Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.7/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a standard shaker pint glass. The head starts off a very fizzy white tinged pink. Not much head retention, but there is moderate strings of lace. Body color is a hazy orange with a purple/pink tint. It sort of reminds me of a ruby red grapefruit mimosa.
The raspberry smell is not as strong as I expected, yet there is more wheat that I expected. I was totally expecting the raspberries to be overpowering. I think the wheat cuts the berry tartness with it's own mild lemon tartness. The raspberry tastes more like fresh squeezed juice instead of a syrupy mess. I don't know that I get any "Hefeweizen" character in the taste. Yeast flavors seem to have been filtered out or overpowered by the berries. I suspect it is more likely to be a standard wheat ale with berries added.
My fear with fruit beers, that the juice is condensed to a syrup. I am happy to report that this is actually a very light bodied beer. At 3.9% ABV it is even sessionable. I am not a huge fruit beer fan, but this is quite good.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2011 01:17:24 | More by bort11
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Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
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