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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Belgian-Style Golden Ale opens with a fruity nose and rounded sweetness that compose a pale and balanced beer. Hallertau hops lend a hint of spice that balances the aroma and flavor of orchard fruit. Similar to our Belgian Tripel, but with a lighter body and a crisper finish, it is the perfect introduction to the family of Belgian beers renowned for their complexity and delicacy.

Beers from this region reflected the diversity of Belgium itself, a nation that has three official languages (Dutch, French, and German). Bordering Germany and France, Belgian ales incorporate the complex flavors of French wine into the German brewing heritage. In Post World War II Europe, Belgian brewers developed golden strong ales to compete with the rising popularity of lighter Pilsner style beers.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-31-2013)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottled on 7 May 13...

Pours an effervescent golden/bronze with a thumb of pearl colored head. Above average lacing & average head retention

S: Pears & apple peel, plus perfumy hops

T: Follows the nose, a touch of lemon, honey suckle & a touch of peaches up front. Some lemon peel & grapefruit as this warms, some pear, white grape & honey crisp apple as well. Finishes slightly dry, fruitty, with a touch of lemony hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice balance

Pretty easy to drink, nothing mid-blowing here, but very solid

07-14-2013 05:14:39 | More by russpowell
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cschepers

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-13-2013 01:40:19 | More by cschepers
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%

Light carbonation dissipates rather quickly. Golden yellow hue. Heavenly sweet candy sugar smell beckons you to taste. The tongue confirms the nose: Sweet candy sugar that quickly fades. Simple, smooth, and refreshing. An excellent thirst quencher for a typical hot, humid St. Louis summer.

06-23-2013 03:36:23 | More by Franziskaner
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%

12 oz bottle, Bottled on 25 April 13, served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours a hazy yellow-golden with a small head. The head soon reduces to a ring but manages to produce average lacing.

S/T: Lemon, pear, starfruit & apple plus spicy hops. Some subtle banana and clove come to the fore in tasting. Like many Belgians, this one tastes better than it smells. Lightly tart and sweet: good balance.

Feel: Medium-light body; crisp carbonation; finishes semi-dry

O: easy to drink; a very solid example of style that could readily pass for an actual Belgian. Well hidden ABV

08-20-2013 23:12:51 | More by chinchill
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-22-2013 19:15:55 | More by valkyre65
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-04-2014 23:08:28 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-09-2014 23:58:11 | More by sgttibbs
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-19-2013 14:52:08 | More by Schlafly33
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-04-2013 16:46:45 | More by Loveyourbeer
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skloeff

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-08-2013 16:16:00 | More by skloeff
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a pale gold, with moderate carbonation and attractive tree-line lace.

Nose is sweet and spiced. Definite tones of Belgian candy sugar.

Taste is strong on the spice up front, with a touch of citrus and darker fruit near the finish. There's also a slight warmth at the end, as well.

Overall, a superb Belgian-style ale, and this one is packed with rich flavor. Superb and faithful to the style.

04-27-2013 12:48:11 | More by secondtooth
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-04-2013 08:29:36 | More by BigJim5021
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KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-07-2013 20:15:04 | More by KMcG
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-26-2013 21:39:11 | More by zillo043068
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-18-2013 03:32:20 | More by leinie13
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-30-2013 21:59:54 | More by cwd
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nevillejohn

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%

Bottle -> Chalice

Pours a pale transparent "champagne" gold color. Very little head. Consistent but few bubbles rise.

Faint banana smell, not much else and not strong (may be that it's very cold here right now).

Really pleasant taste. Crisp and light without any overwhelming flavors. Might be a little bland compared to others. Some sourness lingers in the mouth.

Mouthfeel is great. Perfect carbonation and bite. Does not coat the mouth much.

Very good overall. Could be a little less watery and be more flavorful.

10-25-2013 00:40:53 | More by nevillejohn
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jwerner23

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-03-2014 18:37:54 | More by jwerner23
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caustin90


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-07-2014 20:38:01 | More by caustin90
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Ursch79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-20-2014 22:16:44 | More by Ursch79
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Bright golden color yields an effervescent head that had a light color and stacked above the rim of the glass.

The scent is quite clovey with an air of doughy malt. Very light and airy it's predominately clovish.

The flavors are sweet with doughy malt and a bubblegum-like finish. The flavors are so strong to the bubblegum-like that I catch a literal Juicy-Fruit flavor. That's not a bad thing it's just strong and unlike most Golden Ales.

The feel is sufficiently carbonated with a nice crispness.

Overall, this is a nice ale with an easy sweetness and drinkability but perhaps not the complexities needed to set it apart.

09-21-2013 02:46:39 | More by KYGunner
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-16-2013 17:38:33 | More by Eaglefan344
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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-12-2013 12:20:34 | More by GoGators
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-01-2013 19:07:10 | More by Magery
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +7.5%

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 3/25/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is fruity and spicy, it smells like pears, Belgian yeast, apricots, straw and bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some cloves, apples, candy sugar and coriander noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I like this brew, it's nice and tasty. Too bad I only bought a single bottle of this, I'll buy a 6-pack next time. $2.75 a single at Liquor Barn.

05-17-2013 21:31:51 | More by bluejacket74
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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.