Schlafly – Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale – 3.2 out of 7 Smokestacks


St. Louis’s well liked brewery Schlafly brewed this experimental Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale that didn’t do too well, too bad. And it started off great with smoke on the nose right upon opening it, but then when I poured it into a glass and a frigging foam monster emerged. I fought it back and was able to give myself a decent pour after a sec. Then I tasted it and got peculiar peat flavors. I guess raspberries and smoked jalapeno peppers (chipotle peppers) combine to form a flavor that is less becoming. And while I begin to grow accustomed to these earthy, musty beer flavors, I notice the heat. spicy heat, picante, no caliente, The spiciness helped the score out a smidge, but overall, this beer ain’t my cup of tea (or suchong). Final score = 3.2 Smokestacks out of a total possible score of 7 Smokestacks.

Brewer Schlafly
Beer Name Raspberry Chipotle Brown Ale
Brewer’s Description… or, well, I found it on the internet, don’t actually know if the brewer wrote this. Brewed with fresh raspberries and smoked, dried jalapeños, the new 5.9-percent abv entry is packaged in a 750-ml. bottle that highlights the beer’s experimental development process through a descriptive label and neck tag
Food Pairings BBQ
Brewer Location St. Louis, MO
Alcohol content by volume 5.90%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 24
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3.3
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 2
Sausage detection? Y or N N, not even chorizo
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 4
Foaminess 1-7 (thin ring – rabid dogs mouth) 7
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 3.2

They got a OK website:

Schlafly Beer Homepage

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