Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

BA SCORE
76
okay
448 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Schlafly HefeweizenSchlafly Hefeweizen
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
Ratings:
448
Reviews:
163
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
15.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 448 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of Jcarriglio
2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gold in color with a moderate haziness. A fingernail of brilliant white covers the majority of the top. Aroma is of faint lemon and little else. I taste light sweet wheat and a faint lemon note. The mouth is fairly light and quaffable.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JTK111
2.28/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 oz. bottle -- unfortunately was unable to pour this one into a glass, and I give it a 3 for look only because I can't submit a review without a rating. Smell was tough to judge, but I got a sweet, bread smell, not unlike a pilsner. Carbonation was low. Taste was so close to a Budweiser or other mass market pilsner, especially as it warmed, that I was a bit freaked out that it was labeled as a hef. There were slight hints of banana, but they were so subtle that I would not remotely call it fruity. Texture was flat, even for a hef. Overall, I did not love this one, but I look forward to trying some of the other Schafly beers. The flavor was so curious, I'd like to give this one a try on draft.

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Photo of nbrio85
3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beer_lover13
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucilius
2.49/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jojogun
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is an ok Hefeweizen. Nothing to call home about. Pours into a short lived head which is disappointing with a hefe. Body is a hazy gold and slight carbonation. Goes down smooth and can taste wheat, although there is no fruitiness or crisp in this hefe that you look for in a good Hefeweizen. It's ok.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.29/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cleve1212
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twb0392
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a hazy, slightly-dark straw colored brew. The head is white and initially tall, but it fades too quickly. The smell has qualities of wheat, bread, and some underlying esters. More subtle and malty than twangy. Balanced and moderate in body. This one is okay, but not an outstanding hefe.

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Photo of alexanderplatz
2.58/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Disclaimer: I don't think I've ever had a hefeweizen before and don't have any idea therefore what they are "supposed' to taste like. That said, I found this a really dull and uninteresting beer. If you had included it in a blind taste test along side Bud Lite and Miller Lite, it might've edged out the competition but I don't think anybody would say it really stood out as a craft beer. Just not a lot going on flavor wise. Completely forgettable.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.29/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tcady22
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.3 out of 5 based on 448 ratings.
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