November 19, 2011

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale.

My friend Dennis gave me this beer to try. Weíve been on a Pumpkin beer kick and earlier this year we found one that we both really liked. He said that this one was even better, and said I had to try it. Iíll be reviewing the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale by The Saint Lewis Brewing Company.

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When poured into a glass it has a dark amber color to it. Light passed through easily; there is no cloudiness to the beer at all. A quarter inch head formed, but it faded rapidly to a ring around the edge of the glass. There was minimal lacing.

It smells almost exactly like pumpkin pie. You get that strong pumpkin scent with cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a touch of caramel malts to it that ties all of the pumpkin pie scents together.

The taste is almost exactly like how it smells; you get this pumpkin pie taste with the pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. The caramel malts just add a little something to it that brings it to the next level.

It is a medium bodied beer that has a creamy feel to it, but does not coat the mouth. The carbonation is a little heavier than I would like for the style of beer, but itís not distracting. Itís easy to drink.

This has to be the best pumpkin beer Iíve had to date. Itís like Schlaflyís brewers found a way to perfect the pumpkin beer. Itís sweet, but not too sweet. Itís smooth, but not so smooth that you are going to drink an entire bottle and not realize that you just finished 12 ounces in record time. This is a pumpkin beer that in the fall, I would go out of my way to find. I could see friends and myself sitting around at a Halloween party or backyard bonfire drinking these. I give this 8 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at November 19, 2011 08:04 PM | TrackBack