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

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BA SCORE
82
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 77
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 jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

foxyaardvark27, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Zach122, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

abeeronthebeach, Oct 04, 2013
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.

ssteakley, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

kscaldef, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Hopmodium, May 31, 2013
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.

1234Jack, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MacStinson, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Braz, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Jak82, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

brendaniel, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

twelveinches, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

jnoelani, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

sgttibbs, Aug 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

dnorton222, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of DeMaria
4/5  rDev +11.1%

DeMaria, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

jmccraney, Jun 23, 2012
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.

hreb, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

kickerofelves, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

EddieJoe, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
El Jefe Weizen Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.