He Ain't Heffe | Straight To Ale

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
He Ain’t Heffe is our take on the traditional German hefeweizen. An unfiltered wheat beer, it has a big nose full of banana and clove, a light and fruity flavor and a very small hop profile. Sweet and refreshing… a great lawnmower beer!

Added by Reaper16 on 08-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.15%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bigedal60
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy light orange color, very thin off white head, very little lacing

S: Lots of banana, bubble gum

T: Sweet malts, banana, bubble gum, the bready wheat malts, after taste is a light banana flavor

M: Light to medium

O: A great tasting hefeweizen. The head retention was a little off but all the other measurables were there.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried a can of this at Oudette's in Florence, Alabama. It poured a hazy orangish with thin white head that did not leave any lace. The scent was faint hints of clove and banana. The taste was weak for a heffe. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's ok....average at best.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This rocket-town Hefeweizen pours to a thin, brief-lived pebbly white head on a very slightly hazy, quiescent deep-gold body; lacing manifests as very sparse spots and arcs. The nose is medium in intensity: a nice blend of well-expressed apple and yeast with a more subtle wheat character, and hints of citrus and of banana/clove spice; very slight alcohol overtones ride aloft. The palate is tartish caramel apple— a very full, well-expressed apple flavor, as on the nose— with hints of spice and citrus, all over a largely obscured muddy wheat foundation. The finish is a modest hit of tartish, caramelly wheat; the linger is a very mild tartish spiced apple flavor that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is commensurate with the light body, and the texture is slightly creamy and faintly peppery from the underexpressed carbonation. (12 oz can, 138 days after pkg)

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy appearance of a lighter shade of gold. Attractive white cap that quickly dissipates.

An aroma of light citrus with clove, banana and wheat malt seasoned with a hint of spice.

Taste is simple but solid, straight down the middle of the road with a little tartness all the way. Banana and clove apparent on entry with wheat becoming stronger mid palate and prominent in the finish/aftertaste. There is little hop presence but enough there to balance the rest.

Light medium texture.

A good solid effort without any flashes or flourishes, just simple stuff that does it's job a bit better than average. Good flavor that should enjoy a wide appeal. Not the equal of a sophisticated German Hefe but relatively unflawed and certainly nothing to complain about.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear deep golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate brassy highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of banana + clove with light aromas of wheat malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of banana and light flavors of clove. No discernible flavor of hops and only a light hint of bitterness which fades away pretty cleanly leaving a light lingering flavor of banana.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing with decent banana + clove yeast flavors and aromas. Nothing special but very drinkable.

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Photo of weazle1334
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours mostly clear yellowish color very small white head from an aggressive pour, no lacing.

Smell - Banana, clove, yeast, typical nothing stands out.

Taste - More of the same but much weaker, banana and clove, little bit of cinnamon. I was pretty surprised this is very watered down not much flavor.

Feel - Light just kind of bland

Overall - Not a big fan of this probably will not try it again.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chimayman79
4.74/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fantastic hefeweizen with a thicker body and littlw spices added to the taste. Overall a fantastic beer. Straight to ale never lets me down

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Photo of bushwack
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is AWESOME! Between the aroma and flavor of banana and spice from the German yeast to the delectable, lively mouthfeel, I really can't decide what I like most about this beer, but there is certainly nothing to gripe about.

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Photo of AraBama
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had poured from a very cold can into a chilled mug.A least two fingers of white head with a little bit of lacing. Interesting smell took a while to figure it out but smells like a banana sandwich . Good smooth taste and feel but like most heffe's not real strong flavor other than the banana . Overall good beer for a hot day.

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Photo of mattjp03
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had poured from 12-oz. can into Weizen glass. All of the Hefeweizen elements are present, but this 5.00 ABV beer is a bit rough around the edges. Great can.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmv0009
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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He Ain't Heffe from Straight To Ale
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