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Schlafly No. 20 Vol. 2 Hop Toddy Ale

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Formerly brewed at Saint Louis Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Schlafly No.20, Volume 2: Hop Toddy was created by the second generation of Schlafly brewers – James “Otto” Ottolini, now head of brewing operations at Schlafly Bottleworks, and Sara Hale and Jack Petrovic, who are involved in St. Louis’ local food movement. Hop Toddy showcases our desire to experiment beyond the boundaries of traditional beer styles. This wheat ale is brewed with local wheat and honey, with a hint of concentrated lemon juice. A dry-hopping with Citra hops and aging in bourbon barrels makes it the beer equivalent of a hot toddy.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/07/2011: Schlafly Brand No. 20 Vol. 2 Hop Toddy Ale... Aroma: Sugary white dessert wine or white grape juice; alcohol; juicy ripe citrus (clementine, tangelo, red grapefruit); touch of vanilla. Appearance: Opaque orange color; thin, frothy beige crown with a moonscape texture on the surface. Flavor: Meyer Lemon sweet-sour combo, plenty of citrus notes (grapefruit and tangerine) paired with bourbon-aged high alcohol mead (just enough spicy and herbal honey notes come through to make the honey evident); mild bitterness with a tart twang in the finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; smooth, mellow texture; Overall: Pretty good and just different enough be be more memorable than others, especially for a WHEAT beer!

1 Pt. 9.4 Fl. Oz. bottle (9% Alc./Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #42 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
11th June 2011
Hazy amber beer, short lived white head. Zesty lemon citrus. A little honey and very mild bourbon. This actually works pretty well and the whole 750 slipped down fine after a hard days work.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Thanks to my summer Secret Santa for sending this along! This is one damn quirky beer, that’s for sure. Cloudy deep orange pour with a fairly inconsistent carbonation. Strong nose of lemon, tart/ripe yeast, and grass. The sharpness of Citra hops doesn’t work especially well with the lemon and the honey to me, nor the bourbon aging. Never been a fan of hop toddies, though, so that’s helping things I suppose. Very interesting experiment and kudos for the attempt, but not really my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1329) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2012
shared with friend. orangish hazy color with minimal white head. not sure what this concoction is suppose to be but the aroma is of citrus and honey and bourbon...with that lemon juice and the citrus almost seems overpowering. the sips that i had were again strong citrus/lemon and honey and on the backend was the bourbon. the warmer this got the more the honey and bourbon came thru but was twisted with this lemon thing..maybe a bit to much i dont know...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange amber with a small off white head. The aroma had toasted wheat bread, caramel, acidic citrus, sweet honey and subtle bourbon notes. The flavor opened with more toasted bread, caramel with tangy citrus. The lemon juice hits midway with an increasing bourbon and vanilla presence. Mouth feel is softer. Worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1727) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Great sour aroma of golden wheat. Color is a lite gold. Flavor is dry grass, sweet hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a murky orange-brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, grain, and honey. Flavor of orange juice, honey, florals, and light grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
that’s my boat .. . Pours a hazy gold .. . medium foam .. . apricot mostly, from the pit, to the fruit, to the tree .. . damn good and quite refreshing .. . A census taker tried to test me once. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice yoohoo..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit II, courtesy of foppa78. Hazy light peach orange appearance with an off white head. A touch tangy, citrusy, honey, wheat malty, light woody aroma. Somewhat tangy, tangerine-orange-lemon citrusy, honey, light bourbon, wheat malty flavor. Interesting but not something I’d buy again if I had the chance.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (782) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy honey to orange-amber color. Aroma of pineapple, peach, honey, floral, pine. Flavor is pineapple, sour orange, honey, peach, lavender, wood, with a hint of bourbon. This is a phenomenally fruity beer. It reminds me of a scratch mai tai made with a splash of bourbon...but beer.


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