Schlafly Witbier | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.77%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This unfiltered wheat ale is brewed with a Belgian yeast and flavored with orange peel, toasted coriander and white pepper.

18 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-18-2003

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by MJR:
Photo of MJR
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from a growler...

Appearance: Pours a dull, pale yellow that is extremely cloudy and milky. It's bright white head starts off well and slowly fades to a small cap, leaving a fair amount of lace on the glass.

Smell: Really good nose on this beer... Lots of lemon and chalky yeast, along with a slight peppery spiciness. Coriander makes it's expected appearance. There's a hint of a phenolic note, but it's more in the background.

Taste: The flavor is very laid back, with a good dose of citrus, most notably lemon and orange peel. There's a bit of peppery spiciness, along with a shot of coriander. These flavors are supported by a strong base of fresh, tart wheat and chalky yeast. Finishes with a slighty phenolic touch.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body from the heavy amount of yeast sediment in the body. The mouthfeel is soft and rounded, which turns a bit dry towards the finish.

Drinkability: Pretty high overall. Schlafly's brews are quite good across the board, but their seasonals can be hit or miss. A very well done Wit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pmcadamis
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this at Kelleher's in downtown Peoria IL after a long walk on the riverfront.

Lemon gold hazy brew with a 1/4 finger white head that disspated quickly. A nice tingling lively acid lemon scent woke up my senses. A tart citrus lemon taste comlimented my Irish burger nicely. Very clean, tart, and dusty. There is an earthy, dusty, dry, and dank flavor that is quite good. Zesty and playful on the tongue due to the high level of carbonation.

This is a great summer brew that is refreshing and clean on the palate. There is not a great depth of character, but this one is crisp and zesty and one hell of a thirst quencher!

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Photo of Backer2004
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This happened to be the seasonal choice for St. Louis Brewery's flight of 6 5-ouncers. Too much like the Hefe, which was also offered. Grassy with a lot of yeast in the glass, this one was nothing special. Little head or carbonation. Easy enough to drink, but I'll pass on this one next time.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub. The seasonal wit pours a very bright yellow, semi-cloudy with a 1/2 inch white head that maintains quite nicely throughout it's lifespan. The nose is huge - some hops, spices and citrus to be noted. Up front, one word can sum this up - refreshing. Wheat and mild spices blend in nicely, just a bit creamy and very nice. The body holds up well, very well rounded - some lemon and orange like spices noted, clean and satisfying palate. Some yeast like qualities rest near the bottom of the pint glass. This was superior, and hit the spot on a 90+ degree day!

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Photo of hotstuff
2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When poured into my glass, this beer had a very, very small sized white head with fine sized bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was cloudy and uncarbonated with a pale/straw yellow hue.The aroma was fruity (banana, oranges?) and the flavor was sweet and fruity.The mouthfeel was somewhat smooth.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of carln26
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with nice carbonation topped by a light white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus with the orange coming across strong. Taste is a very crisp citrus with a coriander back. There is a delicate sweetness to the flavor. Dense lace. Slick mouth feel Just a medium drinakbility I’m afraid the citrus was a little strong for my taste.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BigBry
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One final pint from the Bottleworks location.
Poured unfiltered and hazy golden yellow, fluffy white foam. Good retention, great looking lace.
Lots of aroma, yeasty, clove and banana. Taste was filled with all the expected wit components, coriander spices, orange peel, yeast, wheat malt. Nice crisp finish. Great on a hot day.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thankx to MJR for the hookup on this one!

I am pouring into a fluted weiss glass and the brew is chilled. Nice hiss upon opening the growler which is a good sign.
Pours very cloudy orangish gold color with significant amount of sediment.

Bright white fluffy head foams up easily and recedes gradually, as it fades some larger bubbles open up and leave craters in the billowy head. Fades to a nice surface.

Aroma is citrusy, with lemon and some orange coming through. Also some bready yeast hits sort of biscuity. A pinch of coriander shows up as well.

First sip reveals a light bodied brew with very fine carbonation, that feels a little tingly on my tongue.

Flavor is zippy. I get some tangy sweet lemon, and coriander hits with some juicy orange character on the swallow. Very flavorful and nice.

Quite a crisp and refreshing brew with lots of well mingled flavor.
Drinkability is high and I am glad I have a 1/2 gallon of this stuff!

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Yellow and hazy, no head, tons of nice lacing.

Smelled great, very witbier like, coriander, fermented yeast, spices and citrus.

Taste was a little disappointing after the smell. Slightly above average but not what you'd expect. It was very yeasty, too much so, with some spices and citrus present.

Felt thick and tangy with good carbonation.

Drink was average as I wasn't in a hurry to order another by any means.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice Wit that finishes very nicely as well. The body is a very cloudy yellow with a white head and good lace effect.

The nose portrays both floral and spice notes. The flavor gives mainly a sense of the spice with a bit of citrus thrown in for added interest. The body is somewhat light but very crisp and refreshing. A solid, drinkable ale.

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Photo of KI9A
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: out of the growler, into my glass. Perfect, perfect hazy gold, inviting puffy head.

S: Sour lemon, spices, malt.

T: Sweet/tart lemon, some clove, some hops ( ? ) in a wit?

M: Started clean, turned very astringent. Bitter finish. Not what I look for in a wit.

D: hmm. Boulevard's ZON kicks this off the charts. kinda bummed, have a whole growler of this top deal with, won't drain pour it, but, was hoping for something more.

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Photo of Vancer
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy moly, a fresh keg on tag in my good ol' DBK (dedicated beer kegorator). A GREAT crowd pleaser here: very easy drinking, light, smooth and most importantly - very tasty.

Poured a sexy cloudy unfiltered dull golden yellow, topped with a rocky mountain of white marshmallow foam.

Very complex for a Wit - clove , banana, Belgium yeast all mixed within a malty backbone touched with a bit of soapy finish. Sweet start, then a crisp finish.

The 5% won't put you under while quaffing a few of this frostys.

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Photo of Zadok
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Waldo's in KC

Poured a golden straw color and was slightly hazy. Had a one finger head and mild lacing.

Nice aromas of banana and cloves.

Nice balanced flavor of the aforementioned banana and cloves. Slight bready taste in the background.

Very smooth with a medium body and low carbonation.

A good session brew, with good aromas and flavors. Could easily kick back and have a few of these.

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Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub in St Louis, reviews from notes.

A: half finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy dull gold body.

S: simple with wheat and light lemon custard sweetness.

T: flavor is dull, not much sweetness and almost flavorless with wheat, wood and very light citrus.

M: light body and light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: drinkable but boring beer, boring even for the style.

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Photo of maxpower
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy and hazy light pale golden-yellow color, spicy, earthy citrus aromas, small white frothy head that doesn't seem to stick around for long. Fresh wheat and mild spice-orange and citrus flavors, the mouthfeel is a little watery, finishes clean and spicy, great for the style, very refreshing and tasty

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Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Schlafly Witbier from The Schlafly Tap Room
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