Schell's Hefeweizen | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Schell's 2014 Weiss

First brewed in 1984, Schell’s Hefeweizen is made with a blend of wheat malt and barley malts. We use an authentic wheat beer yeast culture, which gives the beer a fruity ale character dominated by a citrus-like tartness. Refreshingly light character with a higher than normal carbonation level. Straw-colored and cloudy from the unfiltered yeast left in suspension. Notes of banana and clove with a slight bready malt flavor.

Added by purplehops on 06-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
181
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
For Trade:
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1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.55/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Appearance : It has a hazy apricot-dark gold colored glow, about 80% opaque, with beautiful brown iced tea hues shadowing the glass right under the head. Speaking of, the head pours a giant four fingers and gradually recedes to 1 finger, leaving lacing in parts all around the glass.

Aroma : The fruity esters and aromas are here (fuji apple, banana, pear, peach, tangerine and cinnamon), but there's a stale cigarette presence here, and it just destroys the whole nose.

Flavor : A bit beery at first, and then washed out, with more washed out taste, and ends with a faint trailing note of apples and bananas. Where's the flavor? I'm missing something here. It's very two-dimensional, club soda-esque, perhaps a 7-up Hefeweizen. Not at all what I was expecting. Paper thin flavor.

Mouthfeel : Semi-creamy, but not creamy-creamy like a Hefe should be. It's got more fizz than it needs to, and it's fairly light in body. It reminds me of holding up tissue paper to the sky. You "see" right through it.

Overall : Holy moly what a disappointment. I was totally expecting something grand and I was let down...big time! If you want a true Hefeweizen, stick with Weihenstephaner or Franziskaner Weissbier.

Update : this whole Hefe 6 pack sucked.

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Photo of jackndan
2.65/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Schell’s HefeWeizen: Pours a bright golden color with a very poor head. The beer is very cloudy, with obvious yeast left over from the bottle conditioning.

The aroma is sweet, very citrus, with bare hints of banana.

The taste is fairly pleasant, although I detect a long lasting aftertaste of sour popcorn with lemon butter. Hmm. There is a banana bread taste at the inception, followed by rather assertive sweetness, ending off with above noted popcorn taste. Light in body, but notable carbonation.

Fairly decent.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.8/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 072615 at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma of yeast phenolics
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to an irregular two to three mm ring and layer
Lacing – none
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor, definite yeast phenolics, somewhat harsh and unpleasant, lacking the smoothness of a good hefeweizen, unlike any hefe I’ve ever had; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 2, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of birchstick
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a cloudy, hazy straw yellow with a 1/2 finger head that doesn't stay around too long

S -notes bubblegum and sweet clove

T - lots of bubblegum flavors upfront and through the middle of the palate. A little bit of clove comes out on the finish. Not too much else going on. Not the boldest hefe out there, but certainly not the worst either. I think this is right in the middle of the flavor ranking from this style.

M - creamy with carbonation burn on the back end. Not bad, not great

D - this is the definition of a middle of the road hefe. Nothing about it was off or missing, it wasn't anything I definitely considered missing. This was a very average hefe, but that's not always a bad thing…

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Schell- Hefeweizen

On tap at the Wine Cafe- Mankato, MN.

Appearance- hazy/ cloudy yellow with a thick billowy head. Laced down the glass.
Smell- light banana clove with the hay/ wheat odor.
Taste- nice middle of the road Hefe flavor not to bold and strong but a flavorful pounder.
Mouthfeel- just a notch above watery. A chugger with flavor.

Overall- A nice lighty flavorful Hefe that is too easy to pound. Not bad!!

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a large bowled wheat glass from a 12oz. brown long neck bottle with crimped cap. Best by 8-22-07.

Cloudy lemmon yellowy color slight golden hue. 1" creamy white head dissapated quickly to a slight coating. Good carbination with a decent amount of bubbles stringing from the sides of the glass.

Clean aroma with a light to moderate bannana and clove nose,both aroma about the same intenesity.Some light citrus with a slight hint of pineapple. Good,pleasing aroma.

Lots of clove taste up front on the moderate side,good spicy tanginess a hint of nutmeg and some faint bannana tastes.Light citrusy finish.

Light mouthfeel.astringent with some grainyness. Not a great wheat beer,but a decent offering was just a bit on the light side. Would be a good starter wheat beer,easy on the palate.

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Photo of jhawth
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a cloudy straw color, with a spongy, finger-sized head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Aroma: Bubblegum, yum. Subtle notes of apple and banana.

Taste: Bubblegum and banana flavors very noticeable, and not much else. A little more wheat-y malt flavor as it warms, and a bit of apple tartness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light but energetic carbonation. Thin.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but nothing too exciting. I was most disappointed by the lack of head retention and how weak-bodied it was. No offensive flavors, no glaring flaws in the aroma, just nothing interesting. Soft-drink beer, as my sister would say. Nevertheless, it was pleasant, and I could easily drink a few over the course of a summer afternoon.

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3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Much hazier than the 1984 version, which is kinda obvious since this one isn't filtered. Orange body. Small white head that settles to a thin collar.

Smell - A little citrusy this time, which was missing from the other version. Lots of wheat. A bit of banana and clove.

Taste - Very light citrus up front. Right into wheat and cracker malt. Doesn't have that wheat intensity in the finish. Instead, bubble gum in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Feels heavier and a little more sluggish to drink. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Quite similar to the 1984 version. Slight differences make this one a bit better.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of AleMan66
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a very light yellow with a one finger white head. It almost tastes like a saison, sweet but barely. I taste the hint of banana. I'd buy it again.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Schell's Hefeweizen from August Schell Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 181 ratings.
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