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El Hefe Negro - Surly Brewing Company

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El Hefe Negro
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very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MattyG85 on 10-15-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

nmann08, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%

I have had this a few times and always enjoy it.

Color is darker than a traditional hefe, which makes sense because of the name.

Flavors of caramel, wheat, chocolate, cloves, and bananas. Basically a hefe meets a brown ale. Some bubblegum flavors as well.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall, fun take on the style. I'd easily drink this again.

mothman, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Gonzoillini, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

jegross2, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

On tap at Muddy Waters in Minneapolis, MN. Served in a standard shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a dark brownish black with a hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of light tan head that quickly fades into a creamy patch. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity and dark wheat driven aroma with sweet malt and spices. Upfront wheat presence along with roasted malt. Hints of Hefeweizen yeast, straw, chocolate, caramel, toffee, grains, and biscuit. Sweet hints of sugar. Huge aroma of fresh bananas and bubblegum. Hints of clove spice as well as some cinnamon and coriander. Hop presence is pretty light. A pretty good yeasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a good yeast and wheat driven taste with notes of fruit, dark malt, and spice. Upfront presence of wheat and Hefeweizen yeast with notes of straw, grains, and biscuit. Dark roasted malt with notes of sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee, and nuts along with some sugar. Big taste of ripe bananas and bubblegum. Subtle spice mix of clove, cinnamon, and coriander. Light presence of hops in the background. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth.

Overall: A very good and interesting twist on a Dunkelweizen. Very good Hef like presence of bananas and bubblegum with a nice sweet presence of chocolate.

MattyG85, Oct 15, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%

A- dark brown color with a whispy tan head that settles to a fresh collar
S- hints of toffee ,chocolate wheat light fruits and clove
T- very good hefe characteristics of wheat fruit gum and clove with chocolate and toffee
M- creamy smooth with moderate carbonation
O- tasty and silky really enjoyed this

gatornation, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

richkrull, Nov 23, 2013
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Stevedore, Nov 30, 2013
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hardy008, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

herman77, Nov 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

mmulebarn, Nov 12, 2013
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Mdog, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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jarrgal, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

csmartin6, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

fuzzcherry, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

MNBeer1017, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Jeffrey2310, Oct 27, 2013
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El Hefe Negro from Surly Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.