Pumpkin Ale
The Schlafly Tap Room

Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale
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From:
The Schlafly Tap Room
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #9
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,911
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 11.67%
Reviews:
661
Ratings:
2,511
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 26, 2024
Added:
Sep 16, 2006
Wants:
  422
Gots:
  561
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
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Reviewed by Lexluthor33 from New York

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer seems to get a tinkering every few years or just could be the ingredients.
Darker in color close to copper. Good head and lace.
Aroma is of pumpkin pie and malts.
The taste is a lot like a pumpkin pie with lots of rich notes of all the spices.
Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg but the balance is great and while it can be a tad sweet, it never overwhelms.
One of the best.
Medium body and carbonation with a creamy finish.
Mar 26, 2024
 
Rated: 3.94 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Dec 17, 2023
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Reviewed by tracyjohnson

4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is hands down one of the best beers I have ever had in my life. And I love all kinds of beer (craft/microbrews/imports) and this one takes the cake, or pie if you will. It smells so good, and yes it LITERALLY tastes like pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake. It's insane how good this is and I wish they had it out west !!! And I wish they sold it year round. I love going back east during the fall so I can get this beer!! It's just so good, and the ABV is 8% I mean come on!!
Nov 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by ResearchRado from Oklahoma

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance:
Pretty. Ruby. Some lacing that dissipates quickly.

Aroma:
Wow. Yes. This one wins. Smells like really good homemade pumpkin pie filling. Rich. Like sugar spiced roasted pecans.

Taste:
Yep. Cooked raisins in bread pudding with brandy butter sauce. The perfect amount of sweet.

Mouthfeel:
Not syrupy but rich enough and still drinkable enough. Perfect.

Overall:
Done. Do it. So great.
Nov 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.14 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.14 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by GeorgianBayPackr from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a copper color with thick head that dissipates, leaving a nice lacing. Smooth taste and nice mouthfeel gives way to a note of clove, followed by a small amount of pumpkin, then a breadiness. This is easy drinking, with the 8% ABV well-masked and not heavy.
Oct 24, 2023
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Rated by Blogjackets from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good body for this ale. The pumpkin spice is not too strong though it is quite sweet. ABV is well hidden. Good mouthfeel and carbonation.
Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Dark amber with red hues in the light and a slight haze to it; caps a finger of foam that leaves pretty good lacing
S: fresh gourd meat with very nice spicing to it; a bit sweet and cinnamony
T: Nice balance, great real pumpkin and a variety of spices without being overspices; allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon roll throughout with a light leafy hops addition to counter any sweetness
F: Smooth without too much fluff and crisp without too much bite; balance shows in the feel as well
O: One of the better pumpkin beers out there, it should be an Autumn mainstay for anyone into the style
Oct 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.95 by Dgman8053 from New York

Sep 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Sep 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.77 by BillAfromSoCal from California

Sep 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.41 by Sinister from New York

Sep 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.12 by PaulMayer from Illinois

Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by MarkieT from Kentucky

1.64/5  rDev -61%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
This just might be the worst damn beer ever, with the exception of Bud Light. Why does most craft beer taste like it has charcoal for a flavor??
Nasty crap!!! Whew!!!!
Aug 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Tree_powers from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It is an incredible beer. Honestly very close to pumpkin pie turned beer and makes me want to top it with whipped cream. Reminds me of fall walks in the woods or hikes where I could enjoy the crisp air and changing leaf colors.
Aug 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.27 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.02 by Zaphog from Michigan

Mar 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.23 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Mar 12, 2023