Schlafly Pumpkin Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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
Ratings:
2,284
Reviews:
570
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
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403
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Photo of porters4life
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrimeDog
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dudd
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Numbskull13
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I gave this beer a great rating because it is so great.wonderful body, smells like Halloween and is perfect for all the upcoming holidays. I am drinking one now on a chilly September evening and it just hit the spot. Not to over done with the spice but still enough to remind me of fall and fire pits.

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Photo of Jason1221
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peaches13
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of speeder757
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MooseBoose
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ABabbidge
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a dark copper/ mahogany color with a thin crackling head.

S: Very aromatic. Lots of clove and nutmeg.

T: Malt and pumpkin flavor up front. Ends very spicy with all of the traditional pumpkin spice notes (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon). Although the spices are very noticeable they are not over done. There is enough malt that you can still tell this is a beer and I think that keeps it from being to spicy or sweet.

F: Very smooth and creamy. Not too much carbonation and the spices don't "bite" you as they are well balanced.

O: Very well balanced flavors. I have never brewed a pumpkin ale but I imagine it is very difficult to not over do the spices as they are very aromatic and flavorful. Schlafly pulled it off well though.

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this once before about 5 years ago. Bought a single bottle as "Make Your Own 6" from the Hy-Vee across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 'Jack O'Lantern" handled-glass stein last night on 9/12/16.

Lots going on with this brew with fantastic color after the pour, as well a aroma . Very smooth and goes down easy with a perfect balance of pumpkin and spice. Can't tell that this one is a 8% ABV brew either. This one along with the "Whole Hog" pumpkin ale are my two favorites for this brew style. Highly recommend this one if you can find it.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Echo Tap and Grille. Pours a copper, ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Smell reminiscent of fresh pumpkin pie. Taste dominated by allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Easily drinkable despite ABV. Recommended.

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Photo of JTitan13
4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FBarber
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown. Clear and crisp. Thin bubbly tan head dissipates quickly leaving just a slick of foam on top of the beer.

Smell is quite spicy on the nose with a strong yeast presence tinged by notes of clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Hint of pumpkin, but its not the main aroma. Also the pumpkin smell is much more along the lines of a fresh cut pumpkin, so its very "natural" smelling. Doesn't have that super sweet or fake flavor.

Taste has note so pumpkin up front - gourd like and fresh. Tons of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove come through. Very spiced.
Nice malt backbone on this beer with a spicy finish. Touch of sweetness but not overly so.

Feel is light and drinkable. Medium carbonation. Smooth beer. The spices provide a slight warmth due to the spices.

Overall as pumpkin beers go, this is one of the best. Great tasting beer that captures pumpkin pie without anything tasting artificial or overly sweet.

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Photo of tshute
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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