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Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
76
okay

339 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Hefeweizen is a light, unfiltered wheat beer, often served with a wedge of lemon. Made with thirty percent American winter wheat, Hefeweizen is balanced with sweet golden malted barley and Tettnang hops from Oregon that evoke a hint of spice. The American ale yeast is subtle, but the grains take center stage and, when left in the unfiltered beer, gives it that classic cloudiness and additional body.

The German Hefeweizen (say “hay-fuh-vite-sin”) traces its history to 16th century Bavaria and eventually came to America with the wave of German immigrants in the 19th century. Although the rise of light lager beer diminished the sales of wheat beers on both sides of the Atlantic, the sale of wheat beers began to rise after WWII, especially in Southern Germany where a unique ale yeast strain fermented the beer with banana and clove esters. In the late 20th Century, the new American craft brewers sought out a lighter style to complement their beer selection and brewed Hefeweizens with the same yeast strains they used to brew their Pale Ales and Stouts.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 10-20-2002)
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-26-2014 20:52:01 | More by atlbravsrno1
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30helens

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

08-26-2014 16:44:18 | More by 30helens
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Fatty_Mccracken


3.64/5  rDev +10%

08-21-2014 22:24:37 | More by Fatty_Mccracken
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance: Pours a medium hazy body that is bright straw yellow. Head of about a finger which dissipated quickly which was slightly odd for a hefe. On par with the head, the active carbonation is below average but still pretty good.

Smell: Cereal and biscuit notes greet the drinker. Fresh cut straw with some very light vegetal greens on the body. Crisp buttery yeast and more dough and toasted malts on the back end.

Taste: Creamy malts and biscuit all over the front and linger into the body. A touch of banana with some semi-sweet toasted malts follow the front. Some light vegetal notes pop up on the body then as quickly as they came they disappear. The finish is creamy malts with lingering buttery yeast.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is very light on the mouthfeel which really lets the creamy malt and butter shine through. Lighter in body but very drinkable.

Overall: Not the most traditional feel for a Hefe but in the end what it brings is tasty and highly drinkable. The butter and biscuit notes are the highlights. An awesome grilling, or finisher beer for sure.

08-21-2014 02:29:11 | More by KFBR392
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-19-2014 12:33:21 | More by thufflife
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Averwo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-17-2014 14:59:25 | More by Averwo
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-15-2014 22:07:34 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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whipp75

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +11.2%

08-14-2014 23:40:17 | More by whipp75
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-13-2014 06:19:04 | More by zestar
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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-10-2014 23:28:49 | More by cardinals22
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JCGriffin

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-09-2014 21:10:26 | More by JCGriffin
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-04-2014 00:20:23 | More by WVbeergeek
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-02-2014 00:18:22 | More by TX-Badger
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Mphis

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-01-2014 03:51:09 | More by Mphis
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Boca-X

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

07-28-2014 11:46:21 | More by Boca-X
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AAG

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-27-2014 23:05:30 | More by AAG
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-25-2014 23:33:25 | More by Faroveryonder
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-24-2014 22:39:12 | More by BigRedDog
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tykechandler

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -32%

07-24-2014 03:07:32 | More by tykechandler
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msumike89

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-23-2014 16:24:10 | More by msumike89
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JLaw55

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-15-2014 01:40:22 | More by JLaw55
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

In true Bavarian form, St. Louis' premiere craft brewery doesn't miss a beat. Its highly complex rendition of the unfiltered wheat ale delivers all the complexity and and ease in drinking that the Hefeweizens of Germany promise.

Its rich canary haze delivers dense aromas of fresh baking bread, dough and sugar cookie. With citrus and tropical wafts swirling about, its taste is spicy, backed with the grain sweetness and malted taste that's uniquely German.

The delicate ale simply blooms across the middle, opening up the unique banana, apple and lemon esters along side of its distinctive clove, white pepper and vanilla spices that work in tandem, negating the need for hop flavor or bitterness beyond a timid herbal accompaniment.

Its creamy and medium body is pillowy and softly of marshmallow, especially as vanilla and mint cool the palate and balance its raw grain flavor and feel in finish. With aftertaste of light bread and citrus, another series of gulps are sure to follow!

07-14-2014 16:49:35 | More by BEERchitect
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Adrian-Keith


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-13-2014 15:06:21 | More by Adrian-Keith
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%

Appearance:
Hazy hay colored body that pours with a small, white head. Retention is poor, fading to nothing in minutes. Light streams of carbonation.

Aroma:
Light, damp hay notes mixed with sweet malts and subtle citrus. Sweet corn, pear, and apple notes along with an incredibly mild spice give it a nice aroma... but it's not like any hefeweizen I've had before, but it's pleasant.

Taste:
Again, this isn't your typical hefe. Reminds me more of a light American lager than it does a hefe. Bummer. Sweet wheat and light corn notes and a bit of lemon peel.

Mouthfeel:
Light bodied beer with medium carbonation. Crisp and easy to drink.

Overall:
A solid beer that is very refreshing and light. Decent flavor, BUT, missing a lot of the signature traits a hefeweizen should have. And that, is it's downfall. Remove the style from the picture, this is a heck of a beer, but if you want banana and clove or bubblegum - go elsewhere.

07-11-2014 21:59:41 | More by alphagnome
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-07-2014 21:10:44 | More by Rimbimhoot
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Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
76 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.