Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly HefeweizenSchlafly Hefeweizen

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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12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass. Bottled on 05/16/13.

This hefeweizen pours a hazy bright yellow and is topped by a fluffy bright white head that dwindles and leaves behind broken lacing. It's not as opaque as I would expect for the style, but it is realtively accurate.

Schafly's wheat beer on the nose is a little milder than I expected, but not altogether surprising. It has the nice scent of wheat but is rather subdued in the other notes for which the style is known – the hints of spice, banana, and clove are barely present. There's just a smidgen of lemon and some other citrus scents.

On the palate, it's refreshing and definitely drinkable, but calling this a hefeweizen is a bit of a misnomer. I'm glad to say that the notes from the nose are stronger on the palate – rather than banana and clove, however, I'm tasting lemon, wheat, and malt with a bit of a spicy/floral finish. While it's enjoyable and refreshing, I'm not so satisfied with calling this a true hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel is light and creamy with a lemony finish.

Not a bad summer beer, but not what I would call a good hefeweizen. Refreshing if nothing else.

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Bright yellow in color the head as a thick, billowing, pillow of congealed foam.

The aroma was bready, with weak dough, cracker and some citrus.

The Hefeweizen qualities that I expected are almost lost in strong bready and doughy flavor. Pilsner taste dominates and that taste is actually quite good. Grains, malt and yeast are evident with some hints of banana, albeit very hidden.

I drank this as the sun was beating me into the pavement outside my favorite beer bar, so maybe I found this more tasty and refreshing than some, but for the time it was very nice.

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Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.3 out of 5 based on 451 ratings.
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