Schell's Hefeweizen | August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's HefeweizenSchell's Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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I bought the Schells HEFE Weiss 12 pack sampler this past Aug 2014 which contained this beer.

I have tried numerous domestic and foreign HEFE WEISS beers. This is one of the best examples of the style brewed in the US. It competes well with German beers. I shared one with a friend who immediately said "this tastes like Paulaner." I agreed.

Schell's should make this recipe their standard Hefe Weiss recipe. It is fantastic.

Thanks Schells

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Best by 09/27/14:

Poured into weizen glass:

Pours clouded yellow with a white head that slowly collapses, leaving trailing lace.

The smell is of banana, clove and some citrus.

The taste is of banana/clove with citrus and light floral notes. Wheat tang comes through in the refreshing finish.

Smooth and crisp, this is a very nice example of a traditional Hefeweizen!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap into weizen glass.
A: Pours a hazed yellow hue with thin white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Soft banana, clove, and wheat notes.
T: Banana, clove, and soft wheat. A smidge stronger than the aroma promised.
M: Light body. Smooth and creamy. Soft feel.
D: A solid and very consistent brew. A nice example of style.

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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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Schell's Hefeweizen from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 181 ratings