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Hales El Jefe Weizen Ale

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12oz can. Looks filtered...which would be odd for the style. Lots of active rising carbonation bubbles inside an orange-tan body. Not that impressive of an aroma for the style. Taste is OK, some banana, but some slight plastic off tones. Not that good, but not horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Dark yellow, finger white head Smell sweet rotten fruit taste gum and light banana Light body mediocre

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Surprised by the low ratings on this one. It’s solid. Yes, lower ABV. But for this style, I want to taste banana notes. And I’m getting quite a bit of them. Not as much as my preferred brew, SanTan, but still in abundance. Solid and quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very hazy light brown color with almost no head on it whatsoever. Nose has a lot of the wheat and standard yeast smell to it, as well as some light citrus and subtle banana elements. Taste is slightly tart at initial pass, then descends into a subtle residual sweetness throughout. Pretty good for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Duchammer (60) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Poured cloudy golden yellow with no head although carbonation was present. Aroma had a nice balance of banana and clove. Very very light to taste almost watered down. Banana and clove flavors were moderately there. Couldnot get any breadyness from the wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Cloudy pale blond color with compact head. Light aroma, with hints of lemon and banana. Dry mouthfeel, also too weak; not much wheat flavor, but it has a light touch of banana; no spices; very low bitterness.
Simple hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (517) - - JAN 31, 2014
On tap at Brooklyn. Bubblegum, banana, cloves, wheat. Good flavour, no major flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1650) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Nice amount of unfiltered (or poorly filtered) yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Delicious flavor all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Slightly cloudy golden body with a large frothy white head. Big banana aroma, faint clove hints. Slightly metallic banana and wheat flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy, orange-golden beer topped by a dense, white head of moderate size. Lots of bubblegum in the aroma, as well as banana, cloves and some dough. A touch of cloves as well. Semi-sweet, with bubblegum, banana, cloves and some honey notes in the flavor. Medium body, not as carbonated as I prefer the hefes.Bitterness, bubble gum and banana in the finish, some cloves as well. A decent one indeed, but that’s it. 130701

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