Schell's Hefeweizen | August Schell Brewing Company

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178 Ratings
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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:
178
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
10
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a whipped egg white head that is adequate but not quite up to the German standard; a few strand of lace cling to the side of the glass

Smell: Banana bread with a strong clove and pepper aspect

Taste: Banana bread up front - nothing surprising here; but in the middle there is an explosion of clove, vanilla and pepper spice that continues into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but not quite creamy enough; moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Been looking to try this one for a while now and the persistence has finally paid off; the spice kick on this beer is non-traditional but a great American angle on the style

Thanks, copslovebeer, for the opportunity

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of deebo
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 12er of this with a BB date of 092913, enjoyed a couple bottles of this, time for a review.

A-Poured into a tall pilsener glass this beer explodes into a white fluffy heady beast with big time staying power and lacing. Light golden in color, slightly hazy with suspended yeast with lots of small bubbles.

S-Estery banana aroma is strongest with a weak phenolic clove character. Plenty of bready, grainy wheat aroma. Very nice.

T-The taste is more balanced between the banana and clove character with a fairly strong bready wheat taste. A weak bitter hoppy finish.

M-Medium bodied with a soft taste. The carbonation is restrained. Slight creaminess with a bit of a lingering finish.

O-A solid hefe. Nice characteristic appearance and flavor with a nice balance of flavors. Would like a cleaner finish but an enjoyable brew.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zeledonia
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 18 July 2013.

Pours cloudy pale golden-straw yellow. One finger of white head, good retention and pretty lacing.

Smell is banana bread with cloves on top. Big fruity esters, spice, and potent yeast that reminds me of a genetics lab. Very good.

Main downside is, for me, just too much bitterness in the back part. I like the light fruit and spice, but I want it to drift more into that spicy realm, rather than the bitter twang.

Feel is fabulous. Light, with a fluffy, foamy carbonation that's boosted without being over the top. Excellent.

A really good hefeweizen. Big banana and clove, backed by bready yeast. Excellent, and will definitely be one of my go-to hefes.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of NickSMpls
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice Hefe. Not quite in the same league as NG Dancing Man and Weinhenstephener but a solid offering. Pours a pale yellow and clear for the style. Aroma is faint. Taste is refined and subtle.

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Photo of jhawth
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Schell's Hefeweizen from August Schell Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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