Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.15/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This hefeweizen pours to a yellowish color with a decent head of foam and a cloudy body. The nose on this beer is weak but it does contain the scent of wheat malt, as expected. There is a small amount of lacing, but it is slight and very spotty.
The taste of this beer is nothing terribly surprising. It offers flavors of wheat malt, bread, yeast, and a very small amount of lemon and clove. But the main flavors present are wheat/wheat flour and yeast. There is little or no hop presence and the body is light.
This beer offers a taste that is rather mild and tame, even for a hefeweizen and for that reason many may find it somewhat lacking. One thing I did notice is that you have to follow the instructions and swirl the last third or so of the bottle before pouring, in order to get the yeast. If you don’t do this, you will end up with a beer that is clear and devoid of most taste. I did this with my first bottle and couldn’t understand why the flavor was so bland. I then read the instructions on the bottle, poured it correctly, and noticed a definite improvement in flavor.
Still, even with the swirling, this is a very average hefeweizen that is fine for a craft beer newbie, but will likely prove dissatisfying to most everyone else. The wheat flavor is what you notice more than anything and the direct/non- complex taste is a little on the boring side. Try it, but don’t be surprised if you come away unimpressed.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 04:29:59 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours to a thin white head that lasts. Hazy yellow. Aroma is sharp, bready wheat, sweet pale malt, and noble hops. Flavor is crisp and sharp with grainy wheat and a touch of Tettnang hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall a throwback to the popular "American hefes".of the late 90s. Sentimental favorite.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 00:21:18 | More by EagleTalon
2.13/5 rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
I CAN't put enough love out there for my local, in-person trader, tone77! He calls me a master of The CANQuest (TM) and yet he comes through time and time again with new CANs for me. Cheers, bro!
From the CAN: "For best flavor, keep refrigerated". Bet, yo!
I pulled out my new Schlafly CAN Sessions CAN glass, listened to the Crack, and employed an inverted Glug. I had two fingers of dense, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a hazy, but not cloudy (WTF?) golden-yellow (SRM = 4). Nose was light, kind of herbal tea-like. I was reminded of Jasmine, but in a Hefe? Where are the bananas? Where are the cloves? Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was mildly spicy, but it lacked any Oomph! or anything that would make me think of or call this a Hefeweizen. Understand, it pains me greatly to dun any of their beers. I know their brewer, Stephen Hale, I have personally met Tom Schlafly and I always recommend them to visitors. Chalk this up to a rare misstep, but I am deeply unimpressed. The finish was bland, boring and lackluster.
Serving type: can
12-22-2013 17:37:45 | More by woodychandler
3.26/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, just a bit of wheat, banana. Taste is also mild, lemony, somewhat tart, drinks more like and American pale wheat Ale imo. Not much of the banana and clove usually associated with this style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.
Serving type: can
10-29-2013 00:05:07 | More by tone77
Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
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