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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 1,910
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 322
Gots: 329 | FT: 6
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 09-16-2006

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
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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

The beer comes in a light mahoghany reddish brown with ruby coming through in the light. A small half finger head.

The aroma has tons of sweet fermented pumpkin, but also brown sugar, vanilla, and the spices rolled into it. The nutmeg and cinnamon pop through. In the back, you get the brown ale toasty malt, along again with the brown sugar. A really fantastic smelling beer.

I let it warm up and it certainly opened up a bit. In the front, there’s not much. And after a little bit, towards the middle, you get a pop of fresh sweet pumpkin and cinnamon and clove. The middle hits you with a bit of that toasty brown ale and brown sugar sweetness, almost like a pumpkin candy or caramel. The finish has this earthy spicy bitterness that is quite gentle.

There's lots of carbonation in this beer.

It’s super drinkable at 8% and it feels like 6%. It’s a well crafted beer.

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, light head. A nice, spiced aroma. Burnt umber color. Starts off sweet, clove, and carbonated. An interesting spice mix, but a bit of a lingering bitterness.

Not a very complex brew in the sense that it is very spice-forward, with a touch of sweetness in the front and bitterness in the back. Not bad by any means, but nothing really stand out.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-poured into snifter glass. A deep red amber color with a white head
S-wonderful aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg
T-wonderful taste of the same smell with cloves
M-very rich and smooth malts maybe graham cracker
O-an absolute great pumpkin ale especially for a 12oz best taste for the money compared to other pumpkin ales

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells sweet and spicy with lots of pumpkin pie spice. Brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and clove are the strongest scents here. Lesser scents of vanilla and caramel with some wheat crust scent. Pretty much smells like pumpkin pie.

Starts out sweet and spicy with a really strong spice flavor. Strong clove and cinnamon flavors with caramel. Pretty much it tastes like pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel is good.

Decent pumpkin beer not too sweet with lots of Pumpkin Pie spices.

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear amber brown with little carbonation and no residual head or lacing. The nose is a rum-like mix of spices and booze, caramelized sugar, and some gourdy undertones. The taste transcends the beer's nose and appearance bringing potent pie spices to the forefront, big pumpkin sweetness, and hint of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium, sweet bodied, slightly booze, so spiced that it's gritty, but also with an elegant gourd presence, great drinkability, and has a mildly biting, bitter finish. I do enjoy this beer and think it's refined enough to do well at the dinner table, but would likely not be my go-to beer out at a bar.

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
94 out of 100 based on 1,910 ratings.