Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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2.5/5 rDev -32.4%
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
3.29/5 rDev -11.1%
A - Pours a soft honey color that has a slight haze to it. It does have a good 1 1/2 finger white head that has good retention
S - Smells sweet but yeasty. I also detected peaches and apricots in the aroma.
T - Spicy upfront which surprised me. Perhaps a hint of coriander. This is followed by a yeastiness that has a slight peachy and apricot flavor to it
M - A lighter beer. It does go down quiet smooth. Lower carbonation than I would like. I do have to say you cannot detect the alcohol and it is a 7% beer
O - This is an OK. Not really my style. I will say it has a unique flavor. I don't know that it is one I will look for, but offered to me at a friends house or at a restaurant I would try again.
08-23-2013 00:59:53 | More by Goosehunter75
3.29/5 rDev -11.1%
A 12 oz bottle. I thought I would try this since it said Belgian on it.
Poured rather briskly and got a white head with lacing. Very clear yellow and bubbles.
Nose is not right. Sulfur, grain.
Taste is grainy and acidic with Belgian hops. Got some apple and pear mixed in. I can't get past the base flavor of grainy macro lager. This is just OK beer; far from balanced.
Mouth feel is pretty good with nice carbonation.
Won't be buying this again.
04-19-2013 22:09:23 | More by daledeee
3.3/5 rDev -10.8%
It's kinda how ya know that the stinkiest cheese is the best cheese. They smell earthy, tangy, and sometimes putrid, but you can't wait to try it. This is how this Belgian-style Golden Ale turns out.
Pouring a creamy and voluminous golden straw color, the ale is sufficiently hazed for a starchy, bready visual texture. Its long lasting ivory foam laces the glass intermittently with each sip. Looking more "American" than "Belgian", the beer favors creamy appearances over the vibrant and spritzy ones.
Highly pungent in its aroma, the musty grain scent is of wheat and husk. Starchy-sweet aromas mingle with more earthen tones of sea air, sweat, and parmesan. Fruit and spice interplay pins apple, pear, and grape up against peppercorn, clove, and dry straw.
And with a much less earthen taste, the creamy smooth flavor of malt is sweet like cookie dough and fresh bread. Dried oranges, pears, and apples spring from the malt and balance the finish of clove, white pepper and fresh baled hay.
Firm and medium in texture, the beer retains much of its starchy texture even late. Slowly drifting carbonation causes the beer to keep its structure deep into the finish- delaying its dry and quick finish. Light wine-like acidity, alcohol warmth, and semi-dry is how the beer concludes.
Sure, all the pieces and parts of Belgian Blonde Ales are all there, but they are simple, uncomplicated, and subdued in taste and texture. Its aromas need more roundness and less grain must- but these are all common attributes of most American brewers making beers inspired by Belgium.
04-16-2013 17:42:20 | More by BEERchitect
Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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