Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

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Schlafly HefeweizenSchlafly Hefeweizen

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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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Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “Bottled With Love on” date is “05112012.”

Appearance: Poured into a 300 ml weizen glass. The color is light lemonade. Two fingers of white head dissipated quickly to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Very, very faint aroma. I can detect a little of the pale American wheat aroma, but that is about it. Musty grains and a little lemon.

Taste: The mouthfeel is reminiscent of a pale wheat beer and so are the flavors (unfortunately). There is nothing over the top but there is also no complexity, really. Light wheat and lemon zest

Drinkability: Now I know why the beer is called Hefeweizen but not classified as one. It is very light and easy drinking. However, it lacks the complexity I want.

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Special delivery from a co-worker for St. Louis.

Pours to a hazy translucent yellow color with a nice head and good lacing. It smells amazing with hints of lemon and pine.

The taste is very smooth and has a nice malty flavor with some hints of the hefe but it leans more towards a wheat.

Overall this a decent offering.

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A- A Goldernrod yellow and slightly hazy. Had a foamed white head.

S- Citrusly yeasts dominates the nose and a bit of wheat.

T- Light malty and yeasty mixed taste. There is a bit of sweetness and citrus.

M- A smooth even taste with a light carbonation.

D- A great summer beer for the fridge that doesn't take itself to seriously. This is alot better than many a wheat beer I have had in summer.

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Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
3.3 out of 5 based on 452 ratings.
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