We’ve now moved on in my Netflix watching to “The Real L Word.” I never watched the show when it was on, but read some of the recaps, so I’m figuring that it should be interesting. I had this beer earlier in the week, so let’s see how I liked it.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We crafted EL HEFE SPEAKS!, our fond farewell to summer, as a collaboration with John Solomon and Chris Frashier. The pair are well known for their fine (and tasty!) work at Old Dominion in Ashburn, VA, during the mid 90’s. EL HEFE SPEAKS! is a traditionally brewed German-style Hefe. It is fermented around 65°F and hopped with German Tettnang hops. 11 IBUs and 5.3% ABV make this one extremely drinkable. If you think it speaks to you as well, definitely try a glass… because it will be gone before you can say ‘sweater weather.’ ‘We’re tremendously excited to bring this specialty brew to the District,’ said DC Brau Co-Founder and CEO, Brandon Skall, ‘Working with other local brewers on this project has made presenting the final product even better.’ The beer was brewed at DC Brau in early August. ‘El Hefe Speaks’ uses the Weihenstephaner yeast strain, a classic, popular German wheat beer strain used worldwide.”
Random: Next week baseball starts. Despite the fact that I think my team will be awful, I’m seriously looking forward to it.
This beer poured with a two-finger white head that was pretty thin and dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass at all, although there was a slight crown left on top of the body. The body itself was a hazy golden-yellow color with high carbonation. It had a light nose with some lemon zest and wheat to. The taste was really lemony with some tartness to it and a wheat presence as well. After a few sips, I got some spice to it as well, maybe clove? Although it was bursting with flavors, it was relatively light and nice. It would make a great summer beer. The body was light without being thin with high carbonation. It had a long tart finish with lemon zest. This beer was awesome. I look forward to having it again in the summer!
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0