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: 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
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zander4dawin
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid hefe with light banana and some bible gum flavors. Textures a little on the crisp side for the side, I like a more fluffy velvety feel.

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Photo of MisledTitan
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultimate
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prop28WasBetter
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tall pint glass, head is off white, open bubbles that dissipate to nothing. Color is copper, not too dense.

Smell is sharp, slightly bitter, not much hefe like profile and no noted malt profile; presenting notes are sour like, not vinegary but off and phenolic.

Taste is presents sweet at first, feint malt notes, no bread or toast, sweetness turns to slight sourness, more fruity than vinegar like but not an expected flavor.

Mouthfeel is dry, sharp and biting on the tongue.

Overall, this did not taste like a hefe to me in the least. Bad can? possibly. Maybe poor storage. Disappointing as a hefe, but still drinkable and slightly funky.

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Photo of Devman171
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rbodacious
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful rising sunglo.
Zesty German Hefe.
Smooth creamy banana wheat and pepper.
Silky whipped cream with good carb fizz.
Happy to add this local to the summer arsenal.

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Photo of PGVG
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMay419
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sneth019
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete_IV
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Won a t-shirt from this brewery that was shot out of one of those cannons--at the regional air-guitar championships of all things. I decided to check out their beer. My brother, who lives in DC, said they weren't great. I would have to echo that sentiment. The only thing that stood out about this was the can.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.07/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks good with nice fluffy head and good carbonation. Relatively clear at first, then added yeast dregs to cloudy up this hefe. Smells clean and balanced with notes of wheat, clove , bubblegum. Tastes similar yet has a weird metallic flavor going. A little too thin bodied for my liking. Could drink a lot of this in the warmer months, only if they fix whatever metallic element seems to be going on.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchip
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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