Schlafly Pale Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

BA SCORE
81
good
774 Ratings
Schlafly Pale AleSchlafly Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship Pale Ale is a smooth, balanced, copper-colored session beer with mildly spiced flavor and aroma from the East Kent Goldings hops. The bready, lightly caramel malt complements the hint of fruitiness contributed by the London Ale yeast, making it satisfying and authentic; the perfect flagship beer for Schlafly.

Sixteenth century brewers created amber beers by using a form of coal called coke to roast their grains. Coke burns hotter and more steadily than wood without imparting the foul odors from coal. It allowed brewers to produce caramel malts that were paler alternatives to the common brown porters. At about the same time, Flemish migrants introduced hops to English beers and soon this ale became the chosen style of England from the mid-16th century until the end of the 20th century. Today, brewers outside England have adopted the Pale Ale and made it one of the leading styles of the American craft beer movement.

25 IBU

Added by maxpower on 09-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
774
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 774 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of porters4life
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: This is a decent looking pale ale a light copper look and a finger and a half head that recedes pretty quick.
S: Not much to this in the way of smell light hop scent and a malt scent as well not much else. To me it almost smells like an AAL with more hops.
T: The taste is not over the top hops but it has the hoppy taste and is a pretty enjoyable session beer.
O: It's a decent beer. It's not as good as Founders version of a session IPA but it is still pretty good I wouldn't say it stands out a whole lot but it is a good beer to give to someone to start them on their craft beer journey.

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Photo of 2Tinypt1
1.92/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very weak pale ale, not Schlafly's best by any means.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Burnt orange color with a small rocky head.

S: Malty with floral and citrus notes. Some spices I can't quite place.

T: Caramel malt sweetness is well balanced with some floral hop bitterness. Some light fruit and herbs.

F: Light to moderate body and easy drinking.

O: Lots of aroma and well balanced flavor. We need more pale ales like this instead of pale ales that want to be IPAs.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.46/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greg77
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsruble3
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.77/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Well that wasn't the pale ale color I was expecting, this one's SRM is darker than average, there's notes of auburn and light brown to it. Found the lack of head formation to be disturbing. Aroma had a feint amount of grain to it, lacking hop nose.

Taste, wow, way to play it safe. Grain, minimal bitterness and hop flavor. English Mild it might be. Seems like something akin to a gateway theory from AAL to this.

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Photo of Eman17
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BSEDS
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walterk
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TKaten
2.27/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shradical
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a huge fan of English pale ales, this one is a bust for me

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Photo of Alan_Bats
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Amber and slightly hazy. Good white head with good cling
S- Roasted malt sweetness is the strongest aroma but some hop character, more floral in nature, can be detected
T- Delicious. A surprising lack of hop flavor that makes it hard to consider this a pale ale. I would call it an amber ale where a strong malt backbone is more common. A slight hop buzz on the palate is there at first but quickly disappears. The aftertaste is the best part. A biscuity malt sweetness and bitterness with strong, yet not stout-like roasted flavor.
F- A very smooth, medium-bodied ale
O- Hard to see this as a pale ale but the flavors are great, making it a perfect flagship beer for this small St. Louis Brewery.

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Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.58 out of 5 based on 774 ratings.
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