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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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4.2/5
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2,328 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:
#1,090
Reviews:
580
Ratings:
2,328
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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404
Gots:
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Ratings: 2,328 |  Reviews: 580
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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Photo of MJ64
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-golden burnt yellow color with foamy to fizzy sort of white head. Sly lace but sliding for the most part.
The aroma had a soft sweet pumpkin flesh running into some ginger, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and clove. Subtle earthiness and a fair bready/pie crust-like malty backbone balanced in nicely.
The flavor blended the spices to the malts really nice. Moderate semi-sweet aftertaste with a tickle of those spices.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Spices do not grip as I thought they may have like a fair amount of other pumpkin ales. This one is a bit different with a sturdier malt backbone to compensate a smoother feel along my tongue. ABV and carbonation felt fine.
Overall, one of the better pumpkin ales on the market that I love coming back to when I'm given the chance.

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Photo of citizencane
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours orange with decent head from bottle into glass. Smell is of pumpkin fruit, pumpkin pie, and requisite spices. Taste is similar but more emphasis on spices, maybe clove, ginger, and nutmeg? Balanced and tastes like a balance of pumpkin pie and pumpkin.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Orange color with a fair amount of carbonation. Aromas and notes of pumpkin and spice. Velvety mouthfeel. Lingering finish of cinnamon and caramel, with some boozy, Bourbon qualities that aren’t too overpowering. When the time of year comes around for pumpkin ales that are 99% all the boring same, this is among the 1% that elevates itself.

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

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,328 ratings
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