Appearance: deep and clear copper-amber depths. Beautiful head of puffy fluffy lace-inducing goodness – off-white and bready. Swirls creamy.
Nose: breadly sweet. Peach and apricot breads and pastries with delicate sweetness of candied fruits. Ginger snaps and ginger candies. Dense whole wheat bread. Dried apples and plump juicy golden raisins.
Palate: apple pastries with cinnamon and apple skins in the back. Dry finish in the middle lingers and induces more thirst. Golden raisins, dried apricots. Sweet with a tropical tart nip at the back of each swallow. Pineapple? Dried candied ginger slivers. Nutmeg in the breath.
Final Thoughts: a very nice pale ale which is a style that is and can be very overdone in the sense that everyone brews a pale ale and to find one that stands out as something to be remembered is rare and elusive. The Pale Ale from Schlafly was one such stand-out I’d gladly happily drink over and over and over.
(an original written by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)