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Schlafly's Hefeweizen is a light, unfiltered wheat beer, often served with a wedge of lemon. Made with thirty percent American winter wheat, Hefeweizen is soft and citrusy, balanced with sweet golden malted barley and Tettnang hops from Oregon that evoke a hint of spice. The American ale yeast is subtle, but it lets the grains take center stage and, when left in the unfiltered beer, gives it that classic cloudiness.
The German Hefeweizen (say: hefe-wizen) 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 sales of wheat beers began to rise after WWII, especially in Southern Germany where a unique ale yeast strain ferments 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. Hefeweizen literally translates to English as “wheat-beer with yeast.”
ABV: 4.1% | IBU: 16
Appearance: Light golden, hazy
Process: American unfiltered
Hops: Tettnang (US), Marynka (PL)
Malts: 2-row malted barley, malted wheat, Munich malt
Yeast: American Ale
CAL (12 oz.): 125
6 x 12oz bottles
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