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El Hefe Speaks | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
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246 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#37,772
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
246
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 42
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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -14.5%
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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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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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid, clean, way above average domestic version of a hefe. Hits all of the expected flavors. Nice banana and clove flavors. Could easily do a six.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +7%

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3.59/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of RandomExile
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: murky orange, barely passes light, scant head forming ring
S: must, orange
T: musty clove, orange, metallic aftertaste with bubblegum
M: medium-bodied, carbonated tang
O: unimpressive, almost a farmhouse hefe

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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

El Hefe Speaks from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 246 ratings
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