Honcho Hefe | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States
motherearthbrewco.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SocalKicks on 06-27-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
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1
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3
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 37
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Photo of joeyjoey104
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trocketsauced
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kirbyderby
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PawG
4.26/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BeerStud187
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look, hefe's are generally not great beers, but this was decent for the style. Trended towards spicy/clove finish over banana/lemon/citrus. Nice hefe. Light, clean, crisp, with a spice kick/finish. Decent offering.

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Photo of wulfie85
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrojanRBWife
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.39/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Can from ABV.

Um, no. This isn't a hefeweizen. Not even close. A clear amber with a dense, white head, this looks OK. The nose is a rather boring blend of stale wheat and paint. There's no banana or spice notes here, except maybe for a smell that makes me think of rotten bananas that have been burnt. The palate is similarly awful. Slick and slimy with a metallic flavor, this is disappointing. Moderately sweet as well, there's nothing remotely hefeweizen like here.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mild and aromatic sort of wheat beer. A pleasant quaff with lighter flavors than the usual fruit and clove bombs. Tangy and slightly spicy. Mellow and smooth down the throat.

Maybe this is a better version of the Hefeweizen for quaffing, but it has to compete with so many lucious German style brews. But lets call it a southern calif hefe. On tap at Panama 66 in Balboa Park.

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Photo of SuperMario
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRISHFAN951
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Mitzvahman72
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

With a bright, opaque straw color, has a mild yet refreshing grain malt with light fruits in the aroma and taste. A good midrange Hefeweizen with the Hefeweizen from Santa Fe Brewing Company. After that, I highly recommend the Hefewiezen from Karl Strauss and La Cumbre’s A Slice of Hefen.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%

On tap at Whole Foods in Venice, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange-yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, fruit, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the aromas and flavors on this one are pretty subtle to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A hefeweizen paired with warm winner always wins, right? Combining that with a casino theme on the can's label and I think I had found a true winner. On to the beer:

Sparking bubbles run through the body of this slightly cloudy blonde beer. On top rests two finger's worth of head, which leaves spotty lace around. The beer smells like a watery hefeweizen. The nutty, spicy, and banana characters are there, but light in character. In fact, I was thinking of the watery character as I drank it. The beer has a decent taste, bringing a modest note of esters, banana, and a kiss of spice. Not intense, and it rides in a light and watery body.

The end result ends up as mediocre.

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3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricecracker420
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ihazabucket7
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good hefe. Light body, great smell, taste was not to heavy but just right for a hot summer day; light and refreshing. Can looked awesome. Poured into a pint glass, heavy head, great tasting!

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Photo of fox227
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsoneff
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color, slightly more hops than most Hefe's, really good wheat beer to pair with food. As far as domestically produced what beers go, this is one of my favorites.

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Honcho Hefe from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.49 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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