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:
#1,095
Reviews:
581
Ratings:
2,331
pDev:
11.67%
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Photo of VicVinegar
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best of the style in my book. Just enough spice and pumpkin flavor, not overpowering or overly sweet like some others. Good aroma as well, with the spice coming through.

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Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a nice looking burnt orange color little darker then most pumpkin brews with a thumb sized khaki head that sadly doesn't leave any lace.

Aroma is nice good sweet malts, bready but with touches of molasses or extra sugars, pumpkin and spiced like most with cinnamon and nutmeg. Nice aroma like most pumpkins but seems to have a touch more malt, pumpkin or sweetness.

Taste is nice good malt base sweet with plenty of pumpkin notes. Finish is of course pumpkin pie spice that seems just perfect not over done as some brewers do. Or maybe this one just has enough malts to balance out the spice.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium with fairly normal carbonation.

Overall this is one tasty pumpkin brew, probably one of the better pumpkins that I have had if memory serves but at my age it usually doesn't.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd53grif
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Similar in taste to Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale but much darker in color. Cinnamon spice noticeable. Very good.

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Photo of DMc8ride
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber color with a tight, khaki head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and some toasted malt.

Tastes of the toasted malt and pumpkin layered with some spice and a touch of hops. Malts lead off with notes of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. This gives way to pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. A touch of graham cracker along with pumpkin comes next before a bit of earthy hops. Finishes with a slight bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done pumpkin ale.

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Photo of UnderwhelmingAlcoholic
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roozer69
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seedyone
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle at home. Well within freshness date. Amber to cola color. Fleeting head leaves no lacing & no head. Clove & ginger lead the cinnamon & allspice on the palate. Nothing subtle here. Big flavor with a rich mouthfeel leaves you with no doubt what you drinking. Surprising how fleeting the flavor is.

Not the best & not the worst, of a crowded field, but at 8% who gives a S#!+. Get it while you can, but keep it away from food as it will overwhelm anything else you get near.

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

A shhhhhwigggg of good ol' Pumpkin Pie! A toast to the Fall and cozy times with candles, burning firewood, and the end of the disgusting summer!

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Photo of unclekeith
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of _nickg_
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dubnation
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mojopin88
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pflynn44
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpdKilz
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwkash
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of berdman92
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark amber color, aroma is faint, allspice,clove,pumpkin, taste is what I have been looking for in a pumpkin beer, this is a good one. Good Job.

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