El Hefe Speaks - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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