Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.61/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazed golden color. The head is a two finger white shade that does a good job of staying around. This one really looks at home in a Duvel tulip.
S: There is quite a bit of spicy yeast and grassy hops on the nose. Also noted are some characteristics of grape, apple, and pear. Pretty typical for the style. Still, Schlafly did a good job of pulling off the distinctive notes.
T: A fruity sweetness is the first thing noted - this has a strong cherry quality to it that the nose didn't indicate. Later on, notes of (well handled) butterscotch and earthy hops help to balance out the apple/pear/cherry qualities; after a while, citrusy hints enter the palate, as well. It's fairly sweet, yet well balanced all the same.
M: This one could be dryer, and in fact, probably should be. Also a bit under-carbonated. I kind of hoped that the hops would cleanse some of the sweetness a little better, but it's still quite easy to drink.
O: I reckon this one is a little too sweet to be in Duvel's pantheon, but that doesn't mean it's not good. Really, this is the kind of brew I want to be drinking on a warm day like this one. A solid BPA that could benefit from a few tweaks.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 20:10:28 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium gold with a thin, white head that is barely half a finger. It fades away quickly just leaving some light lacing.
Aroma is very fruity with peach, pear and orange along with some coriander spiciness from the yeast.
Flavor closely follows the aroma with fruit being very dominant. There is almost a little bit of tartness present. Malt is very light with just a slight bit of bread detectable in the background. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and bitterness is light with some stickiness and sweetness lingering.
Overall, a decent try at a Belgian Pale Ale but it is a notch below the authentic versions. Schlafly did a good job with this, though, and it is worth picking up should you see it.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 02:31:42 | More by rangerred
Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.