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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 4
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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

EvanWilliams, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JustOneMorePlz, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Franziskaner, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

M1k3y, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Troville1990, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

pschie1, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Nutwood, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bsuedekum, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Magery, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

cwd, May 30, 2013
Photo of powerss13
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: Bottle poured into a glass

A:Light bright pale gold color. Pretty decent head

S: Light bright aroma, has an obvious Belgian aroma, with nice fruity notes. Definitely get a sweet aroma along with it.

T: Sweeter flavor with good fruity flavors. Get some pear in it myself. Hides the 7% alcohol very well.

MF: Very light body with a strong Belgian feel. Has a light crisp finish, not a dry finish.

O: Very well put together beer. Has a very good balance of flavors and aromas. Great beer, give it a try

powerss13, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BrawnyCotton, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

zillo043068, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

dt_gbpackersfan, May 19, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 3/25/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is fruity and spicy, it smells like pears, Belgian yeast, apricots, straw and bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some cloves, apples, candy sugar and coriander noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. I like this brew, it's nice and tasty. Too bad I only bought a single bottle of this, I'll buy a 6-pack next time. $2.75 a single at Liquor Barn.

bluejacket74, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Gatordaddy, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A fairly new offering (at least around here) from Schlafly and with the weather getting warmer, I am all in for a nice Belgian Pale...

Lots of spicy yeast and sweet fruitiness present on the nose... touches of barnyard here and there... peaches, apricots, perhaps some grapes? Very pleasant aroma... I like so far...

A wave of semi-sweet fruitiness mingles with the earthy yeast components perfectly with each sip of this beer... I thoroughly enjoyed this offering from start to finish... it hit all the right notes and never let up...

Very very well done...

Tilley4, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

tdmccarthy, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

BigJim5021, May 04, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant light golden with a one inch frothy white head that dissipates somewhat slowly, leaving modest lacing.

Belgian yeast, mustiness, pear, tangerine, and peach form the initial aroma. Confectioners sugar sweetness, coriander, and floral hops add complexity.

Flavor reveals more fruity character, somewhat tart initially, fading to lightly bready malt, and finishing somewhat powdery and dry. Tart green apple, tangerine, pear, pineapple, and confectioners sugar underlie the malt backbone. Very fruity. A touch on the sweet side.

Body is moderate, with carbonation on the high side, and light alcohol warmth.

Very fruit dominant brew with a lightly bitter, dry finish. Earthy. Carbonation is a touch high for my liking.

barczar, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

bubseymour, May 03, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold, with moderate carbonation and attractive tree-line lace.

Nose is sweet and spiced. Definite tones of Belgian candy sugar.

Taste is strong on the spice up front, with a touch of citrus and darker fruit near the finish. There's also a slight warmth at the end, as well.

Overall, a superb Belgian-style ale, and this one is packed with rich flavor. Superb and faithful to the style.

secondtooth, Apr 27, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw golden color like any regular lager. has a small white head with no lacing. It has a great yeasty smell to it, definitely sweet. Taste is really good, has a wonderful body and a fruity/sweet flavor to it. The yeast is very present in the taste. Mouthfeel is bubbly like most strong Belgian ales. I REALLY enjoy this beer for the price. I think it is on par with Duvel and Piraat and other Belgian ales but is a bargain at the price point. Highly recommended.

1fastz28, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CellarGimp, Apr 25, 2013
Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.