El Jefe Weizen Ale | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

BA SCORE
82
good
107 Ratings
El Jefe Weizen AleEl Jefe Weizen Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cvschaller on 03-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 53
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Whoa! , First taste and I though mighty German but the finish was weak. It did remind me of a fine German Weizen I had several years ago introduced by a German Soccer player. A summer weizen perhaps, not sure where El Jefe is perhaps in Argentina?, No this one somehow is in the PNW.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell out of bottle is primarily malty with subtle hops.

Nice yeasty, unfiltered look. Head that settles but never dies, floats on top.

Nice milky first feel, malty but zesty citric taste, but not too overpowering or too sour. Not too bitter.

Smell out of glass is more lemony.

Even though it's winter time now, I can tell this would be a spectacular summertime beer.

Subtle apple, but smooth and no bad aftertastes.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pale yellow and fairly hazy. Medium thick white head forms nicely.

Traditional yeasty citrus-wheat aroma. Big bubbles float up through the beer.

Flavor is dead on for an American/German-style hefeweiss. Very lemony/citrusy. Good wheat flavor, not just for show, and fresh. Moderate bitterness. A good bit of clove. The only fault I can find with this beer is that the lemon flavor is a little strong...I wonder if there's something added.

I should note that my bottle had a bunch of sediment firmly in the bottom -- agitating it produced a much cloudier pour with no damage to the flavor, while reducing the carbonation nicely.

Having moved to Seattle from Boston this could totally challenge UFO as my every day drinking hefeweiss.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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El Jefe Weizen Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.57 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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