El Jefe Hefeweizen | J. Wakefield Brewing

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3.93/5
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95 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:
#12,135
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
95
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by WVbeergeek:
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
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3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
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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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shelton Brothers 8/19/17

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knickfan3
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawnxa3
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white creamy head that dissipates pretty quickly. The beer itself has a nice and interesting look to it. It's cloudy as expected for the style but the color is a deep yellow that makes it look like mango juice almost. Even though it is a shade darker, the overall appearance is still pretty nice.

The smell is good. It has a nice and present coconut note that works well with the banana and clove notes to create a fruity and slightly tropical experience.

The taste is very good. It has a nice present coconut note that doesn't overwhelm the banana and clove notes from the yeast. Rather, it adds that nice coconut flavor and turns a refreshing wheat beer into a semi-tropical one.

The feel is very good.. It's a nice light bodied beer has a slight unexpected thickness to it. It has a slight creamy feel to it and a nice carbonation that makes it feel very refreshing.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer worth getting your hands on for the summer. It has a unique take on the style that works well with both when you'd normally drink this style of beer and its usual notes. If you come across during a hot day, go for it.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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El Jefe Hefeweizen from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 95 ratings