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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A wheat beer brewed with Bavarian yeast, this beer has the classic characteristics of a European Hefeweizen such as clove and banana aroma. Served unfiltered this beer will quench your thirst on those hot summer days.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. has a fruity wheat malty spicy aroma. Spicy wheat malty banana flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty spicy banana finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap @ SDBC: Served with a lemon wedge and appeared as an opaque hazy glowing yellow. The aroma came up empty with no suggestions for my nose to go off of. The flavor is bland and boring with no real flavors happening other than some minor notes of wheat and the squeeze of lemon from the waitress who served me. Disappointing hef for sure.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
Draught Small rim of white over hazy yellow beer. Clove, 4vinylguaiacol, and a tad mineral in the finish. Diluted bananasoda. Oh dear. Light, light viscousness, wheat slickness. Got to Bavaria first, please, and try again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a draft into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, Calif. Poured a murky orange color. An inch of head that stayed forever. Lots of lacing throughout. Spread out film throughout as well. Smelled cloves, wheat and some bananas. Tasted cloves, wheat and banana. Some bubble gum in there as well. Medium body. Average carbonation. Thick texture. Not a bad beer overall, but not the best Hefe I’ve ever had. SDBC still makes some pretty good beers.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Labeled El Jefe. On tap at SD Brew co. Super hazy yellow. Nose is lemon spice. Taste is a warm fuzzy. Flavor much weaker than nice nose. No sharpness at all. Eh.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 6, 2011
Draft @ San Diego Brewing Company: Part of a 7 sampler set. El Hefe was actually very good, bready, banana and yeasty flavors. Food Pairing: Fish and Chips.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Cloy yellow with a fizzy white head. Decent banana aroma and taste with faint bready and clove notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4307) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Hazy golden pour, small creamy white head. Lots of fruity yeasts, banana, sweet malt, wheat, and light clove. Fine beer, I just don’t like the style that much, too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
A: The beer arrived sans lemon/orange wedge, which was immediately encouraging. The beer is a hazy burnt straw color with a big, sturdy white head on it. S: The nose is even more reassuring: bananas and cloves, along with a hint of malt sweetness and a mild citrus zest note. Maybe just a touch of bubblegum. T: The flavor is good, as well. Sweet bubblegum, bananas, and a mild clove flavor. There is a fair amount of wheat and malt sweetness, too. M: The body is light to medium with an almost creamy carbonation. D: This is probably one of the better brewpub hefeweizens since it’s actually a hefeweizen style beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Tap @ SDBC. Pale hazy yellow with a small white ring. Banana, lemon peel and spice on the nose. Finished with some German yeast and citrus. A pretty good hefe.


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