El Hefe Speaks | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Hefe Speaks! is a traditionally brewed German-style Hefe. It is fermented around 65°F and hopped with German Tettnang hops. 11 IBUs and 5.3% ABV make this one extremely drinkable. If you think it speaks to you as well, definitely try a glass... because it will be gone before you can say "sweater weather". “We’re tremendously excited to bring this specialty brew to the District,” said DC Brau Co-Founder and CEO, Brandon Skall, “Working with other local brewers on this project has made presenting the final product even better.” The beer was brewed at DC Brau in early August. “El Hefe Speaks” uses the Weihenstephaner yeast strain, a classic, popular German wheat beer strain used worldwide.

Added by drabmuh on 08-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,492
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
252
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I don't drink as many Hefes as I used to, but I generally like DC Brau so I decided to give this a shot. The nose is nice with banana clove esters but the head doesn't last long. Flavor is mild but tasty and refreshing, and texture is appropriately dainty. Not terribly complex, but a solid effort for the style.

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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a light hazy amber with a modest head. Light, pleasant scent with hints of banana. The taste is also pleasant, with some banana hints.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.47/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ordered a draft at a local pizza joint. It arrived in a tumbler with absolutely no head and zero bubbles. The color was a murky dark yellow. Smelled of banana and toasted wheat bread. Tasted like wheat and clove with a hint of metal. Mouthfeel was light and fleeting. Perhaps I got the dregs of the keg or the order was sitting on the bar too long. Overall this was a huge disappointment.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Do I smell.. Like, Brett in this beer? Is that supposed to be the case? If not, it's working for the smell. I dig it. What I don't dig is the off-flavor in the aftertaste. Definitely picking up a slight buttered popcorn. It's not wholly unpleasant.. I actually like it, but some things seem off.

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 252 ratings