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Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Raspberry Hefeweizen is a true fruit beer, not a fruit-flavored beer. We add pureed raspberries to our Hefeweizen during the primary fermentation process. Although we add no sugar, color or flavors, the resulting beer is a hazy pink color, with citrus aromas from the wheat and a flavor that is neat and tart. While this beer is low in bitterness, it is not overwhelmingly sweet, making it a thoroughly drinkable beer for the season.

In Belgium, fruit beers are quite popular and brewers often include wheat, along with malted barley. While our Raspberry Hefeweizen is not a true Belgian fruit beer, we have carried on the tradition of adding real fruit to fermenting beer. Today, many beers with fruit character are made with a fruit extract; we prefer to use the actual fruit to avoid any chemical or artificially sweet undertones in the beer.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2003)
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Reviews by KTCamm:
Photo of KTCamm
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single bottle poured into a pint glass. 10/28

Pours a darkish pink brown. Fake looking, off color. Light fruity sweetness apparent. Pixie stickish, Fruit forward taste, some subdued tartness. Odd bitter. Then a clear close, more watered than anything. Label says 'real fruit' but I'm not a believer. Not quite right.

KTCamm, Nov 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of 77apm
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

77apm, May 05, 2014
Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%

Fresh red raspberries in the nose. The tartness more so than the flavor of them sits on the wheat foundation. Subtle fruit/sugar appears in the finish. Interesting take on the hefeweizen style, and the malt itself is solid, but the raspberriness makes it hard to imagine looking forward to opening a second.

BuckeyeSlim, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of merlin48
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours the color of blush wine. One finger pinkish to coral head quickly falls. Some patchy lace left behind. Shimmering carbonation is apparent through the hazy body. Aroma is subdued, raspberries, wheat, and yeast. Mouthfeel is lightbodied with crisply aggressive carbonation. Taste is subdued, Lively carbonation is the dominant trait. Hints of raspberry, yeast, and grainy wheat. No fruit sweetness. Finishes clean and crisp. Refreshing, but insubstantial. A run of the mill, American fruit beer.

merlin48, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of Franziskaner
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light brown in color with a hint of pink and a cloudy complexion. Light Brussels lacing. A fingernail thin white head rests on top. Aroma is of tart raspberry purée. The taste is sharp,tart raspberries and pale wheat. The body is fairly carbonated.
Appearance: 3.5
Aroma:3.75
Taste: 3.25
Mouthfeel: 3.25
Overall: 3.25

Franziskaner, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Dusty278
1.83/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A - Cloudy and orange, not much head.

S - Smelt strongly of raspberry.

T - Could taste the yeast and wheat and a bit of an unpleasing raspberry flavor.

M - Average, balanced carbonation.

D - I wouldn't reccommend it and I certainly won't buy another. This is the only disappointment I have had with Schlafly however.

Dusty278, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of yankeeheel
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a kool-aid red with a smallish fizzy white head. Smells of raspberry but doesn't try to jump out of the glass at you. Tastes mildy sweet with the obvious fruit dominating. Solid wheat body gives it a lift. Mouthfeel is moderate but it would be hard for me to drink more than one of these.

yankeeheel, Sep 28, 2004
Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

KirkFrancis, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of smc143
2.63/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I bought a 6 pack of this beer from Cellar Rat in the Crossroads. I really should have known better. I don’t do fruit beers, typically.

It doesn’t really taste like beer with a raspberry tang as much as it tastes like a beer cocktail with raspberry flavored soda. I didn’t hate it. I didn’t love it. I drank one, and left the other 5 in my fridge, hopefully to offer to a more girlier girl than me.

It smelled a little sweet, like raspberry candy, when I opened it. It poured into my glass pink (pink!) but with mild cloudiness and beer-like qualities, so it didn’t look like pink lemonade or anything. It settled to a orangey-pink color with a light pink head of foam. The flavor of the beer wasn’t raspberry, as in fresh raspberries, but rather raspberry-flavoring, like Kool-Aid. Kind of artificial. There were underlying beer flavors, to be sure, like some yeast and malts, and the slightest twinge of wheat.

To be fair, I don’t like raspberry beers brewed by other brewers either, so I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it. I guess I was trying to keep an open mind. The answer is that I still don’t like it.

smc143, Nov 13, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

rcm5693, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

tlacott1, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of drn
4/5  rDev +23.5%

drn, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

cmwilliq, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 12oz. No ABV. BOD.

A: Hazy, light pink with a half-a-finger-nail halo of quickly vanishing white head. The head leaves thin lacing behind.

S: Sweet raspberries, wheat, (raspberry cheesecake).

T: Fairly sweet in the opening, the tart qualities of the raspberries show up in the middle along with a dry biscuit. Some of the sweetness returns along with spice (clove perhaps) in the finish.

M: Medium and dry.

O: By itself, nothing is wrong with Schlafly's hefe. It is not too sweet, and it is refreshing. The qualities of a hefe are taken over by the raspberry, but not enough to make the beer terrible. Yet, when I compare it with Harpoon's similar creation, the beer does not succeed as well. As is often the fate with many beers, this one is drinkable, perhaps pleasant, but it is not moving.

ianjsullivan, May 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

sgttibbs, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Schlafly33, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of pmcadamis
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours red-amber with a decent one finger head and small amounts of lace.

Smells basicaly like raspberry candy and malt. Nothing too complex going on, and I sure don't smell any typical hefe smells (no banana, clove, yeast, ect).

Tastes like it smells. Again, no real hefe character, just sweet raspberry candy at first and a sharp twang near the end (like eating a real raspberry). Sweet and malty, but pretty one sided (as are most non-lambic fruit beers that I've tried).

Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, and drinkability is okay but I wouldn't really drink more than say...two or three. A good fruit beer for the novelty of it's raspberry flavor, but this is nothing special.

pmcadamis, Oct 21, 2006
Photo of secondtooth
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky, cloudy pink-hued gold, with a rich head of fine white bubbles. Loopy lace.

Aroma is raspberry, and maybe a little yeast/grains coming in underneath.

Taste is full-steam-ahead tart raspberries. No surprises. A sharp, unfiltered wheat zing is in there somewhere, too. Still, this one's all about the raspberries.

Not bad, but not one I'd soon return to, either.

secondtooth, May 05, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up for the wife, but I'll give it a shot:

Pours a pink tinged amber with 3 fingers of beige head. Not much lacing or head retention

S: Raspberry, apple & a slight yeasty twang

T: Berry sweetness, slight breadyness & a bit of tartness up front. Dryness, tartness &

MF: Light bodied with moderate carbonation, becomes a bit watery at the end

Drinks alright, but doesn't really hold my interest, might work with pork, chicken or seafood

russpowell, Apr 27, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Jeffy5050, Jul 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

atlbravsrno1, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
75 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.