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Schell's Hefeweizen - August Schell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
First brewed in 1984, Schell’s Hefeweizen is made with a blend of wheat malt and barley malts. We use an authentic wheat beer yeast culture, which gives the beer a fruity ale character dominated by a citrus-like tartness. Refreshingly light character with a higher than normal carbonation level. Straw-colored and cloudy from the unfiltered yeast left in suspension. Notes of banana and clove with a slight bready malt flavor.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 06-23-2002)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a big stemless wine glass. Thanks to "One for the Road" in Wexford for the bottle!

A perfectly serviceable Hefeweizen, surprisingly good, actually... hits all the right notes, a hazy dull yellow, short white head with only a bit of lace. Pleasing banana-pepper nose, clove in all the right places, wheaty. Excellent aroma, no off notes. Flavor continues on into a very to-style Hefe that honestly is one of the better ones I've had lately. Nothing wrong here at all, perhaps not as perfect as Weihenstephaner but surely better than most. No off anythings, this leans towards the lighter side of the style but still has enough body to be legit. Better than a lot of the stale old German imports that have been on shelves for who knows how long.

Wonderful carbonation, light ABV and a simple, mildly estery-sour finish round it off. If this were a local, I'd drink it to distraction in the summer months. Well done, Schell's.

Reading the reviews, it seems this beer may have gotten better lately. In any case, I look forward to trying it again when I go North.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 23:57:17 | More by kkipple
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Schell's Hefeweizen from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.