Schlafly Sessions American Brown | The Schlafly Tap Room

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American Brown Ale starts with a classic British brown recipe crafted with caramel and chocolate malts for sweetness and color. Then we fortify it with the bold flavor and aroma of American hops.

Like many of the progressive beer styles seen today, American Brown Ales developed out of the culture of home brewing in the United States. Often home brewers would begin with the traditional British brown ale recipe but replace the milder English hops with the more aromatic American varieties.

30 IBU

Added by nogoodreason on 07-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
15.77%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of nogoodreason
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on cask at the brewpub recently.

Poured a very dark brown, with a fair bone colored head for a cask ale, especially one without a sparkler.

Nose was of chocolate and a warm bready aspect. The body was remarkably smoot and full, without being heavy.

The taste is caramel, chocolate and a bit of roast with more of that nice, bread pudding like character. It's very smooth and mild, with just enough hop in the finish to make it interesting.

A very nice offering from Schlafly, especially on cask.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of amicar
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice sunny day, time for a beer at the taproom.

Pulled from the cask with a dark brown clear beer with brown head. Almost looks like their stout. Smells nice and roasty with faint if any hoppiness on the nose. The taste is well- developed malt and roastiness again. Tastes really nice and feels beautiful in the mouth. But it does seem a little bit like "their stout, but lite. " Easy to kick this bad boy back. Not sure, bt I bet the ABV is a little bit lower.

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Photo of BierStein711
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So, this is the American Brown! I thought it was very pleasant.

Can into shaker pint, three finger tan head, with thick lacing as the beverage is consumed. Body is thick, and the carbonation is hardly present

Smells: Malt, toffee, and carmel

Taste toffee, chocolate, and carmel malt

Overall, this was a very pleasant beer with a thick mouthfeel. Although this isn't my favorite beer style, I'd have this again!

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from cask at the Tap Room in St. Louis in July 2005.

This brown ale poured a clear, very deep red-brown color, almost opaque, with creamy, brown foam that persisted for a long time. The smell was cocoa and malt with a light hint of yeast. The taste was malty with light cocoa and moderate hoppiness. The mouthfeel was very smooth and dry with medium body and low carbonation feel (cask). The finish and aftertaste were mild cocoa and caramel. Very nice, and very good on cask.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served relatively warm from the cask at Schlafly taproom.

Deep coffee brown, not a lot of head as served but good lacing.

Coffee/caramel malts, sweet brown sugar, a bit of chocolate and some citrus malt.

Tasted quite fine, outstanding within the brown ale category. Sweet, low bitterness, coffee and caramel, slight hops and citrus. You can "taste the cask" (or at least it had a similar background taste to the dry-hopped cask APA).

Feels a bit light for a brown, but otherwise pretty good.

Drinks highly. Within the category, definitely another glass is in order.

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Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask version served at the Tap Room.

Pours a hazy chestnut brown color with a smooth one-finger tan head. The head recedes slowly into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of toasted malts with hints of milk chocolate and good amounts of citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly toasted malt flavors up front are joined by toffee and faint chocolate flavors before giving way to citrus hops and a slightly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall this is a very well done American Brown and it came across very well from the cask. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of karst
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by the Tap room the friday in March and found this brown beauty on tap from a 4 or 5 day on line cask.

Nursed the creamy head with is American hop aroma until my meal arrived. Served a little cool for a cask ale @ around 50 F.
Warming brought on its mild roasted malt with light caramel with some light fruitiness esters from the Chico "House Yeast" that I have often obtained from Schlaflys brewmaster Stephen Hale. This pairs well with most of the menue including my bratwurst plate.

Moderate carbonation with some beading showing through the clear medium brown beer. Little more lively than expect by nice for a lingering 30 min. drain of the VIP Imperial Pint (20 oz)

Aroma, Flavor and Mouthfeel very correct for this style. Nice job Stephen!

Very drinkable, I am wishing to stay with this one all night, but I have miles to drive before I sleep.

Been a few years since I have had this and its much better than I remember. Hitting the road with a growler.

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Photo of SAbeerME
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of seth72104
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of OsoRojo
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Very nice unique brown ale. Love the toffee notes in this brew. Perfect Fall afternoon beer

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of bigotecircus
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of callmeishmALE
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, date stamped April 2013, served in a silipint.
Pours with a large tan head that has good retention. Clear brown. Sheets of sticky lacing get left on the glass with each tip,

Medium body. Medium but soft carbonation. Creamy feel. excellent for style.

This brown ale has all the sweet and roasted malt flavor one should expect from a brown, but adds a solid hoppy component. In fact, this brown is as hoppy as a pale ale. With a lasting roasted grain aftertaste, this ale packs a good amount flavor for a brew with a low ABV. Good sweet/bitter balance from start to finish.
Recommended.

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Photo of Vancer
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good ol' Brown - done the American way! Pours with a slight haze to the mahogany brown beverage - thick ivory / light tan head that pops out a lace ring.

Sweet malty caramel in the aroma that progressing well into the quaff. Nutty and roasty that has (surprise!) a strong hop kick in the finish. A smooth and sweet initial impression transforms into a hoppy brew by the end. Nice and tasty - I could drink these all day or night - no hint of the 5.6%

This one doesn't come around near often enough - more American Brown!

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Photo of Jayli
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bottleworks on St. Patty's Day

A: This beer pours a chestnut brown with a one finger of off white head that recedes nicely. Film laced the top of this beer and leave a sticky coating of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of rich caramel malt, some chocolate notes and a minor citrus hop presence.

T: Taste starts with a rich sweetness. Caramel malts, and toffee really come through. The middle has a hint of nuttiness mingled with a light chocolate flavoring. A muted citrus hop bite finishes this brew.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, touch oily with a clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not a bowl you over rave about this beer but definitely a sessionable brown!

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Photo of carln26
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one if Schlafly’s American Beer Month Specials. I was really hoping for a hopped up brown ale (sorry, no luck), but it’s still a decent offering. It poured a deep, clear brown with a thick creamy head, thanks to the cask pour. The smell is all roast malt with coffee and a dark caramel and a hint of chocolate. The malt flavors are there in the flavor too. Again the dark caramel, a mild nutty flavor and a hint of espresso. No hops to be found. Too bad. This beer had promise. Wonderful creamy mouth feel, and a medium alcohol warming give it a high drinakbility. This is really too close to their Nut Brown. Hop it up, and call me. I’ll be there.

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Photo of leinie13
3.8/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, slight earthy malt, sweet malt, yeast, slight grain, and a doughy sweetness. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, yeast, and a slight grain. Overall, a good appearance, aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of powerss13
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ST: In can, poured into glass

A: Darker brown look with little head

S: Roast aroma, some nuttiness to it. Get more of a malty aroma than hops

T: Roasted malt flavor with little hops. Taste light for a brown giving it a decent beer to have in hot weather without having to get too heavy of a beer.

MF: Smooth and has a good dry finish to it, making you want to take another swig.

O: Good beer to have. For a brown ale, at least comparing it to other browns that I have had, this is a lighter body making it more versatile (ie going out on a hot day).

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Schlafly Sessions American Brown from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.55 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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