Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly Raspberry HefeweizenSchlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Raspberry Hefeweizen is a true fruit beer, not a fruit-flavored beer. We add pureed raspberries to our Hefeweizen during the primary fermentation process. Although we add no sugar, color or flavors, the resulting beer is a hazy pink color, with citrus aromas from the wheat and a flavor that is neat and tart. While this beer is low in bitterness, it is not overwhelmingly sweet, making it a thoroughly drinkable beer for the season.

In Belgium, fruit beers are quite popular and brewers often include wheat, along with malted barley. While our Raspberry Hefeweizen is not a true Belgian fruit beer, we have carried on the tradition of adding real fruit to fermenting beer. Today, many beers with fruit character are made with a fruit extract; we prefer to use the actual fruit to avoid any chemical or artificially sweet undertones in the beer.

16 IBU

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Ratings: 325 |  Reviews: 80
Reviews by gpogo:
Photo of gpogo
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy grapefruit juice color with white soapy head that dissipates to a ring and leaves no lacing. Very disappointing for a hefeweizen.

A- Raspberries and a grainy malt aroma.

T- A semi-dry raspberry taste and grainy malt flavor. Sortof watered down tasting.

M- Light body with moderate carbonation. Makes for a very refreshing drink in the heat.

D- I spoke with a schlafly representative and they use real raspberries in the primary. It seems a little lacking in flavor to me, however it is a wonderfully refreshing brew and if you are a fan of fruity beers I'd definitely say check this one out. Doesn't have that chemical fruit taste that other fruit beers often get.

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Photo of drseid
4.23/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 77apm
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

Fresh red raspberries in the nose. The tartness more so than the flavor of them sits on the wheat foundation. Subtle fruit/sugar appears in the finish. Interesting take on the hefeweizen style, and the malt itself is solid, but the raspberriness makes it hard to imagine looking forward to opening a second.

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Photo of merlin48
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours the color of blush wine. One finger pinkish to coral head quickly falls. Some patchy lace left behind. Shimmering carbonation is apparent through the hazy body. Aroma is subdued, raspberries, wheat, and yeast. Mouthfeel is lightbodied with crisply aggressive carbonation. Taste is subdued, Lively carbonation is the dominant trait. Hints of raspberry, yeast, and grainy wheat. No fruit sweetness. Finishes clean and crisp. Refreshing, but insubstantial. A run of the mill, American fruit beer.

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Photo of tigg924
2.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear, gold, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is raspberries with wheat. Really missing the strong wheat and banana flavors I expect in a hefe. I need more hefe taste. Tastes a lot like every other raspberry wheat beer I have ever had. Not undrinkable, but nothing stands out. For me this is a pass from a brewery that I generally like.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light brown in color with a hint of pink and a cloudy complexion. Light Brussels lacing. A fingernail thin white head rests on top. Aroma is of tart raspberry purée. The taste is sharp,tart raspberries and pale wheat. The body is fairly carbonated.
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.25
Mouthfeel: 3.25
Overall: 3.25

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Photo of Dusty278
1.86/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A - Cloudy and orange, not much head.

S - Smelt strongly of raspberry.

T - Could taste the yeast and wheat and a bit of an unpleasing raspberry flavor.

M - Average, balanced carbonation.

D - I wouldn't reccommend it and I certainly won't buy another. This is the only disappointment I have had with Schlafly however.

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Photo of yankeeheel
3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a kool-aid red with a smallish fizzy white head. Smells of raspberry but doesn't try to jump out of the glass at you. Tastes mildy sweet with the obvious fruit dominating. Solid wheat body gives it a lift. Mouthfeel is moderate but it would be hard for me to drink more than one of these.

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Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of smc143
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I bought a 6 pack of this beer from Cellar Rat in the Crossroads. I really should have known better. I don’t do fruit beers, typically.

It doesn’t really taste like beer with a raspberry tang as much as it tastes like a beer cocktail with raspberry flavored soda. I didn’t hate it. I didn’t love it. I drank one, and left the other 5 in my fridge, hopefully to offer to a more girlier girl than me.

It smelled a little sweet, like raspberry candy, when I opened it. It poured into my glass pink (pink!) but with mild cloudiness and beer-like qualities, so it didn’t look like pink lemonade or anything. It settled to a orangey-pink color with a light pink head of foam. The flavor of the beer wasn’t raspberry, as in fresh raspberries, but rather raspberry-flavoring, like Kool-Aid. Kind of artificial. There were underlying beer flavors, to be sure, like some yeast and malts, and the slightest twinge of wheat.

To be fair, I don’t like raspberry beers brewed by other brewers either, so I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it. I guess I was trying to keep an open mind. The answer is that I still don’t like it.

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Photo of rcm5693
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of tlacott1
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drn
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ST: 12oz. No ABV. BOD.

A: Hazy, light pink with a half-a-finger-nail halo of quickly vanishing white head. The head leaves thin lacing behind.

S: Sweet raspberries, wheat, (raspberry cheesecake).

T: Fairly sweet in the opening, the tart qualities of the raspberries show up in the middle along with a dry biscuit. Some of the sweetness returns along with spice (clove perhaps) in the finish.

M: Medium and dry.

O: By itself, nothing is wrong with Schlafly's hefe. It is not too sweet, and it is refreshing. The qualities of a hefe are taken over by the raspberry, but not enough to make the beer terrible. Yet, when I compare it with Harpoon's similar creation, the beer does not succeed as well. As is often the fate with many beers, this one is drinkable, perhaps pleasant, but it is not moving.

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Photo of sgttibbs
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dacrza1
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

DATE: June 4, 2016... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... OCCASION: chilling and grilling with the boys after two baseball wins... pours an extremely cloudy tan body that reveals some sediment at the glass';s bottom and variably sized bubbles... opaque otherwise... head is a thick two fingers that settles to a soapy white bowl... clear banana with some tart raspberry and wheat esters that suggest earthiness... sharp, tart immediacy that sours the aftertaste for an appreciable time... on second sip, the banana and hay come through, mellowing the impact of the raspberry puree... refreshing and forward, with a larger flavor than 4.1% ABV would suggest... slight lacing in the glass... the suggestion of cracker at its end would suggest malts? effervescent and spritzy in its palate, like an Italian soda... I could easily reach for this if summer slamming was on the party menu, if not for the tartness that does not relent as the glass drains... some candied suggestions leave the finish of the bottle with a medicinal quality... a palpable graininess rounds off the experience, and I am left thinking this is somewhere between styles... okay for a surprise in a craft box 12-off, but not one I would seek out....

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours red-amber with a decent one finger head and small amounts of lace.

Smells basicaly like raspberry candy and malt. Nothing too complex going on, and I sure don't smell any typical hefe smells (no banana, clove, yeast, ect).

Tastes like it smells. Again, no real hefe character, just sweet raspberry candy at first and a sharp twang near the end (like eating a real raspberry). Sweet and malty, but pretty one sided (as are most non-lambic fruit beers that I've tried).

Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, and drinkability is okay but I wouldn't really drink more than say...two or three. A good fruit beer for the novelty of it's raspberry flavor, but this is nothing special.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky, cloudy pink-hued gold, with a rich head of fine white bubbles. Loopy lace.

Aroma is raspberry, and maybe a little yeast/grains coming in underneath.

Taste is full-steam-ahead tart raspberries. No surprises. A sharp, unfiltered wheat zing is in there somewhere, too. Still, this one's all about the raspberries.

Not bad, but not one I'd soon return to, either.

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Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mlockman
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tastes much like a standard Hefeweizen; the raspberry doesn't really shine through in flavor despite being visible in the hazy hue of the beer.

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