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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:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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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blueberryann

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

05-16-2014 22:50:19 | More by blueberryann
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-04-2013 03:41:54 | More by grahamboudreaux
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-21-2014 00:38:03 | More by fishguyac
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dab922

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden straw color. Moderate lacing. Poured approximately half a finger of suds.

S: A very short but immediate presence of silver that dissipates to ripe fruit aromas. Peach stones come to mind. Slightly floral.

T: Full flavor, rich and smooth. The alcohol on this does not come across as a 7%. Melds well with the full flavors of stonefruit and Belgian yeast.

M: Medium body. Coats the palate well though with a nice finish.

O: Nice job Schlafly. I would certainly recommend and will revisit very soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:02:01 | More by dab922
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1fastz28

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw golden color like any regular lager. has a small white head with no lacing. It has a great yeasty smell to it, definitely sweet. Taste is really good, has a wonderful body and a fruity/sweet flavor to it. The yeast is very present in the taste. Mouthfeel is bubbly like most strong Belgian ales. I REALLY enjoy this beer for the price. I think it is on par with Duvel and Piraat and other Belgian ales but is a bargain at the price point. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 22:37:27 | More by 1fastz28
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-17-2013 15:18:52 | More by aasher
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Benvarine

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-01-2013 02:15:35 | More by Benvarine
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-25-2014 03:11:41 | More by kybeerdrinker
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A fairly new offering (at least around here) from Schlafly and with the weather getting warmer, I am all in for a nice Belgian Pale...

Lots of spicy yeast and sweet fruitiness present on the nose... touches of barnyard here and there... peaches, apricots, perhaps some grapes? Very pleasant aroma... I like so far...

A wave of semi-sweet fruitiness mingles with the earthy yeast components perfectly with each sip of this beer... I thoroughly enjoyed this offering from start to finish... it hit all the right notes and never let up...

Very very well done...

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 14:21:16 | More by Tilley4
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-17-2013 22:59:08 | More by MarvinSnyder
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zeff80

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, pale gold color with a one-finger, bubbly white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Spicy aroma with fruity notes. Some caramel and bready aromas.

T - It tasted of spicy, yeastiness. Fruity sweetness with caramel and a touch of hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale.

O - This is a really good Belgian-style ale from Schlafly. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 19:04:38 | More by zeff80
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-08-2013 16:16:00 | More by skloeff
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-07-2013 20:15:04 | More by KMcG
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-18-2013 03:32:20 | More by leinie13
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-05-2014 16:40:51 | More by jaydoc
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-03-2013 00:08:16 | More by bubseymour
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-10-2013 16:30:52 | More by Troville1990
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-30-2013 23:05:49 | More by EvanWilliams
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-07-2013 02:16:55 | More by bigred89
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-25-2013 03:02:03 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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esdeebrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-21-2013 21:57:00 | More by esdeebrew
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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.