Sch­lafly He­feweizen

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Hefeweizen -

ABV: 4.4% | IBUS: 16 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“The Amer­i­can ale yeast is sub­tle, but the grains take cen­ter stage and, when left in the un­fil­tered beer, give it that clas­sic cloudi­ness and ad­di­tional body.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mod­er­ate tart wheat aroma, with light spici­ness and a bright fruit sweet­ness. Some sul­fury yeast, del­i­cate no­ble hops, and bready Pil­sner malt. A touch of cit­rus and le­mon that’s pleas­ant and re­fresh­ing.” Fla­vor: “Bready wheat fla­vor that’s very clean, with a hint of le­mon. It’s well-com­posed with the bal­anc­ing hops bit­ter­ness. The yeast is mostly ba­nana and other fruit es­ters. Not the clas­sic Bavar­ian hefe char­ac­ter, but not out of line for an Amer­i­can wheat. The sul­fur car­ries through the fin­ish, with light dry­ness and spice.” Over­all: “Great hops char­ac­ter and malt bal­ance, and nails the wheat in both aroma and fla­vor. The chewy body and car­bon­a­tion are nice. If you’re look­ing more for an Amer­i­can wheat than a Ger­man he­feweizen, this is for you. It’s miss­ing the clove, and could use a bit more ba­nana and le­mon. Ig­nor­ing that, it’s a clean, well-made beer.”

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