol is hidden almost completely. Well carbonated as well.

O: This is the best of the "fake" pumpkin ales I've had. It doesn't come near brews made with real pumpkin, the cloying sweetness really holds it back. The heavy spices are completely necessary to cover up the sweetness. I'd drink it again for sure, but wont be seeking it out.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 05:01:25 | More by alexipa
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a hazy and very dark golden orange color that's almost brown with dark burnt orange edges and a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Steaks of lace left behind.

Sweet pumpkin pie aroma with a decent balance of pumpkin purée and autumnal spices.  Pumpkin seed, pie filling, nutmeg and vanilla along with cinnamon and brown sugar.  Subtle vegetal quality but more dessert like than earthy.

Medium body with a strong zesty autumnal spice presence that dominates up frot lingering over the sweet malts before a sweet pumpkin pie/dessert presence shows up in the finish. Peppery with ginger, clove and cinnamon followed by caramel malt, pumpkin purée, vanilla and nutmeg.  Interesting how the flavor profile changes mid palate.  Still tons of spice but more dessert like in the finish.  Only a subtle vegetal presnce but it makes it a bit more organic tasting than a pure dessert beer.  Nice balance of both approaches to the style.  Decently balanced but could be a touch sweeter.  

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 03:11:54 | More by corby112
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themind

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a quality pumpkin beer! lots of spices going on here. This is one of the best pumpkin beers I have ever had. Just a quality, seasonal beer that matches perfect with the incoming Northeastern weather. I am sure some could argue that the beer has a little to much spice, but for me and every person I shared this beer with its a top notch brew. The only other pumpkin beer I like better is Fegleys Devious.

Bottom Line: great pumpkin brew!

The 2013 version of this brew falls slightly short. Scores edited, original was 4.4

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 15:39:33 | More by themind
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T-Leb

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I never even drank a pumpkin beer until someone told me "If you like pumpkin pie you would probably enjoy Schlafly Pumpkin Ale." That person is correct. Schlafly Pumpkin Ales is my favorite seasonal pumpkin/squash/yam beer.

The appearance is the only part I can take any points away from as it doesn't have much of a long lasting head or lacing to speak of after being poured.

The beer literally smells and tastes like pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie! It is pure goodness. The ladies, in StL at least, love this beer. A real seasonal crowd pleaser.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 20:03:18 | More by T-Leb
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qthompso

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, hazy ruby orange color. A finger of tine bubbled head that sticks around for a while. Lots of apparent carbonation in this one.

The most pleasant thing about the nose is that it doesn't smell too sweet. Too many pumpkin beers are cloyingly sweet for me (admittedly, not my favorite style). I get cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and some nice bready notes. I don't just get pumpkin pie filling, it smells like there's some crust in there too.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, caramel malt, and a little bit of spiciness.

A good medium bodied, well carbonated beer. Nice and creamy.

As I said, not my favorite style. However, as pumpkin beers go, this one might be my new favorite. I can't get it in MN so thanks to Shrode21 for the extra.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 02:26:36 | More by qthompso
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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