He Ain't Heffe | Straight To Ale

He Ain't HeffeHe Ain't Heffe
53 Ratings
He Ain't HeffeHe Ain't Heffe

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Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States

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

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of chimayman79
4.74/5  rDev +30.2%
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 Reaper16
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of DeanCHS1980
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of sommersb
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Book
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jmv0009
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmoraymond
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Sungal
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Nice, smooth beer with a mild surprise at the end.

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Photo of JuliusPepperwood
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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 JohnBradSC
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
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 OldManMetal
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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 AraBama
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
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 dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
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 richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BadmouthBrews
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Out of Growler from The Filling Station in Nashville,TN (day of growler fill)

Bright golden yellow color with minimal quick dissolving head, aroma of slight bananas and wheat malt. Tastes pretty good, you can taste the banana and a little nuttiness. This is a pretty good Hefeweizen, but not a very good example of one. There are much better ones out there, but it is always good to try different breweries takes on an iconic style of brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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