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

BA SCORE
82
good
106 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:
106
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Pontoffelpock
1.92/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Weird intense bitter aftertaste, like something you'd spray on a couch to stop a dog from scratching it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a medium straw amber with light gold notes with a thin white head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of wheat, mild citrus and banana and clove. Flavor follows with semi-sweet wheat, mildly bready and light banana and clove, developing more lemon citrus before a mild wheat, slightly tart finish. Light bodied with active carbonation. A good domestic take on a hefeweizen with a classic balance of flavors, but a bit on the light side; I was left wanting a bit more robustness in the pleasant flavors. The light touch made the slight tartness a bit more noticeable than it should have been. Still a good, enjoyable light hefe.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of rfreed
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SFdragon
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of amishbooze
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BESTIALEX
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a growler into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a bright hazy golden color with white soapy head that dissipated instantly and left no lace.

S- Pretty traditional aroma of bubblegum, clove, and banana. Although not a very strong aroma.

T- Big bubblegum notes, banana, and clove. Pretty balances and traditional flavor profile.

M- Light bodied, prickly carbonation, and a slightly watery finish.

O- A very traditional tasting hefeweizen that does not differentiate itself much from others in the style. A little more body and aroma would have been nice, but a nice easy drinking beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ssteakley
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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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of 1234Jack
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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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev +5%

El Jefe Weizen Ale from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.57 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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