El Hefe Speaks
DC Brau Brewing Co.

El Hefe SpeaksEl Hefe Speaks
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DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
Ranked #262
Ranked #25,274
3.6 | pDev: 11.67%
Sep 25, 2023
Aug 27, 2011
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.
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Rated: 4 by jmdavisson from West Virginia

Sep 25, 2023
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: pours a golden yellow body with some haze with a whit shear with ok retention and lacing.
S: banana esters with some yeasty notes
T: banana esters with hints of clove
M: light and crisp
O: nice feel and taste combo;
Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can into a tall glass. Canned 6/9/21, so 3 weeks old.

Looks very good in the glass. Hazy golden yellow body with light carbonation. Strong foamy head leaves scattered lacing.

Appropriate aromas of banana, yeast, wheat, and a hint of clove.

On tasting, the wheat and yeast aspects are very strong, banana less so, and clove only faintly.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish a strong wheat.

Overall, decent beer, though a little unbalanced. Not smooth at all. Perhaps a few more weeks in the can would even things out.
Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by DAllen6701 from District of Columbia

Nov 02, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight clove and banana hints
The taste follows the nose with clove and banana flavors
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent wheat beer
Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by sisterofba from Maryland

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by flek from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 3.33 by Ritz17 from Maryland

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

May 28, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by biteme398 from New York

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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.
Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Lucular from Maryland

May 07, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

May 03, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Mar 30, 2018
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.
Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 3.36 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by user785335 from Florida

Sep 14, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Donkster46 from Washington

Aug 28, 2017
El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 263 ratings