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Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Hefeweizen is a light, unfiltered wheat beer, often served with a wedge of lemon. Made with thirty percent American winter wheat, Hefeweizen is balanced with sweet golden malted barley and Tettnang hops from Oregon that evoke a hint of spice. The American ale yeast is subtle, but the grains take center stage and, when left in the unfiltered beer, gives it that classic cloudiness and additional body.

The German Hefeweizen (say “hay-fuh-vite-sin”) traces its history to 16th century Bavaria and eventually came to America with the wave of German immigrants in the 19th century. Although the rise of light lager beer diminished the sales of wheat beers on both sides of the Atlantic, the sale of wheat beers began to rise after WWII, especially in Southern Germany where a unique ale yeast strain fermented the beer with banana and clove esters. In the late 20th Century, the new American craft brewers sought out a lighter style to complement their beer selection and brewed Hefeweizens with the same yeast strains they used to brew their Pale Ales and Stouts.

16 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 10-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,030
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
455
pDev:
15.32%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
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Photo of Pillowburn
5/5  rDev +50.2%

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

Photo of wmthorne
4.83/5  rDev +45%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the closest thing I have ever found in the States to a German weißbier. Sooo goood

pours a very cloudy golden yellow. With a thin head and light lacing

light cardonation, tastes exactly like a wheat beer should.

I can't get over how great this beer tastes. I could not recommend it any more highly. Perfect for a summer night in St. Louis.

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Photo of Throckmorton
4.79/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First - the bottle and the tap are very different for this beer. Bottle is a pale ghost of the tap character. I lived in St. Louis for a decade and am well acquainted with both. this review covers the beer from the tap.

A- nice thick appearance, slow bubbles, decent head that recedes slowly and is gone by the time you are 2/3 of the way though a pint except for an edge ring. Deep golden color.

S - one of the thing i love about this brew are the profound banana esters, not much clove (which I like too, but is't part of this brew)

T - thick, bready, yeasty, banana, a meal, mmmm.

M - thick, soft carbonation

D - a four season beer for me, and never do I tire of it.

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Photo of andycorns13
4.59/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stampfler07
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jharris0624
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Adamanton
4.43/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Hefe is one of my favorite beers of all time. Every time I go to St. Louis it's the first thing I seek out.

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Photo of 1fastz28
4.32/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy lemonade color with a beautiful white head, and lots of carbonation. smell is very yeasty after i decant, hops and citrus are also very prevalent. Has a tart first bite to it but is very refreshing and tasty, yeast and hops are the easiest flavors to discern. mouthfeel is good nothing wrrong with it, drinkability is pretty good, easy drinking beer

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Photo of Drew03cmc
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Delicious, not bitter. The taste is clean and rather sharp, unlike some other unfiltered wheat beers I've tried. Of the wheats I've had, this is my favorite.

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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of beer_lover13
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdavisson
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of bcpriess
4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't be in the 'Lou without picking up some Schlafly Hefeweizen. First things first - Schlafly is singlehandedly redeeming the brewing arts for the St. Louis region, and I think they are one of the best microbreweries I have been exposed to. I would be surprised if their distribution doesn't dramatically expand over the next decade.

Schlafly Hefeweizen is, I think, very comparable to Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat in a lot of ways. Both are cloudy, of the unfiltered wheat variety. Both have a semi chalky mouthfeel. the basic flavor seems similar, though I haven't done a sxs comparison. The key differences to me are that the Schlafly is a bit less carbonated, and more yeasty/malty in its flavor. Schlafy consequently, to my tastes, is a better winter brew and Boulevard a better summer brew. Let me clarify - I've had this beer cool and the lower carbonation results in a still pleasant experience. Boulevard however must be ice cold. Both are great beers, but I think the Schlafly might have a slight edge.

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Photo of MOFALLINGLEAF
4.13/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

small lacing, almost no head. very light honey colored body with some cloudiness. Nice malt on the nose, with a hint of sweet caramel and citrus. A slight instant bite from the Tettnang hops followed with subtle bittersweet malt, and a light crisp roasted wheat at the end, feels semi-clean in the mouth.

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4.11/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this in a bottle and was severely disappointed in it. But while at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown St. Louis, I thought I'd try it again.

And it was great. The flavor had the wheatiness that the bottle lacked and a slight fruit taste on the finish. I then had it again at the Schlafly Bottleworks and it was just as good. The smell was still lacking, but this may have been due to the temperature it was served at. However, I didn't give it time to warm up because it was too tasty. The yellow/golden haze was what I expected and the mouthfeel was thick then clean.

I probably still would not buy this beer in a 6-pack, but on tap, it was something totally different. It was delicious.

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4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into cold mug

A--Classic golden pour w/ nice off-white head. Light & clear for a Hefe. Mild lacing. Yeast stays in bottle.

S--Very mild wheat and a tad floral and yeasty. Mild malty sweetness.

T--Delicious and balanced maltiness. Really just a kiss of wheat. Almost like a rich American lager.

M--Light bodied and refreshing, but not wimpy.

D--Most drinkable Hefe ever?

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4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gpogo
4.07/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy straw yellow with moderate sized white head. A very lively looking beer. Head eventually dissipated, but it lasted a majority of the time it took to drink.

A- Grainy wheat aroma, citrusy lemon notes.

T- Very similar to the aroma, the graininess smooths out as it warms. There is also a definite lemony citrus taste to this.

M- Medium body with high carbonation.

D- Great session beer. If you like lemons in beer, this would be a great beer for that.

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Photo of hiikeeba
4.01/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours up cloudy yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly

S - Smell of wheat malt with no hops detected

A - Nice clean beer with wheat huskiness, hint of hops to balance. No aftertaste to speak of. Nicely crafted American Wheat. Why, then, do they label it hefeweizen?

M - Good mouthfeel.

D - Extrememly drinkable beer.

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