Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.76/5 rDev +1.3%
Picked this beer up from Totowa, as a total crapshoot. I hadn't had anything from these guys in ages and I wasn't expecting much when I pulled this off of the single bottle shelf. This was one of the few beers left that I hadn't tried from there and I didn't think that something from the Midwest could be as enjoyable as an original from overseas. Although the spice, strength, and complexity weren't as strong as a European counterpart, this caught me by surprise and was a good take on what a laid-back version of this beer should be like. The body and taste were strong enough while not being terribly strong in the booze department!
The pour to this was decent, as this beer had a fairly radiant golden hue that was almost clear, with a head that wasn't thick nor long-lasting. What little lacing on on the sides of my pint glass didn't last long either, as it quickly slid down after each sip. There was lot of candied sugar, pear, banana, apple, and a lemon zest-like spice to this that combined for a relatively easygoing drinking experience. Only the sugar and banana stuck around during the aftertaste while this seemingly had a bit of wheat to round things and give this beer some body. This has quite a "bright" feel to it and wasn't overpowering in terms of taste or alcohol.
Even though this wasn't a session beer, I regret only buying one of these. It's not something I'd chug down or enjoy in mass quantities and there could have been more yeast here but there was enough to like and for a Summer beer, this would be a solid choice. Not as intense or filling as other examples that I've tried but there's enough fruit and body here to savor, while enjoying this unexpected surprise.
08-03-2013 06:03:02 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
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
07-14-2013 05:14:39 | More by russpowell
3.81/5 rDev +2.7%
Light carbonation dissipates rather quickly. Golden yellow hue. Heavenly sweet candy sugar smell beckons you to taste. The tongue confirms the nose: Sweet candy sugar that quickly fades. Simple, smooth, and refreshing. An excellent thirst quencher for a typical hot, humid St. Louis summer.
06-23-2013 03:36:23 | More by Franziskaner
Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.