A Slice Of Hefen | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
lacumbrebrewing.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional take on a Bavarian classic. Poured into a 23 oz. Hefe glass, this beer is served mit hefe with a voluminous white head. The aroma is everything we love in the style; clove, banana and vanilla. The body is rich and creamy, yet finishes fairly dry and is as refreshing as any beer you’ll drink here or anywhere else. By popular demand, this beer is now a year-round offering.

Added by RattleheadKV2 on 06-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,253
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
201
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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26
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with an amber cloud, the head impressive but rather fast fading; spots of lace

Smell: Yeast forward, with clove, pepper and green banana tones; very spicy

Taste: Green banana, pepper and clove forward; tangy, bitter wheat tones, that emerge in the middle, rise to dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: There are some nice elements here, but I would like to see the tangy aspect toned down and a creamier mouthfeel

Thanks, M_chav, for the opportunity

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz'er canned on 2/26/18 from Craft Beer Hop Shop

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Photo of strohme2
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce can dated 2/2018. Received in a BIF. Poured into a tulip. I don't have a traditional hefe glass.
Does not look like your typical color on the pour. Deep golden orange, hazy. I followed the directions to swirl the last 1/3 of the can to mix in the yeast. Small head with some lacing. Typical notes of a traditional Hefeweizen here. Banana, cloves wheat and yeasty phenolics. Some spiciness too. The taste matches the nose. Starts off with some banana, sweet citrus and honey. Clove and bubblegum finish off the beer. Some breadiness makes it In there too. The body lacks any fluff. Looking for a soft pillow feel which this beer does not have. Overall, a solid flavorful hefe.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hank_hill
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of arizcards
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Kings Beer and Wine on 10-21-17 for $2.99. Born on 9-26-17, Best By 12-26-17.

Beer poured a golden orange with a white head that disappeared pretty quickly.

Nose was very nice with classic hefe attributes of banana and cloves.

Taste was good as well. Banana bread and cloves dominate.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a fine example of the style!

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Photo of andrewh995
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy dark gold with a white head. Smells of fresh bananas, cloves, and yeast. Tastes of fresh and sweet bananas (real bananas, not esters), cloves, yeast, wheat, and slightly bitter hops. Medium in body body and carbonation. Overall an incredible hefe. The best American made one I've had by far.

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Photo of Hroth
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joedvegas
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold color with medium haziness. One finger white head dissipated quickly. Strong scents of wheat, old banana, grapefruit and wet leaves. Taste is dominated by the wheat, but also has hints of bananas, honey and vanilla. Just not a huge Hefeweizen fan, but this one is a good one if you like that style of beer. Feel is light to medium bodied, lingering palate coating finish.

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Photo of cgrunin
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jentex
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on tap at the brewhouse taproom in a huge traditional hefe glass. Aromas, flavors, mouthfeel--everything matches my memories of the best examples I've had in Germany, This and the hefeweizen from Live Oak Brewing in Austin, TX, are the only two I've found in the US (so far) that even come close to the originals. Well done, La Cumbre!

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.53/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this one out of a can, maybe not pouring it had an effect on it but I did not really like this beer. I've had the rest of my la cumbre beers at the brewery so maybe i'll give this one another shot down the line and try it from the tap.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, caramelized malts, bananas and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of bananas, caramel and a little bit of citrus. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can with a best by date of 8/15/17; into a pub glass.
Appearance - a very cloudy, goldish orange with some bubbles detectable if you look close enough. Medium white head that fades to a mere tracing of bubbles floating at the top. Lacing is nowhere to be found.
Smell - bevarian yeast, banana, and cloves.
Taste - nice refreshing orange peel sweetness, banana and a little clove, plus the yeast along with coriander. Palate pleaser!
Feel - light, slightly tangy, and flavors are revitalizing!
Overall - a very strong hefeweizen offering and in a pint can no less!

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Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Rooster's true pint glass, a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some banana/clove, wheat/grass, spice. The taste is malty, with some nice banana/clove, wheat/grass, spice. Medium body. Overall, another tasty brew from La Cumbre.

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Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpcarr17
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryi86
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you 2beerdogs for this
16 oz can poured into a hefeweizen glass

A- A hazy golden amber with a two finger white head

S- Bananas, cloves, some earth spice, wheat, hints of lemons

T- Wheat, mild lemon tartness, some bananas, cloves, and a nice earthy spice.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A solid example of a hefe. Worth picking up if you enjoy the style

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a Slice of Hefen from the La Cumbre Brewery in New Mexico on a visit. I really enjoyed it. It had a bit more flavor than most Hefeweizen I’ve tasted. I was having it with my wife's delicious meatloaf.
Look: Cloudy amber hue almost like apple juice, with 2-3 inches thick white head.

Aroma: The aroma is yeast, banana, vanilla, cloves maybe.

Taste: I can taste wheat, banana, honey, vanilla, overall very nice.

Feel: Light and crisp, quite drinkable.

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Photo of abanerji
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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A Slice Of Hefen from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
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