He Ain't Heffe
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #357
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,550
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.3%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
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Straight To Ale
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  7
Gots
  15
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: 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!
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Reviews by OldManMetal:
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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)

Jan 06, 2017
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psmith161 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 11, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Poured a slightly hazy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of sweet wheat, banana and cloves. Good cracked wheat taste with banana and cloves.

Aug 24, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Oct 04, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cypress Street pub (ATL).
Hazy light amber with a decent but rather short-lived head.
Flavor features more malt and Moderate banana. Otherwise, true to style with some yeasty and spicy flavors.

Oct 01, 2014
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weazle1334 from Alabama

3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 01, 2016
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Reaper16 from Alabama

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served on-tap @Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a mason jar

Pours a pretty bright yellow color. It's hazy, of course. A nice, 1.5 fingers of sterling white head. It looks like a nice hefe.

The banana esters are quite strong in the nose of this beer. Banana and, like, hazelnut. Or something. Pretty nice. The spices are toned down relative to other hefeweizens. This reminds me of a blend of Paulaner and Weihenstephaner.

the flavor bears out that blended, in-between idea. It's a fruit-forward hefeweizen, but not overdone; not at the expense of balance. Lots of banana, wheat malt, hazelnut, and some slight notes of brown sugar. The cloves-laden spice bill takes a backseat, content to balance the esters and wheat flavor instead of demand equal attention. It's very good.

The mouthfeel is pretty full for the style: creamy but the carbonation isn't too sharp. It is filling, in a satisfying way.

Overall, this is one of the best American-brewed Hefeweizens I've had the pleasure of consuming. A wonderful beer for a humid Alabama summer. Straight to Ale continues to impress.

Aug 02, 2012
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bushwack from Alabama

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jul 17, 2016
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rooster1970 from Alabama

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 20, 2018
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mattjp03 from Alabama

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

May 13, 2016
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 09, 2016
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AgentMunky from New York

2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery.
Clear gold. Smells and tastes oddly sweet and syrupy; but there's a whiff of wheat yeast on the endtaste. Clean, but a bit meh. Some fruit.

Jul 09, 2015
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sommersb from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Aug 07, 2012
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bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 30, 2018
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DocAJ from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jul 03, 2013
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benloho from Utah

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jun 29, 2014
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3/5  rDev -18%
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.

Jan 12, 2017
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HopJack from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jun 27, 2013
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justinm4bama from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 30, 2016
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Justinbshelton from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jan 22, 2014
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Gus_13 from Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jun 10, 2014
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Maegodfrey14

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Aug 02, 2012
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Mojo from Alabama

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Apr 23, 2016
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richj1970 from Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 18, 2015
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Book from Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Mar 30, 2014
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 64 ratings