Schlafly Double Bean Blonde Ale

I’m finally done with getting the blog current. This means that I can go back to scheduling posts! Let’s get started with this beer from Schlafly.

ABV: 6.3%

Style: American Blonde Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Darkness and romance lurk beneath the golden exterior of this ale that combines the prominent flavors and aromas of coffee and the smooth richness of chocolate. We use simple, straightforward malts and hops to keep the focus on the notable characteristics of the featured ingredients. After the beer is fermented, we let it rest on cocoa nibs sourced from Ghana—one of the world’s largest chocolate exporters. In the final stage of production we add a cold coffee toddy made from filtered water and finely ground beans roasted by St. Louis’ own Kaldi’s Coffee and sourced directly from the Shiwanda Estate in Africa’s southeastern Tanzania.”

Random: This beer is a special release from the brewery.

The beer poured with a two finger, very loose, slightly off white head. It dissipated quickly, but left very little lacing on the glass. The body was mostly clear and bright orange in color. It had a lot of floaties in the body. There was light carbonation visible. The nose had pale malt, chocolate shavings and light roasted coffee. The taste had slightly more depth than the nose, but not much. The chocolate shavings and light roasted coffee came through first. The pale malt came through next with some toffee as well. The body was on the medium side with moderate carbonation. It had a quick finish with coffee. A bottle of this was $2, which broke down to $.17 per ounce. I thought this beer was decent, but nothing mind-blowing.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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