Schlafly Pale Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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
Ranking:
#35,107
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
788
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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Ratings: 788 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of Greg77
4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsruble3
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
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 -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BSEDS
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walterk
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TKaten
2.27/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shradical
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
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 +16.2%
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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Photo of Markc72
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gbrunkstl
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toynk
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkQ617
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at a hampton inn in st louis. Damn good looking beer...copper translucent color with soft foamy head. Flavor was slightly citric, with a very clean malt finish. Not great but not bad. Mouthfeel was good for a pale ale...mild on the tongue. Not too shabby!

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Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwlucas41
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris_Mills92
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Orange and brown( okay, copper), clear with a nice head at first that settled down into a little wisp.

Aroma: I smelled nothing at first but with patience came malts and a citrus orange note.

Taste: Right away I tasted some good malts with enough of a citrus taste to make me feel like there was already an orange slice in my glass. It wasn't too strong but just right.

Feel: A little dry but just enough to make you want to take another sip.

Overall: I haven't tried many pale ales I've liked, but either my pallet is getting bigger or this is just a really good pale ale. Probably both but oh well.

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Photo of jmd1978
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper/Amber color with a little head. Light nose of malt with floral and bready notes. Taste is malty with notes of hops, yeast and a little spice at the end. Very clean finish where you get more of the spice and yeast. This is my go to pale ale. All around good beer and usually drink it in bunches when I do.

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Photo of andycorns13
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beyondtheveil
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreeFerris
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 788 ratings