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El Hefe Speaks - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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Swift989

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -44.9%

01-26-2014 06:09:49 | More by Swift989
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.9%

08-04-2013 16:24:34 | More by spoonhawk
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cysiam

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -44.9%

07-23-2014 10:19:06 | More by cysiam
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -28.7%

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with a frothy, two finger white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very light colored for the style and possibly over carbonated. The pillowy white head takes forever to finally settle leaving chunks of soapy lacing behind.

Spicy aroma with a strong peppery clove presence that's followed by earthy hops, bready yeast, malted wheat and ain't light fruit. The clove character dominates the nose and overpowers most of the other wheat beer notes. Underneath, there are some stale, soil-y hops, bread, bubblegum, banana and apple. No citrus character or much else of interest in the nose. Other than the clove, the aroma is kind of bland.

Light bodied and a bit more interesting than the nose suggests but still somewhat pedestrian. Some dry, earthy clove and zesty citrus rind countered by bread, wheat and banana. Finishes with earthy hop bitterness that is fresher and more flavorful than the hop presence in the nose hinted at. The citrus character which was missing in the aroma shows up strong in the flavor with slightly tart lemon juice and zesty lemon pith. The flavor and mouthfeel fall off mid-palate resulting in a watered down, mediocre beer. Very easy to drink but not all that interesting.

12-01-2013 08:06:12 | More by corby112
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mjh0527

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-07-2013 19:13:09 | More by mjh0527
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st9647v3

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-15-2013 01:20:21 | More by st9647v3
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JoeyCc0922

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-13-2014 23:34:55 | More by JoeyCc0922
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

2.81/5  rDev -22.6%

A: Nice hazy color with the right amount of lacing. Unfortunately, the appearance is the best part of this beer.

S: Slightly fruity smell, nothing too prominent.

T: A little bit of spice followed by some lager-y sulfur taste.

M: Very smooth and clean, well carbonated.

O: Average.

07-15-2013 19:29:19 | More by gabrielsyme
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-10-2013 01:47:41 | More by Zonian1
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-18-2013 21:42:53 | More by apasternak
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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-11-2013 22:14:13 | More by dharmabum1102
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themind

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-20-2013 02:09:40 | More by themind
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-26-2014 17:56:58 | More by michaelfcasey
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Geech

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-26-2014 18:56:48 | More by Geech
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-01-2013 01:31:58 | More by ldhughes3
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-09-2014 12:07:30 | More by Kyrojack
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flexabull

California

3.19/5  rDev -12.1%

Can courtesy of joshdykema, thanks again!

Pours a bright and slightly hazy gold color with a very nice white head. Looks pretty good, but I like Hefeweizens to be cloudy.

Aromas are spicy, with notes of cloves, light lemon, and yeast.

Taste is light, slightly spicy, with some yeast, clothes, and mild lemon zest. It's a decent tasted beer, but the flavors are suble and muted.

Mouthfeel is thin, and almost a bit watery.

Overall, a decent but flawed hefe. This beer need some tweaking to be good.

10-26-2013 07:00:43 | More by flexabull
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macesq

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2014 05:17:16 | More by macesq
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-21-2014 22:07:46 | More by CraigTravor
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-21-2013 04:18:43 | More by yuenglingade
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fritzparker

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-02-2014 22:18:00 | More by fritzparker
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-11-2013 22:05:48 | More by Dave_Treat
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-27-2013 23:45:03 | More by dugly2ugly
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damngoode

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-22-2013 02:16:03 | More by damngoode
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-18-2013 20:37:52 | More by sendbeer
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El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.