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El Hefe Speaks - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
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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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-22-2013 02:04:11 | More by mcsauter82
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-21-2013 02:44:21 | More by BeerForMuscle
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-14-2013 20:54:34 | More by djrn2
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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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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 23:17:51 | More by Chugs13
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-23-2013 19:04:13 | More by BARFLYB
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-18-2013 21:10:11 | More by bbrown12
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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-13-2013 03:36:32 | More by ethanmc12
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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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themind

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-17-2013 19:33:03 | More by kasubot
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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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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-13-2013 13:12:14 | More by robwestcott
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Organic_Sam

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +24%

10-10-2013 17:56:05 | More by Organic_Sam
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cw13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-07-2013 15:30:07 | More by cw13
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notchucknorris

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-02-2013 22:46:40 | More by notchucknorris
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

12 oz. purchased in DuPont Circle, NW D.C., poured into a 10 oz. DFH glass, drank 10/1/13 over a half-hour.

A: 2/3 - yellow-to-golden coloration, slightly more clarity than other hefeweissbiers but still cannot see or read through, huge 3-4 finger head on first pour that settled into a rock frothy white head; moderate-to-high carbonation; no alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - lots of class hefe flavors pouring out...curaco orange peel, cardammon, coriander et al.

T: 14/20 - as expected from the nose, there are some classic hefe flavors to be detected here too...lots of wheat malt and spicy hops; slightly lingering aftertaste is exceptionally refreshing and, as crazy as it may sound, makes me long for the dog days of Summer in D.C. for a thirst quencher

M: 4/5 - light-bodied and high carbonation = refreshing; very pleasant

O: 7/10 - not crazy about the style, especially when I have brewed homebrew examples that supercedes this offering, but it's pleasant, refreshing and welcomes the Boys of Summer as much as Aidan Moffat croning away live

TOTAL = 37/50

10-01-2013 08:39:36 | More by MNishCT77
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-01-2013 01:31:58 | More by ldhughes3
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +24%

09-29-2013 06:23:59 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-27-2013 23:26:01 | More by tgatort
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-24-2013 12:43:11 | More by abkayak
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-18-2013 21:42:53 | More by apasternak
El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.