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

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El Jefe Weizen AleEl Jefe Weizen Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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)
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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ssteakley
3.24/5  rDev -10%
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.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of 1234Jack
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Jak82
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of brendaniel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jnoelani
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of dnorton222
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of DeMaria
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jmccraney
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of hreb
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of kickerofelves
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of EddieJoe
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

El Jefe Weizen Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.