Schlafly Hefeweizen | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly HefeweizenSchlafly Hefeweizen
BA SCORE
21.4%
Liked This Beer
3.32 w/ 453 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:
#42,315
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
453
Liked:
97
Avg:
3.32/5
pDev:
15.36%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 453 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of Suds
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -22.3%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tcady22
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrostyStephen15
2.31/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Man, I don't know what went wrong here. I like wheat ales a lot, and this one just really missed the mark for me. It looks okay and smells of wheat and some subtle hops, but the taste is just... gross. It's boring, like a wheat beer with all interesting fruity esters and spiciness gone. It's bland, and even metallic tasting. Just not the one for me.

Right now, this beer is sitting in my fridge for guests.

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Photo of GMorgan
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MOFALLINGLEAF
4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

small lacing, almost no head. very light honey colored body with some cloudiness. Nice malt on the nose, with a hint of sweet caramel and citrus. A slight instant bite from the Tettnang hops followed with subtle bittersweet malt, and a light crisp roasted wheat at the end, feels semi-clean in the mouth.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adamanton
4.43/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Hefe is one of my favorite beers of all time. Every time I go to St. Louis it's the first thing I seek out.

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Photo of pep
3.21/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ystazi
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted from a 12 ounce bottle on May 23, 2015.

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Photo of DevAJ
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought it from Schlafly Bottleworks on 5/9/2015 (bottled on 4/29/2015 and finished 5 minutes ago). Poured into a classic weizen glass this was surprisingly light and not bitter at all. It had been a while since I last had a Hefeweizen and I was expecting a bit more bitterness, but I have tried quite a few different styles of beer since then, so my tastes may have changed a bit.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gary63
3.64/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPA1978
3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pale_Horse
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schlafly Hefeweizen from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 21.4% out of 100 with 453 ratings
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