Schlafly Sessions American Brown | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Sessions American BrownSchlafly Sessions American Brown

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 101
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 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 Sean9689
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a cask: pours dark brown into Schlafly pint glass with a small amount of carbonation. Smell is malts with small hints of chocolate and caramel. Taste is good but nothing too special, some malts, small hints of coffee and chocolate with a pinch of hops at the end. Mouthfeel is decent, very light but appropriate for this style of beer. I could drink a few more of these and enjoyed this but I prefer others to this one.

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Photo of birchstick
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours dark brown with a 1/2 finger head

S - smells of sweet malts with a bit of a chocolate tone

T - sweet malts, which were followed by roasted malts on the finish and very faint bitterness. The taste was not as assertive as I would have liked.

M - very thin and a little too carbonated

D - This has a pretty good drinkability. I enjoyed it over a game of darts at the Tap Room. It was okay, but I was ready to move on to another once I was finished...

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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 hckyfn9999
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, almost black color with about two fingers of cream colored head with nice retention. Aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, and floral hops. Taste is more of the same with a lingering bitterness on the finish. A decent brown from Schlafly.

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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 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 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 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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