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Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleSchlafly Yakima Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DCon on 03-19-2012

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Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 206
Photo of THSdrummer
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque yellow with a white foamy head. Head retention is moderate, with good lacing left behind. Aroma is musty wheat. Taste is the same. A bit of spicy yeast in the flavor profile as well. Feel is medium-thin, and a bit dry. Overall, it's an okay beer. Not something I'd care to pick up again.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Hefekopf
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's a rainy, stormy day, so I decided to have something hoppy and piney.

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass, since it's the only significant Schlafly glass I own. Some of the beer ran down the can for some reason, but I managed a nice big fluffy head. It stuck around for a little while but not as long as I hoped, maybe because mine has been in the fridge for quite some time (noticing a trend with the last two reviews).

I didn't even have to put my nose to it to smell it, it smells great, great refreshing citrusy hop aroma. I've never been a hop person but even I understand that, this is a good beer for a rainy day, yessuh. Putting my nose to it I get more of the pine.

Taste follows the nose, but the orange zest and citrus flavor come out great. Last time I had one of these it was difficult for me to stomach, but now the hop balance seems just right to me. It's only 25 IBU after all, 35 is my usual limit. Wheat malt with the citrus blends well with the hop flavor and aroma. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is... smooth, not too grainy, a little watery, but good.

Overall, this is probably one of the best American pale wheat ales I've ever had, technically speaking. I usually not at all a fan of the style, I'm much more of a weissbier and witbier guy, but because this one actually has some flavor to it besides wheat carpet and tiny bits of citrus, it's a winner. Plus, it's local, I love Schlafly and I hope to work for them. Cheers.

Also, very good beer to have when sick with a cold.

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Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had poured from 12-oz. can into tumbler. I have probably done this beer a disservice, as it had been in the fridge a while. But it was still enjoyable, if muted in aroma and flavor. Will try fresher, and re-rate as appropriate.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schlafly Yakima Wheat
12 oz. can, canned on "FEB 24 15"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ on 08/22/15... 6 months after it was packaged!

Despite the fact that it's a bit old, my sample shows no signs of oxidation, and the nose is still bright. (I may have to rethink shopping at Total Wine & More as 5 of the 12 beers I bought were out of date already).

Yakima Wheat Ale is exactly what you'd expect it to be, a citrusy American hopped wheat ale. The head retention and lacing are both excellent, and it's a cloudy golden beneath a bright white head.

The aroma is citrusy with tangerine (and a bit of mango), a little spicy, and to a lesser extent, piney and grassy. It's bright and fresh and welcoming.

The flavor follows suit with the wheat showing clearly, along with a very light touch of soft golden caramel. There's a nice balance between the fruitiness, the spiciness, and the wheaty malt. A moderate bitterness of around 20 IBUs balances it, and it finishes dry with a swirl of spice and some citrus pith or yeasty mineral character.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a delicate carbonation that caresses the tongue.

Easy to drink and yet brightly hopped, it's refreshing and satisfying at the same time. Take care, however, as it still packs a solid 5% abv, although it doesn't seem it. Session IPAs seem to be quite popular right now, but for my money I'll take a few of these. Really nicely done!

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Photo of dank203
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this beer 3 months after can date but really enjoyed what was left. the hops have died down but still getting big floral nose. citrus, lemon, dry spicy finish

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Photo of Extol
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - yellow orange in color. Decent lacing.

Smell - wheat and a slight grassy sort of IPA smell.

Taste - reminds me of a weak gumballhead with a slightly less fruity profile. Good.

Overall - if you can't get gumballhead this is a good alternative. I wanna try this on tap.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown to light copper in color. A fingernail of off white covers most of the top. The citrus hops dominates the nose. I taste citrus hops at the front of the palate. It then softens and you get some wheat in the finish. The mouth is smooth and crisp.

