Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly HefeweizenSchlafly Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
3.33/5
455 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#42,680
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
455
pDev:
15.32%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 455 |  Reviews: 165
Photo of yesterdayfaraway
2.59/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

L: light and mostly clear, lots of little bubble coming from the bottom
S: wheat, and some stale/skunked beer aroma
T: mostly skunked or stale beer bitterness. Almost no wheat flavors, terrible.
F: thin and watery
O: terrible Hefeweizen

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 siscokid79
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StL_Rob
2.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Low C (2.83) / AVERAGE

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Photo of craigbelly
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.89/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JTK111
2.28/5  rDev -31.5%
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 +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Lucilius
2.49/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Texasfan549
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cleve1212
3.04/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.97/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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