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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Nothing beats relaxing on a hot Summer afternoon with a tall, fresh hefe-weizen. "El Hefe" is the one we've come to love and adore around here when a little thirst-quenching is in order. A wedge of lemon squeezed over a glass contrasts nicely with the clove and banana scents! The Bavarian yeast strain that we use really gives El Hefe a classic Bavarian appeal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Gold color. A little cloudy. Lightly sweet. Typical hefeweizen flavors, banana and clove, but the palate is too thin and the flavors are too light, almost like a kristalweizen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3180) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown squat bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours hazy golden with very small white head. Aroma is grainy, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is grainy, with of flavors, and hints of banana. Not interested in trying again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom, as part of an 8-beer flight. Consumed on 5-14-14. Yeasty aroma features scents of bubbelgum, candy, overripe banana, and a touch of salt. Excellent smell. Pours a hazy, cloudy, light gold. Effervescent. Off-white head. Flavors of bubblegum and lemon / tonic water tartness. Light body. Frothy in the palate. Insubstantial palate effects. Overall, an enjoyable hefeweizen, and quite enjoyable for an American example of the style. Grossly underrated here at RateBeer, in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Murky maize with a quickly withering medium white crown. Aroma is a bit odd at first then is grassy and herbal with lemon, bready malt and yeast. Taste is a bit strange too a mishmash of herbal notes, lemon, yeast and comes off a bit sour and bland.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
T_Bird (4) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
I had this one at the taproom inside the brewery. It was served in a pilsner glass adorned with a wedge of lemon. It looked good on that hot afternoon with its big rocky head and cloudy yellow-orange hue. It smelled a little like banana taffy and nutmeg. The first sip left me with a white moustache ;) The flavor was as exciting as the alluring aroma. Tart and tangy with a honey sweet finish. I had to ask the quite attractive bartender for another! A also asked her what the story was with the curious name of this beer and she told me it was a double entendre. I played it like I knew what she was talking about and quickly Googled it when she was off pouring someone else a beer. When she came back, I asked her to explain this play on words and she said that "hefe" means yeast in German but "el jefe" (pronounced el hefe) means "the boss" in Spanish. I asked her her name and she said "call me el hefe".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours light yellow with medium head. Aroma of hay and lemon. Taste isnt strong but a combination of sweet with a bit of bitter finish. Overall not too amazing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at Old Fashioned. Unfiltered cloudy orange. No real head, thin oily residue. Sweet orange-clove aroma. Medium bodied, doughy malt backbone. Zesty citrus lemon-banana clove flavor. Enjoyable, but not really on the level of classic Bavarian examples. A nice citrus bite, smooth sweet finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
felsenpils (156) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
This one is way off. The color is too dark, the mouthfeel is too much caramel malt. Funky aroma. Wrong yeast strain used, This tastes nothing at all like Bavarian Hefeweizen. Not a bad American ale, just way off when it comes to style. I wonder why they call it "Bavarian". Back to the drawing board with this one guys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of wheat, yeast, clove and light bubblegum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, ashes and light bubblegum with a smooth lingering ashy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear medium orange with a short white head. The aroma picked up funky, fruit skins and oranges.. not what I was looking for. The flavor found sharp, tangy, tacky fruit skins and sour wheat throughout.. finished funky. Light-bodied and unpleasantly sour and funky on the palate.. something was wrong here.

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