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El Hefe Loco - Revolution Brewing Company

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El Hefe Loco
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 20.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our German-style hefeweizen is as traditional as it gets. The real star of the show is the Weihenstephan yeast strain we used to contribute aromas and flavors of banana, clove and lemon zest which hangs in suspension to give this ale its hazy appearance. The combination of all these wonderful ingredients yields a supremely thirst quenching beer that is both silky smooth and effervescent. Don't even think about using a lemon.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-08-2011)
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Reviews by Bayern1971:
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Bayern1971

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55%

09-15-2012 18:56:05 | More by Bayern1971
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -12.6%

Appearance: Outstanding white foam with a pretty orange color. Not a whole lot of carbonation.

Smell: Heavy on the bubblegum and citrus.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Some bubblegum and a hint of banana. No clove present. There is a lot of orange juice in this and it is way too acidic, as it kills all the yeastiness you want to have in this. The acidity kills the mouthfeel overall, although it is pretty decent at first.

Overall: Glorified Blue Moon.

08-12-2013 00:07:18 | More by tjsdomer2
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-07-2013 20:55:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-14-2014 19:42:25 | More by chrishiker1409
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emerge077

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev +10.8%

Draft at the brewery, quick review from notes. Thanks to Thomas for this one!

Cloudy opaque golden orange color, thin compact layer of foam on the surface that leaves behind a collar of lacing as the glass is sipped. Broken skim on the surface eventually.

Aroma is light, some yeasty clove and wheaty grainy notes.

Taste has lightly spicy clove elements from the yeast, and a smooth mouthfeel from the wheat and a sort of easygoing simplicity about it. Body could be a little more full and creamier, but it's easily drinkable. Just a bare bones Hefe, and there's nothing wrong with that.

06-26-2014 04:05:55 | More by emerge077
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-08-2013 16:55:24 | More by JohnnyChicago
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-19-2014 14:45:49 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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harrylee773

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

08-08-2013 17:25:30 | More by harrylee773
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-23-2014 15:25:15 | More by SocalKicks
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-15-2011 17:08:50 | More by cadaugherty
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clay23

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-22-2013 03:38:48 | More by clay23
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-14-2013 15:53:46 | More by thewimperoo
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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-22-2014 22:45:00 | More by SCZ
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carmike813

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

02-02-2014 19:11:10 | More by carmike813
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-15-2014 05:39:11 | More by Matthew607
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JakeMorgan13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.1%

08-14-2013 06:05:33 | More by JakeMorgan13
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -15.9%

On-tap at Revolution. Only ordered a taster of this one.

A - Well, it looks like a Hefeweizen. Quick-dissolving white foam settles to wispy patches of bubbles on top, a thick collar, and spotty lacing. Hazy white peach flesh body.

S - Unfortunately it does not smell like Hefeweizen, or at least not like the ones I like. There's an off-putting sweat and sulfur aroma mingling with phenolic yeast, and some standard hefe flavors well in the background.

T - Taste is thankfully better, without as much of the off flavors. That being said, it's somewhat dull, with grain, wheat, weizen yeast, and a hint of lemon. Minimal banana or clove present here, and an unpleasant sour mash sort of finish.

M - Dry, grainy, with zesty carbonation. Medium body, and a thankfully clean finish.

D - One of Revolution's rare misses. Either something went awry during the brewing or this recipe needs to be tossed out. With so many superior offerings at Revolution, I can't really recommend this one at all.

09-08-2011 21:35:38 | More by MasterSki
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Hellokmac


3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-26-2014 02:28:39 | More by Hellokmac
El Hefe Loco from Revolution Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.