thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This brew poured a large head of fine to large sized long lasting white bubbles that left behind a hazy yellow colored body. Its aroma was non-existant and its mouthfeel was smooth but somewhat flat. The flavor was mildly hopped.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak. I expected more, even from a brewery that tends to focus on session-style ales and lagers. Pours cloudy yellow (light), with a whitish head. Grassy, fruity aroma. Flavor was too light for my liking: a touch of wheat here and there, a touch of fruitiness, and a touch of hops. Just like the Oktoberfest, finishes with a cheerio toastiness. Not among the better examples of the style.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DEFINATELY CLOUDY. TASTED MORE LIKE AN ABOVE AVERAGE HOMEBREW BUT A BELOW AVERAGE MICRO. I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER BEEN A FAN OF HEFE'S SO I MAY BE A BIT BIASED. WAS MORE IMPRESSED BY OTHER BREWS IN THIS FAMILY.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange with very minimal head, this all changes when the bits on the bottom hit the glass: turning the entire glass a murkey light orange brown. . . Airy orange yeast aroma with some lemone zest. Chewy sourdough flavour that isn't for me. . . decent mouthfeel and a good finish make this one drinkable for me, just not my favourite.
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 The label says "Hefeweizen" but RateBeer says it's an "American Wheat." I agree with RateBeer. This brew in no way reflects the German Wheat style, but it definitely reflects the burgeoning attempts at drawing out the potential of wheat malt without putting a candy coating on it. While Schlafly's wheat beer is far from perfect, I find it to be almost excessively drinkable. It is low in alcohol but very high in the "flat" American-wheat flavor. Flat, in this case, is a good thing and hopefully will be rounded out with a fuller body as the style develops. One note, this beer actually tastes better if it's at least a few months old from the date stamped on the bottle. Absolute "freshness" in this case isn't really the best thing. A bit of aging seems to enhance smoothness by taking the edge off the awesome amount of yeast in each bottle. This in turn compliments the still present finishing "bite" of the wheat malt. I hope Schlafly "freezes" this recipe and starts to branch out with new wheat variants (under different names, of course).
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light and refreshing. A medium amount of citrus flavor, I mostly got a lot of wheat and yeast. Extremely smooth finish. I like this better than Boulevard's Unfiltered Wheat but perhaps this is because I've only one sample.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap - Cloudy yellow, good head and lace, thin-bodied. Lemony nose and fruity taste, not as complex as some others but an okay beer. A bit of twang on the palate, finished pretty clean. Goes well with their Pork Tenderloin Sandwich.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very light cloudy yellow, not much head. Has an American Wheat nose, which is to say it has no nose whatsoever. Bland, bit of citrus and lemon, some mild hops and end, but just plain boring stuff.
jsquire (3232) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy lemon yellow out of the bottle (and was only cloudy because I swirled). It is light in body, with a noticable wheat profile. I wouldn't label this beer a Hefeweizen as it didn't really have any German wheat beer characteristics. Okay for drinkin' I guess, but not as good as I expected from Schlafly.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lemony cloudiness with limited aroma, but a good head. Tangy. Smooth. Little of the yeasty character I expected. Cool bitter twist at the end.