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Photo of Suds
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a twelve ounce can, this is a hazy gold color with a brilliant white head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty (apricot and peach, with citrus and spice). Fresh and piney hop flavor. Firm bitterness and a soft mouthfeel. Good, but shy of great.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard wheat ale, but with a nice floral hop presence and crisp hop finish. The hop presence is firm, but not overpowering. It is more of a complementing flavor. Not necessarily a bad thing, but where some other pale wheat ales introduce other flavors to make it more complex, this one is pretty straightforward. It represents the style well but does not give much complexity or varying flavors outside of the wheat and hops.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of TH28
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale yellow and cloudy, with minimal white head. Aroma: Intense floral, lemon, grassy, perfume like hop aromas. Taste: Light, cracker malt flavor that gives way to a strong hop bitterness and hints of grapefruit, grass, and herbal hop flavors. Mouthfeel: Light body considering wheat base, with a high carbonation. Finish: Crisp and dry with a light citrus acidity and tartness. Overall: Love the hop aroma of this beer. Taste is less complex and flavorful than I was expecting with the aroma, but typical of an American Wheat. Must be lots of dry hopping. Solid AW.

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Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is nearly clear yellow in color and has a light to moderated amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of citrus hops—lemons seem to stand out in particular.
T: As in the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat along with notes of bready and grainy malts and lemons. Faint bits of bitterness are also perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than being light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable. It's not a bad choice for a beer during the summer months.

Serving type: can

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Photo of cjgiant
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%

On tap:
Pours more translucent than cloudy, with a fair head than reduces to a film fairly quickly. Agitation brings carbonation back fleetingly. Nose is grass and pine hops a lot more so than any wheat beer expectations. The scents fade quickly, though and I had trouble finding more (and I think there was a little more, maybe a bit of peach). As the beer warms I get the slightest hint of wheat beer-little banana and lemon.

The taste starts crisp and a bit earthy, with a surprising carbonation burst given the look. Light cracker malt tastes have a nice grassy bitterness layered in top. The end brings a bit of bell pepper tastes. I also get something I'll describe as an unripe peach taste, but I am struggling to pick it out, and it is very subtle.

I think this is a straightforward beer. It was almost so simply enjoyable, I struggled to place flavors and the review sounds more complex than the beer was. That said, I surprisingly enjoyed it. It's one of those "je ne sais quoi" beers for me.

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Photo of tone77
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%

Thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, wheat. Taste is light and mild, a bit of wheat tang, a touch of lemons, very refreshing but a bit bland. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Prefabu
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

This is not a bad beer, but it's kind of generic tasting, so I'm not sure I'll be tempted to buy it again. To me it was like a summer seasonal wheat with a bit of hop flavor. Like many easy drinking summery beers, it's easy drinking but not too memorable. The last couple of sips I had were when the beer had nearly reached room temperature. At that point the taste and feel was kind of watery, but there was a slightly grassy aftertaste, but grassy in a good way. I wish they could better integrate that flavor. Maybe less citrus would help a bit.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

The CANQuest ™ CANtinues to pick up speed as I CANtinue to roll through some of my back inventory. I just recently acquired this during my trip to Norfolk, VA for a USS Normandy (CG-60) reunion.

From the CAN: "Since 1991"; "Seasonal"; "CAN Sessions"; "Bold Flavor".

Brewer Stephen Hale must have had me in mind when he filled this CAN! It was brimful as was evident following a loud Crack! I raised a toast to him in the form of an inverted Glug. Once again, the bone-white head began with a foamy, fizzy three fingers, but it was fizzing and falling really quickly, not quite at the rate of soda pop, but close. Color was a hazy Sunshine-Yellow (SRM = > 2, ~ 4). Nose had it all - grass, mint, a wheat-y tang, just perfect for Summer! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was really grassy and the the wheat gave it a soft pepperiness. Finish was dry, but not gaspingly dry. It was a pleasant late-Summer afternoon beer, although at 5%, it is at the upper limit of being sessionable.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of Trent, yet again.

It pours a hazy straw yellow with a 1 finger head of foam.

A big nose of wheat greets my nosebuds and I can smell an underlining aroma of hop bitterness.

First sip, second sip, third sip...now that is one tasty American Pale Wheat. No bells or whistles, just a down home lovely taste of wheat with what I'd call an earthy bitterness.

Smooth as silk going down cuz the mouthfeel is so good.

I say, yummy!

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Photo of rlee1390
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Great citrus notes, along with nice wheat. But the citrus hops are very good.

T-Starts with light citrus notes, mild wheat, some grass and slight bitterness.

