Schell's Hefeweizen | August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's HefeweizenSchell's Hefeweizen
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:
10
For Trade:
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of MNAle
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Pilsener glass. A very pale orangish-gold, heavily carbonated, a bit hazy. 2 inch slightly off-white head from a moderate pour. Head hardly fades at all over the first few minutes, and then fades very slowly. Sweet aroma. Slight fruit scents, perhaps banana (but I'm not too good at sorting out 15 different fruit odors in a beer... ). Nice initial taste, banana again, not much bitterness at all initially. Not too thin, and the carbonation contributes to a good feel. A bit of hops bittering in the middle and into the aftertaste, but the predominate taste is from the malts and yeasts, it seems to me, fruity banana. Just a bit too sweet to be considered crisp. This is a refreshing beer, great for just coming in from doing yard work (like for me, now). I'm not familiar with how the style is "supposed" to taste, so I can't comment on how faithful it is to the German style; but it is very good.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maedhros09
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Cloudy light gold-peach with very little head
Smell: sweet yet sharp clove and banana
Taste: sweet, mellow banana and spices
Feel: light and effervescent

Overall: A pleasing, mellow and refreshing hefe with a tendency towards a tasteful sweetness and a clean finish

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold with a two-finger head that quickly dissipates (about its only fault).
Aroma is lovely, bubble gum and banana with a bit of clove.
Taste is soft and mellow with notes of banana, clove and bubble gum up front, a hint of lemon and that nearly perfect and snappy finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and appropriately bubbly for a hefe.
Overall, just a great, crisp, refreshing beer!

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Photo of larryi86
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thank you garymuchow for this
12 oz bottle poured into a small weizen glass

A- A hazy golden straw color with a three finger white head.

S- Cloves, bananas, wheat, some bubblegum, citrus.

T- Wheat, bananas, bready, some cites, cloves, hints of bubblegum, fruity.

M- Smooth, medium body, slightly creamy.

O- A very nice hefeweizen. If I could buy this near me I would make this a regular summer drink.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nctide
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

from a single into a weizen glass

a: beautiful gold (somewhere in between pale straw and a richer golden), moderately hazy...starts out with a big puffy white head but subsides in the course of a few minutes
s: big bananas, some grain, peach, lemon... just a touch of clove
t: like the nose, this is mainly fruity and the banana is the biggest note...very modest on the spiciness...a little bitter and sour twang on the end, but not much
f: fairly substantial body, medium carbonation, lacks a little tart crisp snap to it

overall: Very enjoyable

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Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lundste
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy but yet clear, smell is strongly wheat, taste is strongly bubblegum. It's very crushable

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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 kguard
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Mike
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigAl18
4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptionally smooth authentic Bavarian style beer.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MNMike
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of EJJ1848
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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