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Hales El Jefe Weizen Ale

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"El Jefe", translated, means "The Boss", or "The Chief". That's the position that this new hefeweizen from Hale's Ales aspires to. El Jefe pushes the wheat beer category to a new level --- . The flavor profile is "true Bavarian Style" -- complex and mouth-filling, with the spicey and fruity influences that only genuine hefeweizen yeast can produce. Craft beer lovers are ready to take this next step in their appreciation of the unique beers of the world. This is a beer that combines old world quality and character with new world freshness--the best of both worlds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (454) - - 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 (1428) - 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 (1301) - 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 (12722) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1343) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bomber. Super cloudy yellow. Almost milky looking. Carbonated but Absolutely no head or even bubbles. Heavy on wheat aroma and flavors. Only subtle hints of esters. Drinkable buy hardly a shining example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
22 oz. bottle from grocery. Pale yellow pour with medium carbonation and a minimal head. Smells of banana and some wheat. Strong citrus/banana flavors with some sweetness. Nice finish with a bit of fizz. I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (695) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On tap at Venti’s South. Crisp and well carbonated. Citrus and cloves balanced with a candy sweetness. Finish is dry with a touch of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
This hefeweizen is light and refreshing. Citrus notes in the middle replace the banana and bubble gum flavors so prevalent in the style. This pushes El Jefe solidly into the category of American wheat beer. It's probably my second favorite American wheat beer, behind Boulevard Wheat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (599) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2012
On tap @ Wallingford Pizza House. Pours cloudy straw yellow. Aroma is light spice and citrus. Taste is tart wheat, crisp hops, light citrus, clove spice, and a clean dry finish. Light and delicious. Perfect with a lemon slice. Hale’s kinda flies under the radar in Seattle, but has the occasional gem like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry estery wheaty. Dry and estery. Simple wheaty, loads of estery banana notes.

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