Schlafly Pumpkin Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Pumpkin AleSchlafly Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of ToddBeans
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rrski198
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber color. Orange and red hues. Small off white, cream colored head with little to no lacing

S: Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, alcohol.

T: Good. Very similar to Schlafly's Christmas Ale. Flavor follows the nose. Lots of clove here. For this to be a pumpkin ale, I don't taste much pumpkin. This is the first pumpkin ale I have ever had so maybe this is supposed to be what they are all about, however, all i really get is the other flavors that go into pumpkin pie.

M: Very nice. Full with average to high carbonation. Smooth and fall away quick. Left with a small burn from the booze and the clove again.

D: I could have 2, maybe three. The simple flavors over and over would be to much.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best pumpkin ales money can buy. This tastes like someone took an actual pumpkin pie and ground it straight into the bottle. Not my favorite type of style, but if you are looking for one, this is an absolute must.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of sendsilk
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottles poured into my Kuhnhenn snifter.

A- Looks great, not really any lacing but a rich amber color.

S- Fantastic, really, the smell makes me excoted to try this beer. Smells like a freah baked pumpkin pie. Let's see how it tastes...

T- Wow, what a great pumpkin beer! It's like drinking a Pumking but without that funny ST 'too perfect' flavor to it. Really nice cinnamon, clove and pumpkin taste too it.

M- fine.

O- Very nice pumpkin beer, try it if you can get it!

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Photo of sommersb
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle with no apparent dating.

Appearance is a nice dark amber color with a 2-3 finger tan head.

The aroma on this beer is incredible; very spicy. You really get the pumpkin flavors along with a little alcohol in the smell. I enjoyed smelling this one repeatedly.

The taste carries over from the smell with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices. This beer has a slight sweetness to it and a rich malty taste -- delicious. No bitterness present.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with some boozy elements and a spicy aftertaste.

This is the best pumpkin ale I've tasted so far. Highly recommended

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.18/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
4.17 out of 5 based on 2,284 ratings.
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