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Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
76
okay

341 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of alphagnome
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.

alphagnome, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Rimbimhoot
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Rimbimhoot, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of JayCheG
3/5  rDev -9.4%

JayCheG, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of slipperysoup
3/5  rDev -9.4%

slipperysoup, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of rbrandt22
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

rbrandt22, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of dsl72701
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

dsl72701, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ToddBeans
2.25/5  rDev -32%

ToddBeans, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of JordanHageman
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JordanHageman, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Anvilfarm
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Anvilfarm, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of aasher
3/5  rDev -9.4%

aasher, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of zachpaschal
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

zachpaschal, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of tsgooch79
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

tsgooch79, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of dradair
3/5  rDev -9.4%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

sgttibbs, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of craftbrew502
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

craftbrew502, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of scratch69
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

scratch69, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Jason1012
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Jason1012, May 30, 2014
Photo of Rosiex7
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Rosiex7, May 28, 2014
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

Captain_Komamura, May 27, 2014
Photo of Danielr26
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Danielr26, May 13, 2014
Photo of intangible
3/5  rDev -9.4%

intangible, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of u2carew
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

u2carew, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of fleurdelou
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

fleurdelou, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of acslatersbtb
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

acslatersbtb, Apr 08, 2014
Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
76 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.