Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.
Uh-oh, here we go. This will be the never-ending debate within the beer industry: Can you call an American Wheat a Hefeweizen? Purists will say no and cringe to see a lemon wedge on the glass. Others don't care too much and just ponder if the beer is good or not. We're with them.
After pouring out about two-thirds of the bottle and then swirling the yeast in, we could see huge flakes
of the yeast dissolve back into the beer, making for a cloudy yellow brew. Head retention was fine, with massive sticky chunks of lace from the initial pouring. Textbook aroma of dough malt, a faint fermented wheat twang and neutral yeast. Crispness is fine, with a medium level of carbonation and fluffy mouthfeel. Wheat malt flavor is simple yet sturdy, with a bit of a wheat twang and a minimal hop bitterness--showing a good balance. Finishes dry with an earthy yeast and grainy wheat taste.
Let's not even think the word "Hefeweizen"--for an unfiltered and unpasteurized American Wheat, this is pretty damn good. Simply put: Schlafly Hefeweizen = American Wheat Session Ale. Pairs well with a chicken kabob Greek salad with extra feta and hot peppers.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2010 18:50:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.58/5 rDev +7.8%
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 -35.8%
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
Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
76 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.