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El Jefe Weizen Ale - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

El Jefe Weizen AleEl Jefe Weizen Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%


Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cvschaller on 03-12-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gusler:
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Gusler

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after decanting the 22-ounce bottle pours a cloudy amber color with a prestigious creamy white head that settles leaving the lace to form a solid sheet on the glass. Nose is earthy, sweet with wheat, citrus like crispness, spicy, start is pleasantly sweet, decent grain profile; just a light touch of bitterness at the back, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish has a mild to medium acidity, the hops understated but present and accounted for, sweetness carries on until the end, fairly dry, and a nice clean and refreshing beer to start off a Sunday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 20:15:58 | More by Gusler
More User Reviews:
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Eighty

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-24-2014 22:07:30 | More by Eighty
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a bright hazy golden color with white soapy head that dissipated instantly and left no lace.

S- Pretty traditional aroma of bubblegum, clove, and banana. Although not a very strong aroma.

T- Big bubblegum notes, banana, and clove. Pretty balances and traditional flavor profile.

M- Light bodied, prickly carbonation, and a slightly watery finish.

O- A very traditional tasting hefeweizen that does not differentiate itself much from others in the style. A little more body and aroma would have been nice, but a nice easy drinking beer.

Serving type: growler

01-27-2014 09:09:33 | More by Hoptometrist
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-24-2013 17:17:59 | More by jaydoc
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 06:19:24 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-31-2013 19:29:54 | More by Zach122
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-04-2013 02:12:59 | More by abeeronthebeach
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ssteakley

Washington

3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Whoa! , First taste and I though mighty German but the finish was weak. It did remind me of a fine German Weizen I had several years ago introduced by a German Soccer player. A summer weizen perhaps, not sure where El Jefe is perhaps in Argentina?, No this one somehow is in the PNW.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 03:46:58 | More by ssteakley
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-13-2013 18:06:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-03-2013 17:13:47 | More by kscaldef
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-31-2013 02:20:38 | More by Hopmodium
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1234Jack


4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell out of bottle is primarily malty with subtle hops.

Nice yeasty, unfiltered look. Head that settles but never dies, floats on top.

Nice milky first feel, malty but zesty citric taste, but not too overpowering or too sour. Not too bitter.

Smell out of glass is more lemony.

Even though it's winter time now, I can tell this would be a spectacular summertime beer.

Subtle apple, but smooth and no bad aftertastes.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 08:28:50 | More by 1234Jack
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2012 03:55:22 | More by NickThePyro
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2012 05:08:06 | More by MacStinson
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-03-2012 16:44:26 | More by Braz
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Jak82


4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-08-2012 06:15:04 | More by Jak82
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-09-2012 00:33:59 | More by brendaniel
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-21-2012 05:50:04 | More by twelveinches
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jnoelani

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-16-2012 06:59:14 | More by jnoelani
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sgttibbs

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

08-15-2012 13:27:43 | More by sgttibbs
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dnorton222

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

07-26-2012 04:22:20 | More by dnorton222
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DeMaria


4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-20-2012 02:09:53 | More by DeMaria
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jmccraney

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-23-2012 04:38:21 | More by jmccraney
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hreb

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pale yellow and fairly hazy. Medium thick white head forms nicely.

Traditional yeasty citrus-wheat aroma. Big bubbles float up through the beer.

Flavor is dead on for an American/German-style hefeweiss. Very lemony/citrusy. Good wheat flavor, not just for show, and fresh. Moderate bitterness. A good bit of clove. The only fault I can find with this beer is that the lemon flavor is a little strong...I wonder if there's something added.

I should note that my bottle had a bunch of sediment firmly in the bottom -- agitating it produced a much cloudier pour with no damage to the flavor, while reducing the carbonation nicely.

Having moved to Seattle from Boston this could totally challenge UFO as my every day drinking hefeweiss.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:27:28 | More by hreb
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kickerofelves

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-15-2012 05:04:52 | More by kickerofelves
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El Jefe Weizen Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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