rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a thin cap for a head that fades into a ring around the side of the glass. Not really any lacing to speak of.
Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and graham cracker. A very pleasant fall spiciness and really captures the pumpkin pie aroma perfectly. Not overtly spicy whatsoever.
Flavor is very near perfection. Some squashy-ness up front quickly followed by a healthy wallup of cinnamon and nutmeg. A quick shot of vanilla along with some whipped cream but the spices hold strong. Never do they become overwhelming but rather quite nicely balance with everything else. Bitterness is extremely light and nearly imperceptible. This beer is just a touch sweet and not a sugar bomb like so many pumpkin beers. A nice, dry finish with just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.
Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers out there. Very well balanced and not sweet at all. I could honestly drink a couple of these in a sitting. One to pick up every year.
shigadeyo (3350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/07/2015: On the sweet and strong side; dangerously drinkable. Underlying caramelized pumpkin is nice with just a bit of cinammon and clove spice, perhaps a bit of nutmeg as well. Quite good which is a surprise to me since I don’t typically care for Schafly beers... Draught at Village Pizza in Newtown, Ohio.
OnTheTrail (140) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber. Aroma of clove and cinnamon, like mulled wine or cider. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, malty, with a whisper of hops and alcohol. Mouthfeel is strong and pleasant.
lbianchi66 (131) - FRANCE - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe cuivrée, mousse moyennement.
Saveurs rondes de canelle, citrouille, clou de girofle, noix de muscade et sucre candy. Le final est sur une note de malt toasté. Moyennement longue en bouche.
Texture légèrement crémeuse.
Trop épicée à mon goût, mais une bonne bière.
gripweed57 (1052) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Copper color with a large creamy taupe head. Wonderful pumpkin aroma has notes of cinnamon, mace and nutmeg. Rich, creamy toasted malt flavor with all right spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and more. There is a touch of brown sugar as well. Slightly bittersweet in the finish. This ranks right up their with the best pumpkin ales I have tasted. A pleasant surprise.
arn8897 (202) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aromas of pumpkin nutmeg and a little cinnamon. Taste the same with some malty sweetness. Nice lacing in the glass. Medium palate. Really nice ale. Little alcohol but nut to much. Very nice complex flavor.
paintedmaple (591) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap...amber brown pour with a fresh pumpkin pie nose. Balanced and complex without being overdone. Nice.
weihenweizen (2393) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on August 8, 2015, poured into a glass. Dark Amber with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin, medium body, little carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, and some clove.
tsd08460 (318) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: pumpkin pie spice, caramel,
Appearance: clear amber, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Pumpkin87 (159) - - AUG 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep copper with medium beige head that quickly dissipates, leaving slight skim.
Excellent aroma of pumpkin and pie spices. Clove, cinnamon and nutmeg are all there in the glass, but not so much that they overwhelm the baked pumpkin and butternut squash flavors. That’s augmented by hints of peach, caramel and vanilla.
Medium body, restrained carbonation, sweetish without being cloying and a finish that is true to the rest of the glass.
A good start to the season: Schlafly has made a contender for the best American pumpkin beer, and a model for how to keep a brew balanced while hitting a specific flavor profile.
jbuskirk (818) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not the type of person who likes pumpkin beers. In fact, I could do entirely without the autumn pumpkin release trend. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale was a game-changer. This stuff is like liquid pumpkin pie. Except it’s better than some pumpkin pies I’ve tried. The nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon are used perfectly. The pumpkin doesn’t taste like it came from a pumpkin candle for once and the rich, creamy malt isn’t buried by all the other flavors. I want this beer on my Thanksgiving table.