Schlafly Hoppy Wheat - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
When I was first introduced to the Schlafly brand, I quickly learned that they make moderate-to-style ales and hit them with the highest of quality. My how times have changed. Don't get me wrong, the quality is all there. But the exploratory notion that i never attributed to the brewery has been woken. And this new flare is well shown in this "hoppy wheat" ale.
Cloudy yellow in color, the ale quickly releases a creamy and somewhat frothy white head to cap the beer beneath. Firmly headed, its foam character lasts the session and laces with well well defined collars. It's a firm looking wheat beer!
Sharp aromas actually start grainy-sweet and with the hearty malt scent of fresh baking bread and light cookie dough. Its follow of citrus, grass, pine, and herbs all lean toward a more earthen scent. Low fruitiness and delicate white pepper spice assists the herbal hop components in balance.
Bready-sweet to start, the part-grain, part-malt character lays the framework for the fruits of white grapefruit, under-ripened oranges and a hint of lemon and peppercorn to rise. Its medium-full middle is of light sweetness, assertive carbonation, and trailing minty alcohol warmth to recede in finish. But undeniably, the bitterness of grapefruit peels, fresh-cut grass and a stemmy notion finishes the beer with bite and zeal.
Hoppy wheat is a phenomenal blend of both wheat beer and IPA. Its fusion of flavor is of citrusy bitterness and natural ester-phenol balance which is both common and unnatural to the expected taste of both Wheat and Pale.
07-21-2013 07:30:57 | More by BEERchitect
Schlafly Hoppy Wheat from The Schlafly Tap Room
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.