Saturday, October 15, 2011

Schlafly - Oktoberfest; Kolsch Style Ale; Hefeweizen; Pale Ale

The Schlafly brand is brewed by the St. Louis Brewery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Oktoberfest - This beer pours burnt orange, dark amber, light brown in color.  There is a small off-white head of foam.  The aroma is lightly roasted, toasted malt, a bit of caramel, and a clean, sweet grassiness.  The taste is a deep, rich, somewhat sweet maltiness, roasted, toasted, nutty, with a touch of tartness to balance.  This is more like a really good light nut brown ale than an Oktoberfest, but really good nonetheless.

Kolsch Style Ale - This beer pours a dark golden yellow with a quarter-inch of white, thick and foamy head.  The aroma is malty grain, straw, grass, light flowers.  The taste is malty, lightly fruity and floral.  It is intensely crisp and carbonated and has a refreshing sting on the throat.  This is a very good American take on the style.

Hefeweizen - This beer pours a slightly cloudy, dark yellow golden with a slight head of white foam.  The aroma is malty grain and an aromatic floral fruitiness.  The taste is rich malt, just a touch of fruit.  Finishes crisp and refreshing with a toasty malt aftertaste.  This isn't much of a "hefeweizen", but it is a very tasty and refreshing wheat beer.  Very good.

Pale Ale - This beer pours medium copper-amber-brown in color with a small head of very light brown foam.  The aroma is malty and lightly fruity.  The taste is roasted, toasted, slightly nutty malt, a touch of plum-like fruit, with a quite bitter and dry finish.

No comments:

Post a Comment