El Hefe | No Label Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company
Texas, United States
nolabelbrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by champ103 on 05-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
182
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
17.44%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Jessesmoothshaft
1.29/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This "heffenweis" taste as if they took a crap lager and bottled it with cheap banana candy. I make heffenweis beers and my esters and phenols are created during primary open fermentation, this was contrived as if they literally put cheap banana candy in it. I was so dissapointed with this one, i work hard and craft my beers to be enjoyed by a large community of friends, where does this brewery get off putting this dreck in the market.

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Photo of Pug
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of southpass1756
4.01/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myotus
3.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a weizen glass. Pours with a quarter finger of white foam that maintains. Mild bubbles. Golden in color with no murkiness (looks like an adjunct lager). Smells like an adjunct lager (cereal malts instead of wheat ones) with very mild clove and banana aromas and a hint of hops. Initial taste is mild with clove and banana flavors. Wheat malts previously undetected by nose suddenly enter the taste palate as clove and banana flavors persist. That infamous chemical flavor common to all adjunct lagers mildly strikes in the aftertaste as all other flavors except cloves disappear from the palate. Mouthfeel is medium and crisp with mild carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This is an extremely disappointing beer. I never thought that a hefeweizen could taste so average. It honestly tastes as if someone took a good hefeweizen then mixed it with a Budweiser.

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Photo of jera1350
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.27/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The banana and clove is very forward in this delicious Texas version hefe.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickthom24
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of joop45
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Massive, coarse white head, with excellent retention, surmounts a moderately hazy golden body. Thick, glass-coating lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Lots of cloves, wheat, and yeast aromas, bubblegum and banana are very understated, to the point of nearly being absent.

Taste: Opens with solid wheat malt. There is a bit of banana flavor from the yeast and some earthiness, although not much of either. The cloves come across a bit better, but still to subtle for the style. I did not note any bubble gum whatsoever. Finishes with a mild, lingering clove note and some grassy hops.

Mouth feel: Full, very smooth and soft.

Drinkability/notes: Seems more like an American Wheat than a Hefeweizen, although to judge by reviews, El Hefe can vary significantly from batch to batch.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Whoshotmrburns
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of E-McFarden
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

You'd be hard pressed to get any head pouring this one from a skyscraper. Chuck norris has more lace in his closet than this beer has. Pale gold in color, dried fruit and biscuity aromas. Not bad

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Photo of RanchHand
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.01/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbtxslim
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRPBoulevard
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tkdcommando
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.45/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No Label Hefe Weizen has an unusually narrow, white head, a very hazy, yellow-gold appearance, with a descending gray-yellow cloud, some bubble streams, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of subdued banana, coriander, citrus, and wheat bread, and the flavor is of those elements and likewise subdued (one could say it is dull). Mouthfeel is light and watery, and No Label Hefe Weizen finishes semi dry and on the mundane side.

RJT

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Photo of cgrunin
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donspublic
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%

El Hefe from No Label Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 182 ratings.
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