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Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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3.7/5
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231 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DCon on 03-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,898
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
231
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
Trade:
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of tem3175
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque yellow with a white foamy head. Head retention is moderate, with good lacing left behind. Aroma is musty wheat. Taste is the same. A bit of spicy yeast in the flavor profile as well. Feel is medium-thin, and a bit dry. Overall, it's an okay beer. Not something I'd care to pick up again.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Hefekopf
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's a rainy, stormy day, so I decided to have something hoppy and piney.

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass, since it's the only significant Schlafly glass I own. Some of the beer ran down the can for some reason, but I managed a nice big fluffy head. It stuck around for a little while but not as long as I hoped, maybe because mine has been in the fridge for quite some time (noticing a trend with the last two reviews).

I didn't even have to put my nose to it to smell it, it smells great, great refreshing citrusy hop aroma. I've never been a hop person but even I understand that, this is a good beer for a rainy day, yessuh. Putting my nose to it I get more of the pine.

Taste follows the nose, but the orange zest and citrus flavor come out great. Last time I had one of these it was difficult for me to stomach, but now the hop balance seems just right to me. It's only 25 IBU after all, 35 is my usual limit. Wheat malt with the citrus blends well with the hop flavor and aroma. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is... smooth, not too grainy, a little watery, but good.

Overall, this is probably one of the best American pale wheat ales I've ever had, technically speaking. I usually not at all a fan of the style, I'm much more of a weissbier and witbier guy, but because this one actually has some flavor to it besides wheat carpet and tiny bits of citrus, it's a winner. Plus, it's local, I love Schlafly and I hope to work for them. Cheers.

Also, very good beer to have when sick with a cold.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejk99
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had poured from 12-oz. can into tumbler. I have probably done this beer a disservice, as it had been in the fridge a while. But it was still enjoyable, if muted in aroma and flavor. Will try fresher, and re-rate as appropriate.

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Photo of beerrat
4.79/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Schlafly Yakima Wheat
12 oz. can, canned on "FEB 24 15"
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ on 08/22/15... 6 months after it was packaged!

Despite the fact that it's a bit old, my sample shows no signs of oxidation, and the nose is still bright. (I may have to rethink shopping at Total Wine & More as 5 of the 12 beers I bought were out of date already).

Yakima Wheat Ale is exactly what you'd expect it to be, a citrusy American hopped wheat ale. The head retention and lacing are both excellent, and it's a cloudy golden beneath a bright white head.

The aroma is citrusy with tangerine (and a bit of mango), a little spicy, and to a lesser extent, piney and grassy. It's bright and fresh and welcoming.

The flavor follows suit with the wheat showing clearly, along with a very light touch of soft golden caramel. There's a nice balance between the fruitiness, the spiciness, and the wheaty malt. A moderate bitterness of around 20 IBUs balances it, and it finishes dry with a swirl of spice and some citrus pith or yeasty mineral character.

In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a delicate carbonation that caresses the tongue.

Easy to drink and yet brightly hopped, it's refreshing and satisfying at the same time. Take care, however, as it still packs a solid 5% abv, although it doesn't seem it. Session IPAs seem to be quite popular right now, but for my money I'll take a few of these. Really nicely done!

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Photo of dank203
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this beer 3 months after can date but really enjoyed what was left. the hops have died down but still getting big floral nose. citrus, lemon, dry spicy finish

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Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Extol
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - yellow orange in color. Decent lacing.

Smell - wheat and a slight grassy sort of IPA smell.

Taste - reminds me of a weak gumballhead with a slightly less fruity profile. Good.

Overall - if you can't get gumballhead this is a good alternative. I wanna try this on tap.

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown to light copper in color. A fingernail of off white covers most of the top. The citrus hops dominates the nose. I taste citrus hops at the front of the palate. It then softens and you get some wheat in the finish. The mouth is smooth and crisp.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a twelve ounce can, this is a hazy gold color with a brilliant white head. The aroma is fruity and yeasty (apricot and peach, with citrus and spice). Fresh and piney hop flavor. Firm bitterness and a soft mouthfeel. Good, but shy of great.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard wheat ale, but with a nice floral hop presence and crisp hop finish. The hop presence is firm, but not overpowering. It is more of a complementing flavor. Not necessarily a bad thing, but where some other pale wheat ales introduce other flavors to make it more complex, this one is pretty straightforward. It represents the style well but does not give much complexity or varying flavors outside of the wheat and hops.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of Branlott42
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale yellow and cloudy, with minimal white head. Aroma: Intense floral, lemon, grassy, perfume like hop aromas. Taste: Light, cracker malt flavor that gives way to a strong hop bitterness and hints of grapefruit, grass, and herbal hop flavors. Mouthfeel: Light body considering wheat base, with a high carbonation. Finish: Crisp and dry with a light citrus acidity and tartness. Overall: Love the hop aroma of this beer. Taste is less complex and flavorful than I was expecting with the aroma, but typical of an American Wheat. Must be lots of dry hopping. Solid AW.

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Photo of Notlad88
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harrisonpainter
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmq103
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good American Pale Wheat Ale from Schlafly. This could be a good summer pool side selection, especially since it comes in a can.

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Photo of cfinch2
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 231 ratings
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