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

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11.43%
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

so, it finally happened...schlafly pumpkin appeared on shelves locally. got the tip today and picked some up on my way home from work. gotta see what all the hub bub is about! shared with my wife in 2 elysian pumpkinfest mini snifters.

a - brew poured an attractive transparent ruby chestnut with a thin bubbly head that was gone quick leaving a ring of bubbles clinging to the glass on the surface of the brew.

s - smells nice. soft pumkin and cinnamon.

t - my wife took a sip first and exclaimed "ooh, that's good" - always a good sign. and yes..it is good...quite good. pumpkin and cinnamon and brown sugar dance together in an extremely drinkable medley. not extremely beer like...very festive. not too in your face. nice malt.

m - medium to full bodied. feels like a holiday drink.

o - overall, a really well balanced pumpkin beer. not in your face, not overly sweet...just a super solid pumpkin beer. that being said, if you don't like pumpkin beer...you probably won't like this. but if you are going to try any pumpkin beer, give this one a shot.

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Photo of Zraly
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. A beautiful dark copper color that reminds you that this is an autumn release. Amazing freshly-ground cinnamon note blasts the senses. The smell is so good and definitely conjures to mind pumpkin pie.

Wow -- really smooth and spicy, with lots of crisp, caramel flavors along with Munich malt. Fantastic as far as the malt blend goes -- it probably doesn't get much better than this. The spices meld together seamlessly: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of ginger. But the spices do not overpower; the rich, smooth pumpkin-malt base creates a silky mouthfeel that doesn't cloy and finishes cleanly. A bit sticky and chewy at times, but in the end, it leaves you wanting more. And did I mention this thing hides its 8% ABV all too well?

I'm going to pick up an extra six pack of this to save for Thanksgiving. I'm definitely wanting to have this with my turkey dinner! Delicious and highly recommended.

Edit:

The more I drink of this, the more I love it. The spice flavor is leaving my mouth with a tingle and a slight numbing sensation from the sheer onslaught of spice love. My palate is giddy with cinnamon glee.

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Photo of roger617
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.0 Pours dark brown with 1 finger of white head the reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.
S: 4.5 Smells like Fall in a glass.
T: 4.5 It should not be 95 degrees outside with this taste in my mouth. I want to see red, orange and yellow leaves, pumpkins and Indian corn right now. This tastes just like a pumpkin beer should. Pumpkin, spices, and that lingering taste that makes you crave a full plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, more gravy, and football on TV.
M: 4.0 Smooth, silky, carbed well.
O: 4.25 Delicious. A great example of what this style should be. I will be getting more of this for the fall as I watch my beloved Indy Colts this Fall.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of NickHalden
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours tan/ light orange into glass with a medium head. Instant smell of pumpkin pie and malt as you pour. The taste of the beer is strong with pumpkin, crust, malt with a medium thickness to it. Compared to other pumpkin beers I've bought this really is a step above them. Would love to buy this again. The perfect beer for fall.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of dowen17
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange/red color with a tan one finger head.

Smell is full of spice. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. Some wheat in the background.

Very flavorful. Pumpkin spice and pumpkin at first sip. Towards the middle the wheat and grain flavors begin to settle on your tongue. The finish is all spice.

Mouthfeel is nice. A bit creamy with good carbonation. Spice tickles the tongue a bit.

Overall this is a good beer. Glad I got the chance to try it. Pick it up if you can.

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,337 ratings