Six of the Best Locally Brewed Pumpkin Beers
Schlafly's famous pumpkin ale. | Pat Kohm
The Brewery: Schlafly (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337)
The Beer: Pumpkin ale
The Basics: Well, if you could only drink one pumpkin beer this year, this might be the one to with. Dark orange in color, sweet and savory with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, Schlafly's pumpkin ale is widely considered one of the best, not just in the city, but in the country -- Beer Advocate gives it a 94/100 rating and puts it at No. 3 on it list of top pumpkin beers. Rate My Pumpkins, a blog that does nothing but taste pumpkin beers from all over the country, rated Schlafly 96/100 and has it ranked second overall. From the first sip you taste pumpkin pie, and not just the aroma, but the taste of a real, fresh-out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie. Be warned, this beer packs quite a punch, with the strong 8 percent ABV, but the sweet deliciousness translates to easy, enjoyable drinking. Find this at Schlafly's Tap Room, Bottleworks and at locations all over town.
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