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Hale’s El Jefe Weizen Ale

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2316) - 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 (2499) - 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 (187) - - 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 (676) - 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 (8610) - 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 (9752) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8120) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Light wheat and banana notes. Hazy yellow gold with a decent white head. Light banana notes and some citrus. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 15, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a weizen glass in Fall 2013. A: Very cloudy with yeast. S: Banana. T: Banana. Lots of cloves too. A bit of spiciness on the back end. M: Creamy smooth. O: The German hefs are better, but this is a solid attempt by an American brewery. It uses genuine hefeweizen yeast and you can tell. I enjoyed this one much more than other American hefs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2958) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Best American hefeweizen I’ve had to date. Only complaints are a little too light weight, and not enough sediment. Pours out a hazy orange golden with medium foamy head. Head could be a little creamier and have a bit more substance. Aroma is normal weizen, bananas, bubblegum and wheat. Body is a bit thin, but taste is right on the money. Good job from Hale’s.

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