El Jefe Hefeweizen | J. Wakefield Brewing

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3.92/5
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94 Ratings
El Jefe HefeweizenEl Jefe Hefeweizen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
J. Wakefield Brewing
Florida, United States
jwakefieldbrewing.com

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MasterSki on 01-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,520
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
94
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of maxarvo
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at J Wakefield. Probably best hefeweizen I’ve had. Has an extra complexity to it, coconut taste. Looks beautiful. A really great beer and so refreshing.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knickfan3
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Gold Session. Hazy golden color. Aroma has yeast esters, banana, herbs and some root vegetable notes. Taste is balanced, sweetish with banana flavor, quite easy drinking.

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

Photo of Stevedore
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Tap & Grind. Hazy golden yellow body, one finger white head, short retention and no lacing. Not much in way of the classic hefeweizen head or lacing. On that metric, this beer already strikes below average. Smell is standard- sweet grain, a bit of spice, light lemon, and not a whole lot more than that. Flavour doesn't have too much in way of the classic bubble gum or clove, it's more of a bland sweet grain and a touch of fruity lemon. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, fair carbonation, but nowhere as it should be as compared against a classic Hefeweizen. Not so enjoyable as I was hoping for.

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Photo of SFC21
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Poured flat with a muddy badly bruised banana look to it. I could forgive a hero pour, but nothing revives carbonation. Hoping it’s a location problem.

Not a lot on the nose, but there’s a citrusy witbier vibe to it. A little bubble gum with an odd hint that may be the coconut, but it’s not obvious.

Feel is tiny yet abundant prickly carbonation from the get go (why didn’t it didn’t get into the head formation game?). A somewhat smooth beer hides well behind this. Citrus and banana up front, there’s a bite that is probably more that carbonation than flavor. There is a tropical flare with a guava tartness and yet again, perhaps a coconut influence (little more noticeable than nose, but I probably couldn’t place it without knowing).

I have this one a little leeway up, as I do wonder if this wasn’t the best representation. There was some promising aspects among the questionable ones.

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Photo of eluvah
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shelton Brothers 8/19/17

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Photo of MTKATL
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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El Jefe Hefeweizen from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 94 ratings