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El Hefe Speaks - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
El Hefe Speaks! is a traditionally brewed German-style Hefe. It is fermented around 65°F and hopped with German Tettnang hops. 11 IBUs and 5.3% ABV make this one extremely drinkable. If you think it speaks to you as well, definitely try a glass... because it will be gone before you can say "sweater weather". “We’re tremendously excited to bring this specialty brew to the District,” said DC Brau Co-Founder and CEO, Brandon Skall, “Working with other local brewers on this project has made presenting the final product even better.” The beer was brewed at DC Brau in early August. “El Hefe Speaks” uses the Weihenstephaner yeast strain, a classic, popular German wheat beer strain used worldwide.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 08-27-2011)
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

My local, frequent in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!

From the CAN: “Limited-Release German-Style Wheat Beer”; “About ‘El Hefe Speaks’ [:] This traditionally brewed German-style wheat is our collaboration with Chris Frashier and John “Solly” Solomon, who are both well known for their delicious brewing work in the Washington DC area[.]”; “Please Recycle – Pack In, Pack Out”; “Serve in a Tulip, Goblet or Enjoy from the CAN[.]”

The CAN spoke to me in the form of a loud Crack! I decided to speak back in the form of an inverted Glug, which resulted in both a pseudo-cascade and the formation of two-plus fingers of bubbly, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention. Nose was heavy on the banana esters, filling my kitchen with a banana bread-like smell. Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Dense lacing began to line the glass as the head fell. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. The taste, while quite banana-like, was also balanced by a pleasant clove spiciness. I frequently rail against hefeweizens due to their (usually) banana heavy esters when I know how to make one that could be clove-forward, which is what I prefer. This was quite good! I may never be a big fan of the style, but I do like to note when I find an example that I find drinkable.

woodychandler, Sep 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Vogt52, Saturday at 10:53 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

Dominic_Decoco, Nov 10, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%

reefa, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Moses_Malone, Nov 09, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

MEO89, Nov 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

cj8311, Nov 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: murky orange, barely passes light, scant head forming ring
S: must, orange
T: musty clove, orange, metallic aftertaste with bubblegum
M: medium-bodied, carbonated tang
O: unimpressive, almost a farmhouse hefe

RandomExile, Oct 26, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +3%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

oline73, Oct 14, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

jbaker67, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

chadwicktorres, Sep 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Pours a mostly clear bold body with a tight frothy white head. Nice lacing and retention.

Nice hefe flavors of yeast, light banana, and citrus. A tad flat in the flavor compared to some better German offerings.

MrIncognito, Sep 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

brpendergast85, Sep 07, 2014
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El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.