M-Lighter tad watery and not much carbonation.

O-Much better than I expected. The hops provide a nice citrus note but the beer is still light and sessionable.

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Photo of smmeier819
1.89/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Poured from can into pint glass. Lots of suspended flocculated yeast, seriously two cans poured and both were snow globes. Bottom of can says it was canned march 12...so maybe four months later this puppy is past its prime. Not a strong hop character flavor or aroma wise, just stale cracker flavor and nose. Kind of disappointed with this offering.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A cloudy rusty cantaloupe rind colored body holds up a nice foamy cream colored head. Very little recession in the head. Light foamy lacing.

Aroma: Malty and spicy with woody cedar notes.

Taste: Just like the aroma, very thick with malts, spiced cedar, and maybe a faint touch of citrus in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick for a wheat beer.

Overall: Not sure if I understand this beer. Thick and spicy.

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Photo of gabrielsyme
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can in a plastic cup.

Pale straw color. Generous foam.

Light, crisp aroma.

Taste is light malt and wheat, some sort of grassy hops. Not bitter yet not sweet. Interesting at first but quickly fades.

Watery mouthfeel. Tastes even lighter than 5%.

Overall somewhat satisfying as a summer light sipper but it could be better.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

drinking on 5/4 and brewed on 3/29 so its a about 5 weeks old. Picked up as a single from Total Wine in Reston, VA.

Appearance is yellow and somewhat less cloudy than many wheats. Minimal fizzy head. Some hoppiness on the nose but not much else.

Taste - This is a very nice easy and smooth beer with some floral and citrus hop flavor with little aftertaste and very smooth finish.

One of the better session ales I've had. As its refreshing yet full of flavor. Would definitely look to buy again.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a patchy white head that lasts, a few narrow lace garters down the glass and cloudy, yeasty light golden color. Aroma is spicy, minty, floral hops and a bit of sharp wheat bite. Flavor really captures the signature characteristics of two styles (hoppy pale ales and American wheat beers) with a rush of hop flavor followed with a bready, grainy, slightly citrus finish. Mouthfeel is excellent. Overall a good call. If you want a "normal" wheat beer, grab a Boulevard Wheat, but for what it is, it is very good.

Basically they took a smooth and luscious wheat beer and dry-hopped the hell out of it to get the dominant aroma and taste of hops without extracting the bitterness. This is an ideal beer for those who love the smell and taste of hops but can do without the intense bitterness of an IPA or even an APA.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this American Pale Wheat Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This wheat ale poured a thick white head- Over carbonated - retention was average and it it left ample lacing. The aroma consisted of malted wheat and plenty of lemon citrus hop notes. Medium bodied, the ale had a wheat base, lemon rind and bitter floral hops- Dry finish. Normally a boring style in my view, Schlafly did an excellent job of hopping up this ale and creating a unique twist to a classic American beer style. Prost!

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Photo of Megahertz
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a Hoegaarden glass. Bottled 6-11-12.

A - Cloudy blonde with brisk carbonation. Massive head that lasts forever. Lots of lacing. Excellent.

S - Resiny, piney, grassy hop aroma. Fairly aggressive for an american wheat.

T - Firm initial bitterness with crisp wheaty malt flavor. Transitions into a grassy, black peppery hop taste and mildly dry finish.

M - Light body with brisk carbonation. Slight impression of oiliness.

O - A refreshing, grassy, hop-forward summer wheat beer.

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Photo of cousineddy
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Pours a hazy golden color with way to much head. The bottled on date reads 3/19/12. So this particular beer is somewhat out of season, i think this may be the cause of all the excess foam. This beer would have scored a 4 or 4.5 if not for being past its freshness date.

Smell: Lemons and yeast. Good citrus aroma mixed with the smell of fresh bread

Taste: Once again, citrus and breadiness. Good hop notes to finish. Really nice and refreshing. Wish i could have gotten a hold of this in the middle of the summer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, very refreshing and smooth

Overall: A very good wheat ale. very refreshing with nice citrus notes and a mild hoppiness that isn't to much for the casual drinker. The only thing this beer lost points on was the fact that it came out mostly foam.

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Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
83 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.