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Schlafly Hefeweizen - The Schlafly Tap Room

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354 Ratings

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

tsgooch79, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

dradair, Jun 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

sgttibbs, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

craftbrew502, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of scratch69
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

scratch69, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Jason1012
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Jason1012, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Rosiex7, May 28, 2014
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Captain_Komamura, May 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Danielr26, May 13, 2014
Photo of intangible
3/5  rDev -9.6%

intangible, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of u2carew
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

u2carew, Apr 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

fleurdelou, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

acslatersbtb, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

navband, Apr 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Snakestl, Mar 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Spike-likes-beer, Mar 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

kemoarps, Mar 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

ThurstonHowell3, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

apasternak, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

LXIXME, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
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.

EagleTalon, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

threedaggers, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

SpencerS91, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

snansel, Jan 17, 2014
Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
76 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.