Schlafly Pumpkin Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Pumpkin AleSchlafly Pumpkin Ale
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,287
Reviews:
572
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
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404
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Photo of StonewallSipper
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark amber color, aroma is faint, allspice,clove,pumpkin, taste is what I have been looking for in a pumpkin beer, this is a good one. Good Job.

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Photo of MJ64
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-golden burnt yellow color with foamy to fizzy sort of white head. Sly lace but sliding for the most part.
The aroma had a soft sweet pumpkin flesh running into some ginger, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and clove. Subtle earthiness and a fair bready/pie crust-like malty backbone balanced in nicely.
The flavor blended the spices to the malts really nice. Moderate semi-sweet aftertaste with a tickle of those spices.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Spices do not grip as I thought they may have like a fair amount of other pumpkin ales. This one is a bit different with a sturdier malt backbone to compensate a smoother feel along my tongue. ABV and carbonation felt fine.
Overall, one of the better pumpkin ales on the market that I love coming back to when I'm given the chance.

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Photo of citizencane
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours orange with decent head from bottle into glass. Smell is of pumpkin fruit, pumpkin pie, and requisite spices. Taste is similar but more emphasis on spices, maybe clove, ginger, and nutmeg? Balanced and tastes like a balance of pumpkin pie and pumpkin.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Orange color with a fair amount of carbonation. Aromas and notes of pumpkin and spice. Velvety mouthfeel. Lingering finish of cinnamon and caramel, with some boozy, Bourbon qualities that aren’t too overpowering. When the time of year comes around for pumpkin ales that are 99% all the boring same, this is among the 1% that elevates itself.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stlfatguy
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll preface by saying I generally HATE pumpkin beers. Really pumpkin everything. Just because it's October, I don't know why we have to have pumpkin Coffee, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream and a host of other items that taste like the same fake flavor additive. Every pumpkin beer had that save forced, fake taste, and I stopped trying them.

Then I was at a friend's and offered the only thing he had. Somehow that Cold, Outdated Bottle tasted like hot, fresh baked pumpkin pie. It's everything everyone else has said here. Perfect spice, perfect feel.

It's still not a style I would pick, but compared to everything else out there, this pumpkin beer is head and shoulders above the rest.

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Photo of LaurenLM
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best pumpkin beer that I've ever tried, it's basically pumpkin pie in a bottle! The spices are balanced perfectly and the body of this beer Is perfect as well and not too heavy, unlike many pumpkin beers that i've had in the past.

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Photo of Madasyn
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johng19751
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbowman1983
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beagleyx2
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robertm2152
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ron_Mexico
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
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