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Honcho Hefe - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 28
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 20.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SocalKicks on 06-27-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 28
Photo of jsoneff
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color, slightly more hops than most Hefe's, really good wheat beer to pair with food. As far as domestically produced what beers go, this is one of my favorites.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

With a bright, opaque straw color, has a mild yet refreshing grain malt with light fruits in the aroma and taste. A good midrange Hefeweizen with the Hefeweizen from Santa Fe Brewing Company. After that, I highly recommend the Hefewiezen from Karl Strauss and La Cumbre’s A Slice of Hefen.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Mother Earth in Vista. Very cloudy and heavy looking in the glass. Has the usual Hefe aromas/flavors, but just a bit too light on the nose and taste. Having had SN Kellerweis the day before, I couldn't help but compare the two. This just seemed a bit weaker to me overall, however, still a decent beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A hefeweizen paired with warm winner always wins, right? Combining that with a casino theme on the can's label and I think I had found a true winner. On to the beer:

Sparking bubbles run through the body of this slightly cloudy blonde beer. On top rests two finger's worth of head, which leaves spotty lace around. The beer smells like a watery hefeweizen. The nutty, spicy, and banana characters are there, but light in character. In fact, I was thinking of the watery character as I drank it. The beer has a decent taste, bringing a modest note of esters, banana, and a kiss of spice. Not intense, and it rides in a light and watery body.

The end result ends up as mediocre.

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Photo of ihazabucket7
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good hefe. Light body, great smell, taste was not to heavy but just right for a hot summer day; light and refreshing. Can looked awesome. Poured into a pint glass, heavy head, great tasting!

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Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mild and aromatic sort of wheat beer. A pleasant quaff with lighter flavors than the usual fruit and clove bombs. Tangy and slightly spicy. Mellow and smooth down the throat.

Maybe this is a better version of the Hefeweizen for quaffing, but it has to compete with so many lucious German style brews. But lets call it a southern calif hefe. On tap at Panama 66 in Balboa Park.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

On tap at Whole Foods in Venice, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, fruit, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the aromas and flavors on this one are pretty subtle to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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Honcho Hefe from Mother Earth Brew Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.