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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
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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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

mikeherrera, Apr 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

cmwilliq, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

snansel, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BigGold, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

stephensinner, Mar 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

longbongsilver, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Spike-likes-beer, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mfl620ks, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

mrchrisray, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

ThatOneBeerGuy, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Benvarine, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BigBearBeerBro
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice white head. Color is a hazy golden orange.

S: Smell is belgian malty and quite yeasty. Pleasant.

T: I should mention I have had this beer multiple times this year and the taste has evolved since summer when I first had this. It is a nice bready maltiness, followed by a very subtle hop stabilization. Perhaps a bit too malty.

M: Moderately heavy bodied.

O: Overall I have enjoyed this beer all season as I drink what will likely be the last of this years vintage. I find Schlafly's beers to be inconsistent, but when they hit a good one, they are quite enjoyable. This is not a homerun, but its a solid american-belgian style golden ale offering from a brewery that makes pretty good limited releases...

BigBearBeerBro, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Johnny_Duck
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Johnny_Duck, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of nevillejohn
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle -> Chalice

Pours a pale transparent "champagne" gold color. Very little head. Consistent but few bubbles rise.

Faint banana smell, not much else and not strong (may be that it's very cold here right now).

Really pleasant taste. Crisp and light without any overwhelming flavors. Might be a little bland compared to others. Some sourness lingers in the mouth.

Mouthfeel is great. Perfect carbonation and bite. Does not coat the mouth much.

Very good overall. Could be a little less watery and be more flavorful.

nevillejohn, Oct 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

crbnfbr, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

MarvinSnyder, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ROGUE16, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jdhasse, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of whynot44
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with a decent off-white head that persists fairly well and does produce some nice lacing.

The aroma is yeasty with hints of fruit- apple, banana, citrus - and cloves.

The taste follows the aroma with apple or pear notes, a touch of citrus - lemon/grapefruit, banana and cloves, not overpowering, just enough for interest. Starts slightly sweet but smooths out and finishes slightly dry.

Medium bodied, smoothy and very drinkable with a well hidden ABV.

Maybe not quite Belgian, but well worth trying.

whynot44, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerForMuscle, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Boone757, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright golden color yields an effervescent head that had a light color and stacked above the rim of the glass.

The scent is quite clovey with an air of doughy malt. Very light and airy it's predominately clovish.

The flavors are sweet with doughy malt and a bubblegum-like finish. The flavors are so strong to the bubblegum-like that I catch a literal Juicy-Fruit flavor. That's not a bad thing it's just strong and unlike most Golden Ales.

The feel is sufficiently carbonated with a nice crispness.

Overall, this is a nice ale with an easy sweetness and drinkability but perhaps not the complexities needed to set it apart.

KYGunner, Sep 21, 2013
Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.