What’s Brewing: Old Fashioned Ale by Schlafly St. Louis Brewery

Schlafly Beer, the independent craft brewery in St. Louis,  recently introduced a new release in the “St. Louis Crafted Cocktail” brand: Old Fashioned Ale. The four-pack of 330-ML bottles features the flavors of one of America’s most iconic cocktails, the Old Fashioned, in a sweet and smoky barrel-aged brew.

Brewed with blood orange juice, the Ale is then aged on bourbon barrel chips. “You taste every element of an Old Fashioned, combined with every component that is expected from a full-bodied Ale. This contemporary twist on a long-time bar favorite is the best of both worlds, especially as we transition into fall and the colder months ahead,” said Stephen Hale, Founding Brewer. 

Old Fashioned Ale is the final release from Saint Louis Crafted Cocktails in 2019. With its simple text and packaging, the line of Saint Louis Crafted Cocktails evokes the spirit of craft cocktails – an air of mystery and intrigue for what’s inside. The unique apothecary-style bottle exemplifies an experimental brew: a cocktail that’s not a beer, and a beer that’s not a cocktail.

Following the release of White Russian Ale, Kentucky Mule Ale, Paloma Gose and Bellini Saison, Old Fashioned Ale is available now in the St. Louis area and surrounding markets. 

Old Fashioned Ale (8% abv)
Visual: Dark brown.
Nose: Sweet and slightly spicy with a heavy malt nose.
Taste: This reminded me of a scotch ale crossed with a Belgian Triple. Very seasonal and viscous with a lot of sweetness. Like a fruitcake in a glass. Not much effervescence, and surprisingly very little orange flavor.
Finish: Fairly long with a lot of the dessert-like sweetness lasting for a few minutes.
Overall: An excellent ale, that emulates an Old Fashioned in some respects. This is a perfect beer to have with a traditional holiday meal. In fact, start off with an Old Fashioned cocktail beforehand, and finish up with a neat bourbon afterwards and you’ll have hit all the marks.
GSN Rating: A-

For more information go to: Schlafly

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