Schlafly Pumpkin Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today. Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce. Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain. In the 1990’s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.

16 IBU

Added by maxpower on 09-16-2006

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11.67%
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3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ParkbrauFan
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.34/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle dated 09/10/13 consumed 4/29/18

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Idrink
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think one of the best pumpkins made.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, Bottled With Love on 08/09/17... purchased warm at State Line two weeks ago... poured into a snifter)

L: half-way opaque, orange-y garnet colored liquid; foam formed, but didn't hang around... eventually lost all its foam, included the collar - looks a bit hazy and still

S: pungent pumpkin pie filling, hints of gingery spice and sweet booze... cinnamon does seem to step in front a bit, but the spices are overall expertly blended and balanced... no overt alcohol fumes, but perhaps a touch of a vinous booze mixed in

T: not as sweet up front as I expected, though some cinnamon-sugar does flare up in the finish... the bitterness that is there is just enough to balance, with a bit of yeasty, ginger-snap-cookie flavor tailing off its end - would like an touch earthier underbrush though... the foundation buried below the spices seems to have an unmistakable Belgian holiday ale quality, I'm guessing from the clove, crystal and Munich, and alcohol level... all in all, nothing delectably peculiar about the taste, but its fantastically balanced and has the perfect amount of alcohol influence

F: a bit flabby on the carbonation - there was some murky sediment in the last 1/2oz, wondering if it nucleated most of the fizz away... with its medium-ish, mildly-oily viscosity, it flows like a carbonated alcoholic syrup, but it sports swooning warmth with no phenolic/alcoholic zap... just needs to tighten up a bit, but it's probably its age/conditioning

O: visually, appears to be on a downward dive, but the flavor has held up rather nicely... for some reason I keep passing this by without notice I guess... certainly intend to grab a fresh(er) bottle next season, as it's one of the better pumpkin pie-flavored beers I've had, and something I could see drinking at any point during the colder months, Sep-Apr

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3.27/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +19%
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3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 8/27/17 poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 8% ABV 16 IBU. The beer pours light reddish brown with quickly fading light brown head. The head recedes to a thin ring and a splotchy island in the glass. Aroma is pumpkin pie, stronger on the pumpkin than spices (cinnamon, nutmeg & clove listed on bottle.) The taste is spicy semisweet pumpkin pie. No real front or back to it, just nicely balanced tastes of pumpkin, ale and pie spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and surprisingly dry in the end. Really hard to pull this off without overpowering sweetness, but they did. Overall, very good. This is the best pumpkin beer I've had hands down. Really well done and not over the top if you're just looking for one to tick.

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4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is delicious. My favorite season for beers is autum and this is my #1 pumpkin beer. I may be a little bias considering I am from st Louis. 9.1/10

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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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