This is the Snobby Beer review of Pumpkin Ale from Schlafly in St Louis, MO. This beer is brewed with pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. This beer is one of the most highly rated pumpkin beers, and is released seasonally in September-October.
From the Schlafly website:
APPEARANCE: Copper-colored, bright
PROCESS: Brewed with pumpkin squash and a blend of spices
HOPS: Marynka (PL)
MALTS: 2-row and Crystal malted barley, Munich malt, wheat malt, chocolate malt
YEAST: American Ale
Our Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
While pumpkin beers were produced in the early days of the American colonies, they were different from the pumpkin beers we know today. Colonists used pumpkin and squash as the fermenting medium, since malted barley was scarce. Once malt became more readily available, it replaced these alternatives to grain. In the 1990′s, American craft brewers reintroduced the style to the delight of pumpkin beer drinkers.”
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