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El Hefe Speaks - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 1
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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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-22-2013 02:16:03 | More by damngoode
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2013 15:19:15 | More by tabascosigned
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2013 00:56:00 | More by Camjmorton
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gabrielsyme

Virginia

2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: can

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

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-14-2013 13:36:51 | More by ShanePB
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California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2013 03:42:05 | More by GRG1313
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-10-2013 01:47:41 | More by Zonian1
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Calleri55

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-08-2013 23:52:35 | More by Calleri55
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TallSaint

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-07-2013 21:21:08 | More by TallSaint
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mjh0527

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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brentk56

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy honey amber sheen; the creamy head leaves a nice webbing of lace behind

Smell: Vague elements of banana and wheat with a twist of spicy rye

Taste: Banana and wheat, up front, with a spicy rye twist in the middle; the flavors flatten out in the finish, which is a bit of a demerit

Mouthfeel: Rather thin and watery, lacking the creamy body I like in the style; moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit of a half a hefe; starts out interesting but the finish and mouthfeel are lacking

Serving type: on-tap

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South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy straw/orange juice color, head is 1+ finger airy head, bubbles are huge, retention is poor lacing slides down the glass quickly. Color of beer itself is appealing but the head leaves a lot to be desired. Constant carbonation travels to the middle of the service all the way until I finish the brew.

S - Really nice. Lots of banana, clove, lemonish citrus, wheat, and bready aroma.

T - Tons of banana up front, which I dig. Banana and clove spices transition into a nice kick of lemon zest/fruity esters and a nice soft but well pronounced tart funkiness at the finish.

M - Well carbonated, medium bodied/thickish relative to the style, which I quite like. Quite drinkable but not as much so as most hefe's I've had.

O - Hate the look. Smell and taste is more pronounced than other hefe's which I really like. Mouthfeel is a bit thick for what it is, which I kind of like but that the same time it kind of defeats the purpose of a hefe. Don't regret drinking it, and would maybe pick it up if I had to pick up a 6er of hefe - hefes arent really my thing but if i want more flavor but am stuck with a hefe this isnt bad.

Serving type: can

06-28-2013 02:33:30 | More by MacQ32
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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fitz284

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can date on the beer is 06/07 and poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with one inch of bright white head. My can seemed fairly carbonated but the head dissipated after a few minutes.

S - Smells of oranges, spices, citrus hops with a strong presence of banana.

T - A little disappointed here vs the tap I recently drank. Again the strong presence of bananas but the can doesn't seem to have the punch the on tap has.

M - Light body with a tingle of carbonation. Very easy to drink. A perfect hot day summer beer.

O - This will be my new goto canned DC brau if I can find it. A very refreshing summertime beer. My GF, who typically hates Hefe's, loves this.

Serving type: can

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El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.