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:
571
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
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405
Gots:
509
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8
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

A: A dark bronze color with a nice finger of off tan head at the top, left a nice lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Pumpkin throughout, lots of spice and cinnamon, some sweet nutmeg as well and graham crackers on the tail end, beautiful nose on this brew.

T: Taste amazing, just like the nose with more pumpkin flavors apparent as you drink this one, lots of spice and nutmeg, very good taste.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied, good stickyness as well on this one.

O: Probably the best fall beer I have ever had, perfect balance, great tasting, and makes the fall even more beautiful. Amazing beer.

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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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1.16/5  rDev -72.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.76/5  rDev +14.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of kss5600
5/5  rDev +19.9%

As of this writing, my new favorite beer. Drank it at El Bait in Des Moines September 2014.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WesMantooth
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The deep, dark reddish brown, or amber if you will, pour already sets itself apart from many pumpkin ales.

The smell is sweet malt, and baking spices. Defiantly cloves in there with some cinnamon. I think I heard it ask "are you ready to do this?".

The taste, especially if not too cold, is in your face pumpkin pie filling. Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin, and a graham cracker like malt base. Not overly sweet by any means. Just well balanced. It does have a little bit too much of a dry feel/finish to it, but otherwise, the best pumpkin ale I have had so far.

If you want an easier drinking, subtle pumpkin, I would suggest the Dogfish Head. If you want a more filling one closer to pumpkin pie/roll, this is what you need.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mongrel
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Velvety soft blanket of vanilla and cinnamon. Initially tastes and smells more like a sweet baked good than a beer, but a nice balanced beer profile soon emerges. Abundantly spiced, but not too sweet and cloying. Cool, piney hops bring up the rear and make for a clean finish. No hint of the big 8% ABV. Pretty impressive and dangerously drinkable.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.2/5  rDev -47.2%

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2.12/5  rDev -49.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of kellyej
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Dark amber-brown color; pours with a nice head that dissolves into bubbles around the side of the glass
S: Pumpkin pie (pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, graham cracker pie crust), vanilla, a little alcohol
M: Medium- full body, a little bit of coating but a good effervescence throughout
T: On the pumpkin beer spectrum that ranges from pumpkin pie to gourd in flavor, I would argue that Schlafly is more on the pumpkin pie side. In fact, I would say this beer tastes strongly of rich pumpkin pie filling. There is also something in the taste that reminds me a bit of apple cider. The spices are great and really build as I was drinking. Despite the richness, this beer somehow managed not to be too heavy or cloying.

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