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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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1,761 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,761
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 318
Gots: 296 | 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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Ratings: 1,761 | Reviews: 476 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

razorsdescent, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

CiderGoggles, Oct 03, 2013
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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

Catlin, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

CKav, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

kyleeliot, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

bluedevil12, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of pinyin
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a great pumpkin beer make no mistake about it. The alchohol content seems much more balanced than Pumking, and the aftertaste is way more soothing, but I still like Southern Tier Pumking better because it just seems to have more of a pumkin pie taste and the higher alcohol content makes it more refreshing. But no question if I could find a case of this I would purchase it in a heartbeat.

pinyin, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of TastyAdventure
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had a taste on tap.

Appearance - pumpkin colored! decent head

S - pumpkin and mild standard pumpkin spices

T - Mild pumpkin and mild pumpkin spices. I have tried 2 other pumpkin ales, and this one is the most mild, also my favorite... that being said I have come to the conclusion that I don't really like pumpkin ales. Maybe because I only semi-enjoy pumpkin pie, imagine that! But this one was actually pretty good because the novelty flavors were kept in check. Still tasted like a beer, with spices added. Others I found were wayy overkill on the spices especially.

Wouldn't mind having one around the holidays.

TastyAdventure, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Lionhawk, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

socon67, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of BeerWizard
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A buddy at work brought me one of these, otherwise we don't get 'em in Colorado. Poured from an unassuming looking brown bottle with a yellow and orange label into a Bulleit bourbon glass. Pours deep orange with a light yellowed head of foam that disappears before too long. Aroma is very discernible cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, heavy on cinnamon, and cola. Excellent flavor, again heavy on cinnamon, but thoughtfully balanced against the other spices. Sweet and malty, certainly "pumpkin pie" like, as they say. Mouthfeel is medium, light carbonation, and the alcohol leaves a light tingle on the tongue. If you chew it a little the alcohol really separates out from the other flavors and you realize what you're actually drinking, which is a pretty high abv brew that is not playing around as much as the seasonal flavors suggest! Overall this did not disappoint, certainly one of the best pumpkin ales I've been able to try. Pretty masterful.

BeerWizard, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

baxter94, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

kemkempalace, Sep 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

rogurd, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a copperish red with one finger a slightly off whiter head and better than average retention

S - Wonderful aromas of pumpkin pie. You can definately etect the nutmeg and cinnamon. The pumpkin is nicely balanced with the spices. Well done

T - Mmmm. Taste just like a pumpkin pie. Great use of pumpkin and spices. Very well put together. Again, like the aroma, nutmeg and cinnamon are prevelant and nicely balanced with the pumpkin. The is also a good pumpkin kick ont he finish

M - A cramy beer just the way a pumpkin ale should be in my opinoin. Also has a slight arming effect from the higher ABV I assume. Great mouthfeel.

O - Love this beer. One of the best pumpkin ales out there. Great use of pumpkin. Not too much but enough for you to know that its there. Like the higher abv of this beer also. Great fall beer. Might have to track down some more of this for Thanksgiving!

Goosehunter75, Sep 29, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Roy!

A: Opaque amber. Not much head; little bubbles that grin up like a jack o lantern.

S: Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, sugar, molasses.

T: Full bodied, sweet, rich, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, clove. Smooth and rich. Very rewarding. The 8% sneaks in for a nice treat.

M: Medium with light carbonation.

O: This one had been recommended and now I see why. One of the better pumpkin ales out there. The robustness of Schlafly's pumpkin ale makes it a winner. The flavors stand up like a defensive line and knocks you on your ass like a pumpkin upside the head. I'll be drinking more of this one.

brewskifan55, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

frankthetank86, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

VonZipper, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

psdonnelly, Sep 29, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%

BeerMeColorado, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

tgatort, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

NateMac13, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark amber color with a short dense cream colored head that settles into a light ring. Very autumn looking.

Big bold pumpkin and pumpkin pie aromas. Spicy but not overly so. Cinnamon and nutmeg standout with a lesser extent of allspice and perhaps clove. There is a slight buttery note that reminds me of a pie crust. There is also a steely caramel undercurrent that continues the sweetness. It doesn't outwardly smell like a pumpkin pie, like Dogfishhead, probably due to the actual pumpkin that has been added. Quite complex but a little too sweet.

Nice subtle vegetal pumpkin flavor which seems to add some heft to the brew. Perfect blend of spice, mainly cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. The ginger gives the beer a needed brightness. A deep caramel sweetness gives the beer some depth. A nice bready malt sits in the back.

The feel is substantial; the beer has some body to it. A bit on the sweet side, drinks heavy. A light lemon dryness in the finish.

A very good pumpkin beer and rates up there with Dogfishhead for me. It is a bit more muddled than Punkin and not quite as refreshing but this beer hits all of the proper flavor notes. A must try for the style.

Gmann, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

vfgccp, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

DaveAnderson, Sep 28, 2013
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,761 ratings.