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Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
76
okay

317 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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wchesak

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - hazy pale yellow, one and a half fingers of white head, leaves a bit of lace

S - yeast, bubble gum, acidic lemon, wanted more out of it tho

T - nice and wheaty, then comes the acidic/lemony part to leave some sour notes on the back and sides of the mouth

M - light bodied, which i prefer in this style, good carbonation as well

D - had this on a nice warm day, nothing greatly special about it, but it certainly does its job in thirst quenching

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 21:34:01 | More by wchesak
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-05-2014 21:38:38 | More by Originalkittenmittens
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-05-2014 04:02:44 | More by JayCheG
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slipperysoup

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-02-2014 01:07:29 | More by slipperysoup
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rbrandt22

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 01:31:18 | More by rbrandt22
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dsl72701

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-28-2014 22:59:47 | More by dsl72701
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -32%

06-20-2014 02:03:21 | More by ToddBeans
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JordanHageman

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-16-2014 19:05:46 | More by JordanHageman
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

06-14-2014 01:10:46 | More by Anvilfarm
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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-13-2014 06:28:41 | More by aasher
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zachpaschal

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-13-2014 05:22:41 | More by zachpaschal
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

06-07-2014 23:56:07 | More by tsgooch79
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dradair

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

06-05-2014 16:32:50 | More by dradair
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

06-05-2014 00:47:40 | More by sgttibbs
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-02-2014 16:01:54 | More by craftbrew502
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scratch69

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden yellow with two fingers worth of head that sticks around for a little while. Fair amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Light aromas of wheat grain and straw.

Taste- Wheat grain flavor with some lemon and some tartness on the back end. I'm not detecting any banana or clove esters that is usually associated with this style.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and slightly dry with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A refreshing beer that is worth having again. It reminds me more of an American wheat beer instead of a hefeweizen though.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 19:12:02 | More by scratch69
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Jason1012

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%

05-30-2014 08:11:06 | More by Jason1012
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Rosiex7

Missouri

3/5  rDev -9.4%

05-28-2014 17:59:16 | More by Rosiex7
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Captain_Komamura

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - It is a yellow to golden color, with two fingers of foam.

Smell - Basically all wheat.

Taste - Like a the smell, wheat, some lemon flavor comes in as well.

Mouthfeel - Good body and carbonation for a wheat beer.

Overall - Pretty decent wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 04:05:50 | More by Captain_Komamura
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

05-13-2014 21:58:46 | More by Danielr26
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intangible

Missouri

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-29-2014 01:57:53 | More by intangible
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles quickly leaving a thin lacing at the edge of the glass. Yellow-gold in color. Slightly hazy body but still some transparency.
S) Wheaty. Hints of lemon. Not overly aromatic.
T) Grainy. Hints of clove and banana.
M) Light body. Dry. Chalky. Alcohol warmth.
O) A hefeweizen with a weak body and taste profile, and a not as hazy as the style norm. An okay beer.

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 21:35:38 | More by u2carew
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

04-15-2014 15:53:30 | More by fleurdelou
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Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
76 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.