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 Beer

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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pDev:
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Photo of ViggieMech
4.96/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maybe my favorite pumpkin ale and I've tried a few!

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Photo of Diura
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion44
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not your typical pumpkin beer. Delicious and strong. I have tried quite a few different pumpkin beers, and this one takes the cake for me.

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Photo of dertyd
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out a dark amber/light brown color, with 1 finger of khaki colored head---------- the aromas are of sweetness, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and cinnamon--------- the flavors are of sweet malt, clove, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, Carmel, vanilla and brown sugar, the beer has a full creamy mouthfeel with a smooth spiced finish------------ overall this beer was exceptional - hands down one of the better pumpkin ales I have had, the mouthfeel was out of this world so creamy and full---

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Photo of drh88
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCSapiens
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SolarPower36
2.43/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
2.36/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale - 8.0% ABV - 16 IBUs
Date: 7/31/18 - 8/17/18
Appearance: Deep ruby red with a finger of off white head.
Aroma: Big pumpkin pie spice that overtakes everything else. Very little, if any vegetal pumpkin flavor.
Taste: While I don’t doubt that this beer is made with pumpkin, I just can’t taste any. The spices completely overwhelm everything just as they did on the nose. It’s malty as is to be expected and it isn’t overly sweet, but honestly there isn’t much more to say here.
Biased comments: Wow, what was once my favorite pumpkin beer has, this year anyway, been reduced to a total spice bomb. The only thing I can think is that the beer was brewed in July to be consumed well into the fall, after the spices have faded some. As it stands, its drinkable, but certainly not what I would call enjoyable.

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Photo of matcris
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: A very clear dark copper with a finger of tan head that sticks around. Mild lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Very spiced, but, very balanced. Some molasses or a nice gingerbread note. Very pungent, but, smells really nice.
TASTE: Very well balanced and not overly sweet. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Exactly like pumpkin pie.
FEEL: Medium full body, medium carbonation, and fairly dry on the finish. Slightly sticky, overall.
OVERALL: Damn good Fall beer. Pick up a six pack.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

hoo boy am i excited for summer to end. i'm gonna drink a lot more schlafly. dumped this into an official Schlafly(tm) glass, a nice deep red beer sloshed down and a good chunk of foamy off white head appeared and sat there for a long while. lacing still clinging behind now. the smell makes me pretend its not 90 outside at 7pm, pumpkin, tons of cinnamon/nutmeg, and some sweet almost syrupy booze. tastes like a piece of pie but without the sugar induced tooth ache, with a hint of almost yeast like qualities and some booze. wonderful pumpkin flavor without being overpowering, and a great balance of sweet/spice. feels a tad thin for what it is, but still quite creamy and smooth. unless you hate pumpkin this is a goodie.

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

Surprisingly good. Best buy itself as a drink. Not sure if I'd like it with food.

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Photo of robotic_being
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

A great example of a pumpkin ale. Just the right amount of spice and malty goodness. I find it to be very good session ale. It is not cloying at all like some examples. Another quality ale from the Schafly Tap Room.

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

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

bottle dated 09/10/13 consumed 4/29/18 - 4.04

revised for fresh 2018 bottle

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

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

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