Schlafly Pale Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

BA SCORE
81
good
770 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:
770
Reviews:
247
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 770 |  Reviews: 247
Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwlucas41
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris_Mills92
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +8.4%
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 -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beyondtheveil
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreeFerris
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dleigh
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful amber color. Fluffy head. Not much lacing. Definitely a malt-forward pale from a time before hop bombs. Bready, nutty malt on the nose with some floral hops coming though, carries through to the taste--a nice nutty malt aftertaste.

Nothing spectacular, but a solid classic pale ale. Reminiscent of a bygone era.

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Photo of khargro2
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Loops
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of danoble1
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The flagship brew from the largest St. Louis brewer. Love the copper color and smooth,, balanced flavor. Mild spices add enough of a kick to complement the mild fruity taste. Very satisfying.

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Photo of BlueShepard19
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sethmcd
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregnellen
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of macytron
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _RL_
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StL_Rob
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frothy_80
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Schlafly Pale Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.58 out of 5 based on 770 ratings.
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