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Schlafly Optic Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Optic Golden Ale
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a rare, special beer. Optic is a variety of barley, grown in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the family farm of Sheena Cook Kopman (one of our co-founders, Dan, is her husband). The barley was grown and malted in Scotland, and shipped here for us to brew some unique beers. The hops are all from France, which helps celebrate the Auld Alliance.

(Beer added by: AlCaponeJunior on 11-05-2011)
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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

My first ever cask-conditioned brew AND a single varietal barley. Every single one of my nerd cylinders are firing. On cask at the Schlafly Tap Room.

A golden-orange pour gives a tiny head and practically no retention, lace or carbonation. The nose is delicate and juicy with faint spicy tones atop the orange, barley malt and English golden syrup aromas. The flavors mimic the nose with the light-bodied palate starting with juicy orange and a wave of golden syrup maltiness joined by a very mild bitterness- bringing some delicate hop leafiness. The bitterness subsides quickly on the finish, leaving lingering flavors of barley and syrupy apricots.

Overall, the presentation is short, but the flavors and all their juicy suggestions linger for quite a while. It was an absolute delight to have this be my first cask-conditioned brew.

12-26-2011 22:26:26 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

Definitely golden, clear with a pretty good head and lace.

Smelled and tasted of toasty bread, sweet malts, with a touch of hops, really well done for a sweet blonde ale. It's so easy to drink and just a touch slick from the sweetness, but oh so tasty.

Body was light and carbonation was brisk. Easy to drink leaving you wanting another for sure!

This one was on tap at the Schlafly taproom and is a one-off creation. Get it while you can!

11-05-2011 18:04:10 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Tone

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, hint of hops, hint of yeast, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of fresh sweet malt, wheat, hint of hop, and a hint of grain. Overall, decent retention, aroma, and blend.

11-21-2011 15:35:11 | More by Tone
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dav

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-23-2011 16:13:19 | More by dav
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lh012717

Kansas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-14-2011 20:46:14 | More by lh012717
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paxchristi

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-01-2012 16:55:20 | More by paxchristi
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-10-2013 13:55:44 | More by target88
Schlafly Optic Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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