Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Belgian Golden AleSchlafly Belgian Golden Ale
BA SCORE
65.4%
Liked This Beer
3.71 w/ 179 ratings
Schlafly Belgian Golden AleSchlafly Belgian Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Belgian-Style Golden Ale opens with a fruity nose and rounded sweetness that compose a pale and balanced beer. Hallertau hops lend a hint of spice that balances the aroma and flavor of orchard fruit. Similar to our Belgian Tripel, but with a lighter body and a crisper finish, it is the perfect introduction to the family of Belgian beers renowned for their complexity and delicacy.

Beers from this region reflected the diversity of Belgium itself, a nation that has three official languages (Dutch, French, and German). Bordering Germany and France, Belgian ales incorporate the complex flavors of French wine into the German brewing heritage. In Post World War II Europe, Belgian brewers developed golden strong ales to compete with the rising popularity of lighter Pilsner style beers.

23 IBU

Added by zeff80 on 03-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,189
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
179
Liked:
117
Avg:
3.71/5
pDev:
12.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 36
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3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium gold with a thin, white head that is barely half a finger. It fades away quickly just leaving some light lacing.

Aroma is very fruity with peach, pear and orange along with some coriander spiciness from the yeast.

Flavor closely follows the aroma with fruit being very dominant. There is almost a little bit of tartness present. Malt is very light with just a slight bit of bread detectable in the background. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and bitterness is light with some stickiness and sweetness lingering.

Overall, a decent try at a Belgian Pale Ale but it is a notch below the authentic versions. Schlafly did a good job with this, though, and it is worth picking up should you see it.

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Schlafly Belgian Golden Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 65.4% out of 100 with 179 ratings
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