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Hale’s El Jefe Weizen Ale

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
El Jefe Hefeweizen pushes the wheat beer category to a new level - beyond bland. The flavor profile is “true Bavarian Style”, complex with fruity influences that only genuine hefeweizen yeast can produce. It’s “The Boss” 4.8% ABV 24 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Torrefied Wheat ~ White Wheat Hops: American Saaz Original Gravity: 12° Plato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1339) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Really nice aroma & decent pour but lacks in the flavor department. Love the banana & spicy aroma. Cloudy golden pour w/ a white head & good lacing. The taste is a little dry & finishes abruptly. Solid beer overall but not my favorite style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EarlofPDX (3) - - OCT 5, 2015 does not count
Bought a 22 Oz bottle for $3 and I thought it was a great beer for the price. I drank out of a pint glass and the beer resembled shock top but didn’t like Oranges at all. It had a more banana sweetness. I think it lacked carbonation which effected the feel & more then taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1656) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
Bomber. Unclear golden yellow, mostly fading white foam. Aroma of yeast, hef spices and banana. Lean wit malt taste, yeast, some citrus, a bit thin. Softer carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2416) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Slightly fruity and a bit of yeast. Earthy and light grain/wheat. High carbonation with a light metallic finish. Good on a warm day but not that full of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2626) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Not bad. True to style. Served with almost no head. Flavor’s dominated by carbonic tang. Could be richer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grenelvec (6) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2015 does not count
Decent taste for a Hefeweizen, not much else to note. I would drink again if my other preferences were not an option and it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (273) - - MAY 17, 2015
Served on tap at Harbor Public House. Golden hazy color with slight white head. Citrus sweet aroma. Medium-light body. Sugar citrus flavor with a slight wheat finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (732) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap at harbour public house with commonmac and rosskyle. Hazy dark gold with small white head. Banana and yeast nose, citrus is more subtle than expected. Sweet and crisp. Nice body. Finish is mild. Not amazing but solid, what a hefeweisen should basically taste like. Hit the spot after a long day of hiking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Hazy pale yellow. Aroma is yeasty and fruity with some spiciness and a soapy note. Flavor has wheat, some fruitiness, a sweetish note, a tart touch, some spiciness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (10556) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Hale’s, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out notes of citrus, banana, and clove. Flavour brings out a lot of banana and citrus upfront, with light clove underneath. Very banana-y. Round palate that is drinkable enough, despite not being wheaty at all.

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