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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,096
Reviews:
581
Ratings:
2,331
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I remember this being good but nowhere near as robust as Cigar City's and Alewerk's offerings. Here goes:

A: Excellent. A clear but dark brown with a large head and very substantial lacing. This beer looks better than I remember it.

S: Sure, has a smattering of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, but these scents are far, far less robust than in Good Gourd and Alewerks. Some caramel malt to back up the added spices, but nothing special.

T: Again, less robust than in other offerings of the style. Good but somewhat disappointing. While the pumpkin spices are apparent, they're ultimately eclipsed by a grainy malt background. Noting special. I actually think Southern Tier's offering beats this one, too.

M: Good, but somewhat light.

O: A good beer. Maybe I judged it too harshly. I just compare this one to Good Gourd and Alewerks and find those two far better.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

As for Pumpkin beers, this one is my favorite hands down. Smooth with just the right level of pumpkin flavor, not pumpkin-pie mind you, while retaining it's characteristics as a beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

A: A dark bronze color with a nice finger of off tan head at the top, left a nice lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Pumpkin throughout, lots of spice and cinnamon, some sweet nutmeg as well and graham crackers on the tail end, beautiful nose on this brew.

T: Taste amazing, just like the nose with more pumpkin flavors apparent as you drink this one, lots of spice and nutmeg, very good taste.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied, good stickyness as well on this one.

O: Probably the best fall beer I have ever had, perfect balance, great tasting, and makes the fall even more beautiful. Amazing beer.

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4.48/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,331 ratings
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