El Heffe | Pearl Street Brewery

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El HeffeEl Heffe

Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of SSGCujo
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MongerMary
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Unlike most reviewers- I live in a Heff heavy state. I don't know about bananas- but I get all the toasty malty wheat. I want bright summer days laced with sugar smacks. I want cool breezes and 6 beers while I bait my hook-

I got that.

El Hefe is not my boss. It did not change my life. But its an easy drinking beer with wheaty lemon citrus climbing out on the head.

I ask myself- if a friend gave me a 6 pack would I share it? This is one to share- but you won't be embarrassed to hand over the cold beer.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.95/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3/5  rDev -9.9%

El Heffe pours a cloudy bright yellow color with no head. There is a creamy wheat aroma, with hints of smoked meat. The taste is creamy, but big hints of smoked beef. Good body, okay carbonation. Overall it's a very funky, chewy and meaty hefe.

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of morimech
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to dislodge the yeast from the bottom of the bottle so this beer may have sat around for awhile. No date on bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a little over a finger of head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Good wheat aroma however the yeast esters a little muted. I do pick up the customary banana and clove aspects, just not enough.

Nice wheat, clove, and banana flavor but there is a little astringency that is slightly off putting and unusual in a hefeweizen. Sort of a metallic finish.

Light body with good carbonation that results in a chewy mouthfeel.

Not going to rival the greats, but for a economical priced beer, it is more than sufficient.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jsprain1
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy golden. Head is two fingers and white. Good retention with some lacing.
S- Aroma is bready, some banana, and a bit of spice.
T- Light in flavor but what's there is high quality. Banana is pretty big on the tongue. Fairly bready for a hefe. A touch of spice.
M- Too thin. A bit watery and undercarbed.
O- It has good flavors and aromas, but the body is a bit underwhelming. Easy drinking and worth trying, but not outstanding.

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of tvv375ia
2.65/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-pale amber colored with about 1 finger head that fades quickly

S-slight banana and clove smell but not much

T-even lighter banana and clove than the smell and a grainy aftertaste from the wheat

M-pretty thin and watery

O-not terrible but really not the best either

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Photo of Localdrinklax
5/5  rDev +50.2%

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El Heffe from Pearl Street Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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