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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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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-18-2013 20:37:52 | More by sendbeer
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Liz8646

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-14-2013 20:32:11 | More by Liz8646
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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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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%

Not a bad hefe. Has all of the right touches, just not that pronounced or memorable. Pours the right hazy straw gold color with a delicately bubbly white head. More lacing than many of the hefes I have had. Aroma has some cloves, bananas and other spices, just not as robust as I would have liked.

Flavor is pretty godd, but once again, pretty subdued. I like a more astringent, spicy hefe flavor.

Mouthfeel is just right, a little bite in an overall crisp and smooth beer.

A good, well priced averagy hefeweizen. Just right for a warm day. There are better, just as easily available ones out there. Having it in a can is a bonus.

08-10-2013 17:13:54 | More by JayQue
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2013 01:20:39 | More by Hanzo
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-06-2013 00:18:38 | More by pmarlowe
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-05-2013 00:22:54 | More by Jeffrey2310
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -44.9%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2013 15:19:15 | More by tabascosigned
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-16-2013 15:27:35 | More by JMUbrewz
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Camjmorton

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%

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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-14-2013 13:36:51 | More by ShanePB
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2013 03:42:05 | More by GRG1313
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Zonian1

Ohio

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%

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

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2013 15:49:37 | More by starrdogg
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-04-2013 23:34:22 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%

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

07-02-2013 21:40:04 | More by brentk56
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2013 01:34:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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fields336

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-29-2013 00:10:48 | More by fields336
El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.