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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

73 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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ssteakley

Washington

3.24/5  rDev -10%

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.

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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


4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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


4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25%

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

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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


4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-15-2012 05:04:52 | More by kickerofelves
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EddieJoe

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-30-2012 23:24:09 | More by EddieJoe
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-25-2012 07:36:45 | More by shelby415
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-17-2012 16:17:46 | More by strongaf
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-09-2011 04:53:08 | More by Exiled
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draheim

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

22oz bottled (not bottling date) poured into a weizen glass.

Hazy yellow with a rich creamy head - good classic hefeweizen appearance.

Nose is banana, yeast, and spice. Really nice.

Taste is crisp and clean with a lot of banana, pepper and clove. A little more lemon too as I get closer to the yeasty bottom of the bottle.

Nice crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Overall this is a pretty good local interpretation of a German classic.

07-11-2011 02:54:59 | More by draheim
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flagmantho

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a weizen glass.

Appearance: rich golden color with almost no haze. Head is two fingers of creamy white foam. The way I see it, there is not nearly enough haze and not quite enough head to be commendable as a hefeweizen. That said, it wasn't a hideous-looking beer; just not really to-style.

Smell: aroma is grainy with a little bit of a wheat component. Not much estery complexity or creaminess. Really, not that great.

Taste: citrusy and sweet. There's a little banana flavor here, but it doesn't entice me much. Not bad compared to other American attempts at the style, but it is not super hefeweizeney.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with OK carbonation. Not enough carbonation to make a nice creamy hefeweizen, but it's not horrible or anything.

Drinkability: not much of an authentic hefeweizen, but it is an acceptably drinkable beer in general.

09-30-2010 03:03:22 | More by flagmantho
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Light and refreshing and very wheaty, without lot of the phenolic funk you'd expect from a true Hefeweizen. Really, this is a slightly edgy version of an American Wheat, and if you go into it expecting that, I think you'll enjoy this beer more.

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a big white fluffy head. The aroma is very wheaty with a kiss of honey. The taste follows through precisely, with a super mouthful of wheat, with that bready, breakfast cereal character, and a finish of sweet honey. There is a little fruit in here, but muted - apricot, perhaps, some white grape. There is relatively mild bitterness without a lot of obvious hop flavor. The mouthfeel is fairly slick.

09-01-2010 21:00:50 | More by Seanibus
El Jefe Weizen Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.