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Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

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

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I CAN't put enough love out there for my local, in-person trader, tone77! He calls me a master of The CANQuest (TM) and yet he comes through time and time again with new CANs for me. Cheers, bro!

From the CAN: "For best flavor, keep refrigerated". Bet, yo!

I pulled out my new Schlafly CAN Sessions CAN glass, listened to the Crack, and employed an inverted Glug. I had two fingers of dense, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a hazy, but not cloudy (WTF?) golden-yellow (SRM = 4). Nose was light, kind of herbal tea-like. I was reminded of Jasmine, but in a Hefe? Where are the bananas? Where are the cloves? Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was mildly spicy, but it lacked any Oomph! or anything that would make me think of or call this a Hefeweizen. Understand, it pains me greatly to dun any of their beers. I know their brewer, Stephen Hale, I have personally met Tom Schlafly and I always recommend them to visitors. Chalk this up to a rare misstep, but I am deeply unimpressed. The finish was bland, boring and lackluster.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, just a bit of wheat, banana. Taste is also mild, lemony, somewhat tart, drinks more like and American pale wheat Ale imo. Not much of the banana and clove usually associated with this style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

A: A cloudy, pale yellow body is broken up by some carbonation. Fine, but it leads to a thin white head that dissipates like lightning.

S: Actually a very pleasant balance of wheat, yeast and hops. It isn't very dynamic, but I love the fruit characteristics that liven it up. Banana adds some smoothness while a slight apple characteristic (along with the hops) adds a little edge.

T: Tart apple and pear, with a malt and yeast creating the base of the taste. The tartness overwhelms anything else that might be going on. It's fine, but blunt, simplistic and off-putting.

M: An oddly heavy and full-bodied beer. The crispness is lost as well as any carbonation.

O: Hefeweizens always have so much potential to have delightful surprises buried within a pleasant experience. Schlafly have unfortunately failed on both counts, making a beer that is too blunt and simplistic to be anything more than an acceptable drink that is a mild chore to get through.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

sweet smell, with slight amount of fruity smell. pleasant smell. Tast like a ight version of a russian bear that I once had. Decent mouth feel, not to thick not to thin. small carbonation. Small yeast flavor - which I prefer. Some how the some of its parts may be better than the parts themselves, I would drink this beer again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Schlafly Hefeweizen is a decent beer. It has a nice mouthfeel, when poured it has a beautiful haze, it has a nice yeasty aroma and the flavor is of sweet grain, yeast, and sometimes you pick up a faint banana like taste.

It's nothing special, but it's still drinkable, and pairs surprisingly well with spicy food.

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Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 455 ratings
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