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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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McBraniel

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-23-2014 02:18:46 | More by McBraniel
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-21-2014 22:09:47 | More by Hockey_Fan
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Mymoneyfatboy


2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

This beer is about as Belgian as my butthole, and any reviewer from Missouri who describes a Missouri beer with the words "sea air" should think again about how close he's keeping his intellectual creations to his own butthole. I suggest they are not as far apart as they were intended to be.
This beer is a Belgian beer with a domestic nose and aftertaste. If you ever wondered where the brewer got, or what is was he did to, his water the first time you tasted a Budweiser, you will not be surprised by the finish of this beer. It's fine, but not a good "Golden Ale in the Belgian Style."
It is fine if you like to drink, but Belgians aren't supposed to be clear, son.

08-19-2014 23:14:24 | More by Mymoneyfatboy
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fastestmanalive

Florida

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

08-17-2014 01:40:41 | More by fastestmanalive
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-13-2014 06:18:33 | More by zestar
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%

Snagged a bottle of this for the typical single price of $2.50. Into a pint glass.

A - Got very little head from this thinner than a 1/4 inch with a pretty good pour. Pulls back to a very thin lace ring with a semi hazy bright yellow orange beer.
S - Smell is pretty good very vibrant fruit notes similar to a Tripel but I can't really pick up anything other than that fruit sweetness no bread or hops. Must be very faint.
T - Ah the taste actually does have a bitter edge I didn't expect that sort of clashes with the fruit and leave the palate mildly sweet and slightly chalky. Repeated sips are pretty much the same just a touch more fruity yeasts.
M - For 7% to me it drinks very heavy not as "crisp" as they say. In fact its pretty much drinks the same as their tripel with less hops.

Overall its OK nothing really to faun over like say their pumpkin ale but its still a decent beer I will not be picking up again.

08-09-2014 04:47:25 | More by DrDemento456
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-21-2014 00:38:03 | More by fishguyac
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-19-2014 18:17:34 | More by OtisCampbell007
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-19-2014 01:05:58 | More by Theogre83
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TaylorSohn

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Skillz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-03-2014 22:20:19 | More by Skillz
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SkylerMartin


2/5  rDev -46.1%

06-23-2014 13:45:28 | More by SkylerMartin
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Mild_Bill

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-21-2014 21:19:42 | More by Mild_Bill
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ChrisGuck

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

06-21-2014 02:12:53 | More by ChrisGuck
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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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csmalley

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-20-2014 21:18:16 | More by csmalley
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-10-2014 00:26:57 | More by epyon396
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-09-2014 04:55:22 | More by CraigTravor
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-09-2014 00:08:53 | More by robertjskelton
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caustin90


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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tmneyer

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-05-2014 01:18:51 | More by tmneyer
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-18-2014 14:59:27 | More by Kubrickx
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.86/5  rDev +4%

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.

05-17-2014 02:31:42 | More by rangerred
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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.