bubblehouse (1531) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Not the best pale ale but it is serviceable in a pinch. Maybe one of my least favorite schlafly. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
355ml bottle. Weird that they have 2 pale ales in their regular lineup.Pours a honeylike golden amber, larger white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy, not much maltiness. Flavor is spicy, toasted malt, quite dry, lingering pretzel characteristic. Smooth and sessionable. Scipio (1084) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a clear, reddish amber with a medium beige head. A more mild aroma contains caramel, nuts, grassy hops, and biscuit. The taste has a bit of bitterness to it. More hops come out here with some grassiness complimented with lemon. Malty notes of caramel and nuts serve more as undertones. The aftertaste is a short, sharp lemon. Light to medium in body, average in carbonation, and a bit of a more slick texture. Nothing really memorable about this one. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Large sample pour. Aroma of wet socks and dogs, mild malt... Some hops. Flavor comes through much nicer with some nicer hop notes. Lighter body and easy drinking.. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
A golden orange ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light butterscotch, nutty notes, light honey notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light nutty notes, oily mouth feel, old and oxidized.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is a finger high, barely off-white in shade. It both retains acceptably and leaves behind a ring of lacing as it fades.
S: Simplistic and mild, perhaps befitting its ABV. The primary aromatic notes are earthy hops and toffee-laden malts - like I said, simple. This seems to have a bit more brown sugar and chocolate than I’m used to from the style, but the lack of distinct fruit esters (like apricot) are a letdown.
T: The malt backbone is a bit more defined than I’m used to from more mediocre examples of the style: I can taste faint hints of chocolate and brown sugar. Luckily, it’s not really sweeter than those aforementioned mediocre examples. It finishes slightly grapey, though I could still use a bit more fruit flavor. Not bad, though - it does seem to have hints of depth.
M: Pleasantly crisp and light, with a semi-dry finish. The malts don’t choke the palate down, thankfully. Typical of the style, carbonation is on the lower side.
O: This style really encapsulates averageness in the craft beer realm: rarely have I had a crappy example of the style, but I don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with an example. And this fits into that zeitgeist perfectly. Not bad, not great, worth drinking again, but not really worth buying 6-packs of. gregwilsonstl (2505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Malty. Perfectly average beer. Slight citrus. Dry. Medium carbonation. Good go to beer. tompete (333) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at Devote Iowa City. Sparkling orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of clean rich malt and a hint if hop spice. Flavours of rich malt, but extremely smooth. Medium body that is extremely refreshing. Finish is slightly sweet. EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a light amber with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is all skunk. Taste is high on carbonation and low on good taste. Once again, I’ve found another Schlafly beer I don’t like. Taste is heavy on that english barley and malt. Not good. LuckyDog (615) - - AUG 17, 2014
Slightly floral aroma. Nice hop bite. Good balance. Very drinkable. Would go well with good with food.