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El Hefe Negro - Surly Brewing Company

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El Hefe Negro
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87
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MattyG85 on 10-15-2013)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2013 23:42:14 | More by nmann08
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-13-2013 03:48:12 | More by XmnwildX12
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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.

04-04-2014 00:39:56 | More by mothman
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-26-2013 16:54:55 | More by Gonzoillini
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-17-2014 04:21:30 | More by mattmarka1
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jegross2

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-13-2014 05:05:46 | More by jegross2
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gatornation

Minnesota

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

11-23-2013 18:35:02 | More by gatornation
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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.

10-15-2013 05:34:31 | More by MattyG85
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-23-2013 18:54:40 | More by richkrull
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-26-2013 22:09:59 | More by hardy008
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-30-2013 00:03:11 | More by Stevedore
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-18-2013 03:49:02 | More by herman77
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-12-2013 21:25:18 | More by mmulebarn
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-02-2014 22:41:36 | More by Mdog
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-01-2014 04:33:03 | More by DaftPatrick
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2014 18:00:25 | More by MNBeerGeek
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-13-2014 06:25:12 | More by oso
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-15-2013 05:16:03 | More by millelacsmark
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-18-2014 02:07:56 | More by PappyVans
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-18-2014 05:43:07 | More by stealth
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

10-28-2013 22:59:59 | More by jarrgal
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

11-16-2013 02:29:13 | More by fuzzcherry
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-14-2013 03:49:04 | More by MNBeer1017
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-27-2013 22:23:42 | More by Jeffrey2310
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El Hefe Negro from Surly Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.