RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
El Hefe Anejo was recently re-released as part of our revamped Barrel-Aged Program. This new version uses an Imperial Hefeweizen base aged in Tequila Barrels for 9 months. The result is a bigger, more expressive brew with notes of Tequila and characteristics of charred oak.

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AdamChandler (5208) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Hazy orange 2 finger head fades fast. Smells nice. Sweet and grassy hay and some lemon. Chewy grass. Nice mouthfeel. Banana finish but light

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Nice golden in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice interesting tequila flavor anda aroma this comes out very light. Nice beer.

AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Hazy golden color with white head. Agave, tekilla, wood, pale wheat aromas. medium body with soft co2. Nice vegetal agave, wet wood, tart wheat flavors--good sheet.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Cloudy orangish pour. Aroma? Damn its like a fairly bad tequila mixed with a beer. And the flavor? Yep, its the same. Way too much contact time with the barrel.

brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
The pour is a murky golden orange with a small off-white head. The tequila comes through quite strongly. Some of the banana, wood, and light wheat/malt sweetness. Surprisingly, there’s a slight tropical aroma. Plenty of tequila and agave flavor, some wood, and booze. Minimal hefeweizen character remains. A hint of solvent in there, too.

yespr (48961) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is wooden, spiced and herbal. Sweet, spiced, malty and toasted. Phenolic, chemical and wooden. Dry malty and wooden finish.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at Golden Road. Pours full haze, dirty blonde. Large foam. Thick retention and webby lacing. Nose is huge pear skin, sugar cube, stale apple juice. Very estery. Taste is mega sweet, pear juice, apple juice, skin tannins. Hints of spicy acetic notes. Not really any style of beer- almost more like a strange Belgian Tripel than hefeweizen. Much too dense and sugary. No tequila presence.

beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
I was expecting to not like this since I am not a big tequila fan but the slight addition from the barrel and the hefeweizen really work well together. Two parts making a bigger whole. The banana tastes a little carmelized and there is a nice little kick to it.

foamyhead (16) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
I drank this at the brewery with 3 others. All of us are beer nerds and we had a mixed reaction to the beer. I absolutely love it, but it’s subtle and you have to go in with an open mind. Layers upon layers of flavors and aromas make this a wonderful beer to drink slowly and savor. This is more like a classic drama and less like an action film. One member of my group didn’t care for it much and let me finish his, though I had to fight for it because my girlfriend fell in love with it. He claimed it was without any distinctive flavor, a claim 3 of us dispute. The fourth member of the group claimed that the graininess of the wheat was overpowering the subtle tequila essence and that it should have spent more time in the barrel. My palate might nit be as developed as his, but I know one thing for sure. This is a delightful beer chalk full of surprises and lingering subtleties. I was still thinking about it this morning. Just might have to go back for another one today.

BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
On tap and into a snifter. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a white head that lasts. Aromas are a bit mellow, grainy, bready wheat characteristics, some honey, floral and vanilla notes. A bit spicy, very mild barrel. Some bubble gum and other esters. Muted hefe yeast esters and phenolics, not much barrel. Flavors of mild higher alcohols, grainy, wheat, bready. Light spicy barrel, floral honey. Honestly kind of bland. Lighter carbonation. A bit of a chalky character.

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