Schlafly Oktoberfest - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.22/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Bottled with love on 09 07 2011.
A great copper brown glowing body with some simple slow rising carbonation is presented. Head is styrofoam and off white picking up some caramel light brown from the body. This looks just great an appetizing. The body on this just looks like it glows. Not much lacing, but some clumpiness.
Nose is kind of muted with slight toasted malts. A little bit of brown bread crust. It's very nice if a little tiny.
Oh wow, what a dense malt body this is. Sweet bready malts and chewy baked bread goodness. Dive in with a small hint of brown sugar but not that sweet. Palate is thick but not syrupy but leaves a rich coating all around. Slight hint of wet body but not so much, this is just about right.
Overall, a great Oktoberfest win and beer full of flavor. These guys to me are a real under the radar simple basic and good brewery. Very underrated, they make some solid stuff and this one is no exception. Goes down like nothing.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2011 00:04:33 | More by smakawhat
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3.89/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a 20 oz. shaker glass.
A - Pours a glistening golden copper into the glass. A four-finger head of egg-cream white, dense pillowy foam slowly collapses, leaving patches along the sides of the glass. Eventually, the beer is left with a solid layer of lace across the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a vibrant apricot orange and rather cloudy, with a swirl of suspended trub floating in the middle.
S - Rich notes of toasted malts and caramels spill out of the bottle on the pour. In the glass, the nose is fresh whole grain toast with a light fruit marmalade. Notes of richer caramels emerge from the backgound.
T - Toasting is a bit darker on the tongue. Crunchy toasted barley malts are featured, with soft caramels in the background reminiscent of a decently torched creme-brulee. Hints of orangeish sugars sneak out on the tongue after the swallow. There's noticeable floral/herbal hops in the finish that keep all but the sides of the tongue clean.
M - A touch on the fizzy side, with moderate carbonation. Feels a bit dense and chewy in the mouth. Moderately light body with a comfortable structure. Finish tapers off from the quaff and leans a bit drier than to be expected.
O - This is a quite enjoyable Marzen; definitely one that can be sessioned. The slant toward a bit fuller toasting than is typical for the style really keeps the sugars at bay without turning the beer into a hop-forward brew. While there really isn't anything particularly distinctive, it's the balance and toasting that make this the kind of beer that's a comfortable go-to within the style.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 09:36:04 | More by BuckeyeSlim
3.46/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in the Schlafly Bar, at the airport, in St. Louis.
Appearance - An attractive bronze color. Minimal head. Minimal lace.
Smell - Nonexistent.
Taste - Malt. A touch of Carmel. A touch of spice. Pleasant.
Mouth - Like everything else about this beer, nice/unassuming.
Overall - Nothing to complain about here. This is not a bad tasting beer. Unfortunately, it doesn't taste of much like anything. Your American Adjunct Lager chugging buddies might really enjoy this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2013 21:15:45 | More by T100Mark
Schlafly Oktoberfest from The Schlafly Tap Room
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