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El Heffe - Pearl Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of vette2006c5r
3/5  rDev -9.6%

El Heffe pours a cloudy bright yellow color with no head. There is a creamy wheat aroma, with hints of smoked meat. The taste is creamy, but big hints of smoked beef. Good body, okay carbonation. Overall it's a very funky, chewy and meaty hefe.

vette2006c5r, Saturday at 10:24 PM
Photo of SirTerryScott
4/5  rDev +20.5%

SirTerryScott, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

assman79, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

kalebharris, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mkf629, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to dislodge the yeast from the bottom of the bottle so this beer may have sat around for awhile. No date on bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a little over a finger of head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Good wheat aroma however the yeast esters a little muted. I do pick up the customary banana and clove aspects, just not enough.

Nice wheat, clove, and banana flavor but there is a little astringency that is slightly off putting and unusual in a hefeweizen. Sort of a metallic finish.

Light body with good carbonation that results in a chewy mouthfeel.

Not going to rival the greats, but for a economical priced beer, it is more than sufficient.

morimech, Jun 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

sparx1100, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

Greggy, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Sconi_tom, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Riik3, Mar 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

mfl620ks, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

sgttibbs, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

yankinwis, Jun 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39.8%

jreindl, Apr 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy golden. Head is two fingers and white. Good retention with some lacing.
S- Aroma is bready, some banana, and a bit of spice.
T- Light in flavor but what's there is high quality. Banana is pretty big on the tongue. Fairly bready for a hefe. A touch of spice.
M- Too thin. A bit watery and undercarbed.
O- It has good flavors and aromas, but the body is a bit underwhelming. Easy drinking and worth trying, but not outstanding.

jsprain1, Sep 08, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

FritzSteinhoff, Sep 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Kunstman, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

NEDmiller, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-pale amber colored with about 1 finger head that fades quickly

S-slight banana and clove smell but not much

T-even lighter banana and clove than the smell and a grainy aftertaste from the wheat

M-pretty thin and watery

O-not terrible but really not the best either

tvv375ia, Apr 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

Localdrinklax, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

wiscokid920, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Fr0stb1te, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.
Small capped bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Picked up this one to complete a variety six pack, and it was a lot better than expected.
Had this on a very hot day, which always helps a hefeweizen.
Light, somewhat hazy golden, good off white head, but not as voluminous or long lasting as some of the best in the style.
There were some slightly unusual notes, but overall, very refreshing, easy to drink, and flavorful.
Aroma and flavor, for the most part, include wheat notes, bread, banana, cloves, candy, citric fruits.
Certainly not the best out there, but if you find it fresh, well worthwhile.

brdc, Jul 30, 2010
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El Heffe from Pearl Street Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.