El Jefe Hefeweizen | J. Wakefield Brewing

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3.92/5
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84 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MasterSki on 01-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,118
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
84
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
25
Trade:
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 11
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

Photo of ummswimmin
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of vfgccp
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyLema1
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: nice orange color, nice head, minimal lacing
S: a muted hefeweizen smell
T: definetly get coconut on the back end, bubble gum upfront
F: all of the mouthfeel is upfront
I: not a bad twist to one of my favorite styles

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Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Certainly a non-traditional take on the style when you add in the toasted coconut, but the base beer is clearly a well crafted traditional hefe and the coconut adds an impressive depth to the beer. Refreshing and tropical its a valuable contribution to the style.

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

one of the most simple beers we had here, but also one of the ones i most wish to drink again. a well made hefeweizen brewed with coconut. its subtle, but its a great add, and makes this a pretty darn special crushable florida brew. pale and hazy and heady, bright corn yellow in the glass, certainly looks the part. aroma is hefe yeast and really fresh wheat first, with a subtle hint of raw coconut, not toasted or anything, not nutty or sweet, almost raw, just dried, really neat in the nose, but you almost have to look for it. the flavor is subtle on the coconut too, but the hefe would stand fine on its own, fuller bodied, dry, well carbonated, and as flavorful on the wheat as it is on the yeast, a rare but desirable (at least for me) trait in the style. the coconut has an almost coconut water flavor in the taste for me, some sweetness in the middle, and then the juicy freshness, way behind the beer itself, but i think dosed perfectly for drinkability and refreshment. the finish is like the dried coconut flakes that adorn cookies and cakes, really true to the coconut itself, and thats the very last thing i taste as i swallow it. i should have grabbed a four pack of pint cans, this is delightful and unique!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirBob
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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El Jefe Hefeweizen from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 84 ratings