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A Slice Of Hefen - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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A Slice Of HefenA Slice Of Hefen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RattleheadKV2 on 06-18-2012)
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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-23-2014 05:30:05 | More by Beerandboards
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-20-2014 02:52:27 | More by BarrelAgedG
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, no canning date. Poured into a hefeweizen glass 7/18/2014.

A- Hazy straw yellow body, with a fairly thick white head that is short-lived, but you can see tons of carbonation rising up from within the beer to the surface, it's pretty much just like if the beer was in the primary. No lacing.

S- Banana, cloves, bread. Pretty much everything you expect from yeast. Pretty good smellin' hefe, as good as anyone can expect.

F- A bit of a letdown actually, up front it's fairly bland and the cloves and spices don't really kick in until you're past the halfway point. It gets a bit better as it warms up, but still, it's a bit of a letdown up front.

M- Medium bodied, just about right, and despite the lack of head, there is plenty of bubbles to be had on the mouthfeel. Just about what I would expect from a good hefe in terms of mouthfeel.

O- Smells great and feels great on the palate but the palate of the beer itself is missing something on the front end that I would find in a bottle of Weihenstephan. Now that stuff is magic. Still, this is a good hefeweizen that is better than the majority of the local Hefes I get here in Wisconsin.

Serving type: can

07-19-2014 02:43:27 | More by Stevedore
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-17-2014 19:08:47 | More by buckyp
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

07-14-2014 16:37:36 | More by Belittle
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Chico1985 for bringing this back from NM for me. Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier NP, MT. Full notes taken to my phone.

A- Murky wheat and yeast hazed golden peach orange body. White cap rises to two fingers with a frothy fizzy texture and decent retention. Small ring leaves spotty lacing.

S- Mostly yeast fruits like banana and apple esters with some lemon zest citrus tones and spice. Certainly some wheaty bread hints.

T- Spiciness picks up here and becomes more of a presence to balance the banana esters and lemon citrus. Notes of clove, pepper, apple, wheat crust, coriander and cereal grains.

MF- Highly carbonted light end body but the bubbles go down fairly smooth thanks to a silky, creamy texture. Finishes with a light spicy bitter feel.

I just had a good American Hefe by New Glarus but this one is one of the best USA produced examples of the style. Great balance of yeast slice, fruity esters and grains to produce a very smooth quaffable brew.

Serving type: can

07-14-2014 04:47:00 | More by cbutova
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Resuming the La Cumbre goodness, hefeweizen on a summer Sunday afternoon with lunch.

Appearance - Breakin' out the good ol Hard Rock Cafe weizen glass for this one. Beer is light orange colored with haze and some floaties. A tall white head slowly falls to a very thin ring.

Smell - Banana taffy, wheat, clove spice, bubblegum, vanilla yogurt?. Seems maybe a little on the cloying side of things, but pretty nice and fragrant.

Taste - Though not as intense as the nose, still prevalent banana and clove with some apple, herbal and grainy tones coming into play as well.

Mouthfeel - Good body with medium-low carbonation. Pretty drinkable and refreshing.

Overall - For an American hefe this is pretty good, nails a great banana/clove flavor for sure, though I would've liked more bread/yeast presence to balance it all out.

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 18:03:56 | More by Chico1985
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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A Slice Of Hefen from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.