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Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room

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76
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317 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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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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Pillowburn

Michigan

5/5  rDev +51.1%

02-11-2012 19:25:12 | More by Pillowburn
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +51.1%

11-20-2011 03:00:32 | More by captainbearcat
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wmthorne

Tennessee

4.85/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the closest thing I have ever found in the States to a German weißbier. Sooo goood

pours a very cloudy golden yellow. With a thin head and light lacing

light cardonation, tastes exactly like a wheat beer should.

I can't get over how great this beer tastes. I could not recommend it any more highly. Perfect for a summer night in St. Louis.

Serving type: growler

07-11-2009 03:26:50 | More by wmthorne
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Throckmorton

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +45%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First - the bottle and the tap are very different for this beer. Bottle is a pale ghost of the tap character. I lived in St. Louis for a decade and am well acquainted with both. this review covers the beer from the tap.

A- nice thick appearance, slow bubbles, decent head that recedes slowly and is gone by the time you are 2/3 of the way though a pint except for an edge ring. Deep golden color.

S - one of the thing i love about this brew are the profound banana esters, not much clove (which I like too, but is't part of this brew)

T - thick, bready, yeasty, banana, a meal, mmmm.

M - thick, soft carbonation

D - a four season beer for me, and never do I tire of it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2009 15:30:02 | More by Throckmorton
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +36%

02-05-2012 01:17:55 | More by stampfler07
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +36%

11-13-2012 06:55:14 | More by jharris0624
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +36%

03-20-2013 11:44:34 | More by grahamboudreaux
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +36%

03-15-2012 02:13:00 | More by BJasny
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1fastz28

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy lemonade color with a beautiful white head, and lots of carbonation. smell is very yeasty after i decant, hops and citrus are also very prevalent. Has a tart first bite to it but is very refreshing and tasty, yeast and hops are the easiest flavors to discern. mouthfeel is good nothing wrrong with it, drinkability is pretty good, easy drinking beer

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2007 01:53:36 | More by 1fastz28
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consumerjim

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

09-02-2012 20:37:16 | More by consumerjim
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jmdavisson

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

08-01-2013 01:21:54 | More by jmdavisson
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nightcrawler

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this in a bottle and was severely disappointed in it. But while at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown St. Louis, I thought I'd try it again.

And it was great. The flavor had the wheatiness that the bottle lacked and a slight fruit taste on the finish. I then had it again at the Schlafly Bottleworks and it was just as good. The smell was still lacking, but this may have been due to the temperature it was served at. However, I didn't give it time to warm up because it was too tasty. The yellow/golden haze was what I expected and the mouthfeel was thick then clean.

I probably still would not buy this beer in a 6-pack, but on tap, it was something totally different. It was delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2009 16:39:06 | More by nightcrawler
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bcpriess

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't be in the 'Lou without picking up some Schlafly Hefeweizen. First things first - Schlafly is singlehandedly redeeming the brewing arts for the St. Louis region, and I think they are one of the best microbreweries I have been exposed to. I would be surprised if their distribution doesn't dramatically expand over the next decade.

Schlafly Hefeweizen is, I think, very comparable to Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat in a lot of ways. Both are cloudy, of the unfiltered wheat variety. Both have a semi chalky mouthfeel. the basic flavor seems similar, though I haven't done a sxs comparison. The key differences to me are that the Schlafly is a bit less carbonated, and more yeasty/malty in its flavor. Schlafy consequently, to my tastes, is a better winter brew and Boulevard a better summer brew. Let me clarify - I've had this beer cool and the lower carbonation results in a still pleasant experience. Boulevard however must be ice cold. Both are great beers, but I think the Schlafly might have a slight edge.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 01:37:54 | More by bcpriess
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larsee01

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into cold mug

A--Classic golden pour w/ nice off-white head. Light & clear for a Hefe. Mild lacing. Yeast stays in bottle.

S--Very mild wheat and a tad floral and yeasty. Mild malty sweetness.

T--Delicious and balanced maltiness. Really just a kiss of wheat. Almost like a rich American lager.

M--Light bodied and refreshing, but not wimpy.

D--Most drinkable Hefe ever?

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 22:19:45 | More by larsee01
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gpogo

California

4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy straw yellow with moderate sized white head. A very lively looking beer. Head eventually dissipated, but it lasted a majority of the time it took to drink.

A- Grainy wheat aroma, citrusy lemon notes.

T- Very similar to the aroma, the graininess smooths out as it warms. There is also a definite lemony citrus taste to this.

M- Medium body with high carbonation.

D- Great session beer. If you like lemons in beer, this would be a great beer for that.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 02:31:50 | More by gpogo
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hiikeeba

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours up cloudy yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly

S - Smell of wheat malt with no hops detected

A - Nice clean beer with wheat huskiness, hint of hops to balance. No aftertaste to speak of. Nicely crafted American Wheat. Why, then, do they label it hefeweizen?

M - Good mouthfeel.

D - Extrememly drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2008 23:09:56 | More by hiikeeba
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navband

Michigan

4/5  rDev +20.8%

04-02-2014 02:43:21 | More by navband
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mdvatab

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-20-2011 13:57:57 | More by mdvatab
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PBelt71

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.8%

08-17-2013 04:20:15 | More by PBelt71
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MrBarbecue


4/5  rDev +20.8%

08-21-2012 20:36:27 | More by MrBarbecue
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SAbeerME

Missouri

4/5  rDev +20.8%

01-16-2012 20:45:44 | More by SAbeerME
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seth72104

Missouri

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-14-2011 20:43:40 | More by seth72104
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mmitgang

Missouri

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-22-2011 06:43:49 | More by mmitgang
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ch473

Missouri

4/5  rDev +20.8%

12-06-2011 01:58:56 | More by ch473
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dav

Missouri

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-19-2011 05:04:02 | More by dav
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Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
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