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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

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

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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.

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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.