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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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SkylerMartin


2/5  rDev -45.9%

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

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

03-24-2014 02:37:46 | More by longbongsilver
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Cris4545

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

08-31-2013 17:44:01 | More by Cris4545
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ChrisGuck

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

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


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
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30helens

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-26-2014 16:45:16 | More by 30helens
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-26-2014 20:51:35 | More by atlbravsrno1
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-18-2013 09:49:32 | More by crbnfbr
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ThatOneBeerGuy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-07-2013 03:46:27 | More by ThatOneBeerGuy
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Florida_guy03

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-04-2013 03:29:02 | More by Florida_guy03
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mikeherrera

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-11-2014 19:57:50 | More by mikeherrera
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-19-2013 14:52:08 | More by Schlafly33
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-20-2013 03:25:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-23-2014 22:18:05 | More by memphischas
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

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
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daledeee

Iowa

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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-04-2014 23:08:28 | More by cmwilliq
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-26-2013 21:39:11 | More by zillo043068
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caustin90


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-16-2013 04:48:27 | More by LambicPentameter
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-10-2014 00:26:57 | More by epyon396
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-06-2013 23:08:23 | More by ROGUE16
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-14-2013 17:28:57 | More by Hellpop65
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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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