dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Looks the part but drinks more like a wheat ale than a hefe. Some wheat but have to use your imagination to get much banana or clove. Joshua0317 (30) - Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2017
Overall not bad. My gripe with this beer is it is too bland. There is cloves and subtle banana but notthe punch I want Carb level is good and bubbly. I would buy again if there was no other hefe around. drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Appearance’s a hazy, dull amber with a very short lived head and no lace. Aroma’s not bad with traditional banana/ clove characteristics. Flavor’s like nose, though a bit shallow. Body’s on the thin side. Ok beer, but not my fav Pearl Street. JK (6342) - 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. weihenweizen (4203) - Charleston, 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.
islay (3114) - 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. esjaygee (3902) - 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. 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". 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 nuplastikk (6508) - 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.