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
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#1,097
Reviews:
581
Ratings:
2,336
pDev:
11.67%
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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear amber brown with little carbonation and no residual head or lacing. The nose is a rum-like mix of spices and booze, caramelized sugar, and some gourdy undertones. The taste transcends the beer's nose and appearance bringing potent pie spices to the forefront, big pumpkin sweetness, and hint of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium, sweet bodied, slightly booze, so spiced that it's gritty, but also with an elegant gourd presence, great drinkability, and has a mildly biting, bitter finish. I do enjoy this beer and think it's refined enough to do well at the dinner table, but would likely not be my go-to beer out at a bar.

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- A murky, sort of light brownish-orange with a fizzy tan head that leaves a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. When held up to the light, there is some transparent light shining through.

S- Big aromas of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin bread and hints of toast. Very bold aroma, but not overwhelming.

T- The spices mentioned shine through in the flavor as well. While the nose was dominated by clove, it is mainly noticeable in the finish. Nutmeg and cinnamon come through first along with the hints of toast. Sugary pumpkin bread sweetness in the middle with clove at the end.

M- Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. In between a full sipper and an easy drinker.

O- A very good, very solid pumpkin beer. Very nicely put together.

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Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Gorgeous amber with a 1/2 finger of white head.

Smell: Strong clove presence(similar to Good Gourd), pumpkin flesh, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Taste: It really does taste like a pumpkin pie. Amazing, and incredibly well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall: This definitely goes in my top 5 Pumpkin beers. This kinda takes everything I like about DFH - Punkin: well balanced, Good Gourd: huge clove+sweet pumpkin, though more subdued and Pumking. Going to seek out more Schlafly now!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Small light brown to tan head settles to a super thin lacing above a thick burnt caramel colored pumpkin beer.

Light pumpkin and pumpkin pie type spices aroma with its cinnamon and nutmeg coming through nicely.

Spicy pumpkin pie taste, all it needs is a scoop of miracle whip on top of it.

Very light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the pumpkin pie tastes remaining behind with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty decent pumpkin ale, not overbearing on the pumpkin tastes but what is there is noticeable and pretty good tasting.

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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 2,336 ratings
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