Schlafly Pumpkin Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Pumpkin AleSchlafly Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
4.2/5
2,318 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,071
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
2,318
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
404
Gots:
527
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 2,318 |  Reviews: 578
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beef poured a hazy copper orange and builds a nice tan bubbly head about two fingers high. It does not stick around to long and leaves no lacing.
The smell is very rich on nutmeg, spice, pumpkin and citrus.
The taste is extraordinary! Up front you have cinnamon and spice. In the middle the pumpkin takes charge and sweetens up the palette. The finish is a lot of nutmeg flavor with a hop backdrop. Somewhere there comes a kittle citrus flavor through, which adds greatly to the balance.
Not being a friend of pumpkin beers, this would be the one I would buy again. Great job!

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz poured into a tulip

A- Pours hazy orange with a finger and a half of an off tan head. SOme alcohol legs, surprising head retention.

S- Cinnamon and nutmeg. Some brown sugar and all spice. Simple and well done.

T- A lot of cinnamon and nutmeg. Really dominant in the taste and smell. There is a slight note of pumpkin flavor in this one. All spice, caramel. Very simple yet extremely well done.

M- Mouthfeel is there in this beer. It is syrupy smooth and spicy. Strong but not quite a sipper.

O- This is a go to pumpkin beer. I had heard its as good as Pumpking but I dont think it's quite there. This is a great representation of the style.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to chubbyswans for this bottle! Front label date Bottled 08 05 2010. Fresh!

Pours a deep ruby with almost no head. Nose is big and spicy - cinnamon stick is right up front and nutmeg too. Some vinous notes too. Palate is bright and densely packed. First sip reminds me of mulled cider that has been chilled down again. Cinnamon stick and nutmeg again, very present, but lots of delicious red apple cider flavors too.

Couldn't find any of the pumpkin in here - very heavy handed on the spicy, but damn tasty. I usually HATE pumpkin spice beers, but this is solid. Don't want more than one, but luckily, all I have is one. Thanks again chubbyswans. Good ups.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JRed
3.52/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber/red in body with off-white head that fades to a film over top. Sweet aroma of pumpkin sweets, cinnamon, carrot cake, and light booze in the background. Light flavors of pumpkin treats, cinnamon, hazelnut, minor grass notes, light booze but not warming. Too light in body for the flavors here and light carbonation. A bit too watery for my preference.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a mostly translucent, orange-amber hue. Creamy, slightly off-white head about 1 finger thick forms. Retention is very short, but lacing is ok.

S- Nothing but sweet, fresh pumpkin pie here. I pick up ginger and cinnamon on the nose along with the great pumpkin flavor. Maybe some hints of nutmeg too.

T- By far the best pumpkin flavor of any pumpkin beer I've had. Starts with sweet and creamy pumpkin and spices. Nutmeg comes through a lot more in the taste than the scent. Solid malt backbone provides the palate on which the pumpkin paints its masterful flavors. Ends almost like a pumpkin pie too, with a slight bready flavor similar to pie crust on the tongue.

M- Thick and creamy, yet surprisingly light and delicious. Easy to drink, and warms slightly from the ABV.

Overall, the best pumpkin beer I've had by far. I'm not sure you can beat this one. Could be a great dessert beer. This is one of the best fall seasonals I've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Getalegup
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brownish gold in appearance with a little foam and some lacing.
This had a great mouthfeel feel and spice flavor.
One of the better pumpkin ales I've had.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -13.3%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jtierney89
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful tarnished brass color with a thin pumpkin colored head. Smells like sweet sweet pumpkin pie, whip cream and all. Cinnamon and pumpkin dominate the nostrils. Vanilla cardamon and clove as well.

Rich creamy mouthfeel. Light effervescence. Pumpkin pie in a bottle. Big and rich yet remains refreshing on the spicy finish. Well blended. Simple put, one of the best pumpkin beers i've ever had. Genuinely tastes like a cool slice of pumpkin pie! I love it. Oh and also, for that 8% alcohol, you can't detect a thing.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,318 ratings
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