Schlafly Pale Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Pale AleSchlafly Pale Ale

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled January 8, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a one finger white head that leaves some nice lacing and holds a good cap.

Aroma is earthy hops, bready malt, light caramel, hint metallic. Good strength.

Flavor features more hops than the aroma, earthy, resinous, some citrus hops, bready malt with a bit of sweet caramel, good bitterness on the finish. Minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little creamy, a little sticky, good carbonation.

Nice English-style Pale with some decent hops in the flavor. Refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of atjefft
2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

01/31/13 Date on Bottle
Poured into standard pint glass

A: pale copper color poured 1 finger of head. Laced quite well for style.

S: weak aroma, some toffee malt aromas. very faint orange aromas. Mostly aroma of C02.

T: nice toffee/caramel flavors. Not much else. Very dry almost gritty finish.

M:Quite a bit of carbonation for style. Slick-heavy mouthfeel was pleasing but ruined by co2 bite.

O: overall, this was a decent PA. Suffered from too much carbonation and lack of complexity. However the flavors that were there were quite good. Not bad just a bit bland.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of scarfacecrowe
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle to a growler.

Appearance: Beautiful amber color with a wonderful white head that stayed forever. also great long lasting lacing.

Smell: Grain and a fruitiness from the hops, not much else there.

taste: Again, grain with some hops.

mouthfeel: Astringent, not unpleasant.

Overall: I am still not sure about this beer, I had a bottle yesterday and enjoyed it more. Will have to re-evalulate.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jamison85
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light copper with a one finger white head. A steady stream of bubbles keeps the head on this one for quite some time along with tons of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Caramel and dark toast in the aroma along with some metal which does detract. Some lemon along with hay and grass in the background.

A mix of caramel and hay on the taste with a little bit of medium toast. Just a light bitterness to go along with the grassy hops with plenty of carbonation; maybe a little too much. Decent mouthfeel for having such low abv finishing with a bit of stickyness.

Overall, a nice take on an EPA and definitely a sessionable beer. I just wish there was a little more depth to the flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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