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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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007rtw

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-13-2013 00:45:41 | More by 007rtw
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-11-2013 17:15:09 | More by firstlighthiker
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

08-04-2013 03:41:54 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Florida_guy03

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-04-2013 03:29:02 | More by Florida_guy03
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

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
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-28-2013 01:36:35 | More by cfinch2
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-24-2013 17:56:58 | More by Zimm
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-22-2013 19:15:55 | More by valkyre65
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-22-2013 18:36:16 | More by Lukass
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-20-2013 03:25:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-18-2013 03:32:20 | More by leinie13
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-16-2013 21:25:45 | More by leroybrown10
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-16-2013 04:48:27 | More by LambicPentameter
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-16-2013 03:36:30 | More by jharris0624
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-14-2013 17:28:57 | More by Hellpop65
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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
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GoGators

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-12-2013 12:20:34 | More by GoGators
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-12-2013 01:02:25 | More by MaseFace
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Missouri

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
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-16-2013 04:09:04 | More by M1k3y
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-10-2013 16:30:52 | More by Troville1990
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pschie1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-03-2013 00:26:38 | More by pschie1
Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.