Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by Roman5150:
4.01/5 rDev +8.4%
Bottle purchased from Frugal Mcdougal's, Nashville, TN. Poured into Pint Glass
As an avid Hefe drinker, this is a damn good beer. Does it taste like it's German counterparts? No. It is most definitely an american hefeweizen, but a damn good one at that. I would put it second behind only SN's Kellerweis as the best American Hefe i've had.
Looks like a normal hefe, unfiltered with nice yeast suspension. nice white head.
Smells like a typical hefe, heavier on the banana presence than a German one, and also some citrus and heavy coriander notes.
The taste is extremely banana heavy, more so than any other Hefe i've had. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, I personally love the taste of this beer, but it is pretty unique when you compare them to almost any other Hefeweizen, German or American. Taste is sweet and short, doesn't really last long, as it's a little watery, but it's still balanced pretty decent. Somewhere in the middle I also was getting some subtle vanilla and citrus notes. Basically this tastes like what you would expect a "light" hefe to taste like, with extra banana. It's very drinkable, and very refreshing as are most wheat beers.
Overall I would buy this again, as I like supporting local breweries. Living in Nashville, I can get this as fresh as you can possibly get... which is pretty important considering how fast wheat beers go sour. This is a very unique hefe, I found it rather enjoyable in it's own way, but not a solid representation of the style. If you really want to experience what a true Hefeweizen tastes like, start with a Weihenstephaner, and from there expand to Franziskaner, Paulaner, and even Ardinger.
04-09-2013 02:30:44 | More by Roman5150
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev +0.3%
Had on tap at Jim'Nick's BBQ in Murfreesboro,TN.Came in a standard pint glass a dull hazed medium golden with a thinner white head atop,knowing it wasn't in the proper glassware kept the score from going lower on the appearance.clove and banana aromas stood out most and they were pretty assertive,light toasted wheat underneath.alighter feel in the mouth but it made the beer go down even easier than many of the style.Banana and yeasy phenol flavors with a refreshing little lemony twang in the finish wich gave it a little complexity.Not a bad beer,not a style i go to very often but Iam sure it beats the TN heat in the summer.
05-13-2013 18:37:34 | More by oberon
2.21/5 rDev -40.3%
I went on a Hefeweizen tirade for many weeks. This one is a little disappointing as it doesn't taste of a Hefeweizen one bit. It has a mid body Hefeweizen feel but only after an overly hoppy attack that you don't expect. If you're in the Hef game for a mellow, wheat feel-this beer will take you off guard.
03-05-2014 18:14:36 | More by Kcastr01
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
A- Pours a hazy yellw
S- Clove, banana, and an vanilla
T- Great after taste.
m- medium bodied.
I'd recommend for a person wanted to try out yazoo. Also, It's nice for a number of food groups.
This would be great with some breads and meats. Great beer! anytime!
01-01-2011 01:23:12 | More by newcastleme
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
12oz brown bottle with a "bottled on" date.
Vigorous pouring produces a tall order of white head, a stiff swirl of the bottle to get some yeast in as well makes the brew hazy straw in appearance. Soft banana bread and a twang of clove in the nose, yeasty. A bit smooth, a bit slick and a bit crisp in the lighter body. Bready palate, banana taffy, faint clove, nutty yeast and some other vague fruity esters in the back. Semi-dry finish.
Pretty spot on for the style, good drinking ... I'd perfer more smoothness here but now I am splitting hairs.
01-03-2011 00:53:19 | More by Jason
4.22/5 rDev +14.1%
Poured the bottle into a pint glass. Beer is a hazy, light yellow with an egg-white head. There was great carbonation and head retention.
The smell was 'bright'. Also lemon, floral and sweet.
I was extremely impressed by the taste of this beer. It is medium-bodied and there is a creamy mouthfeel to it. I would call the overall taste sweet and lemony, but not too strong. I found the taste was more subtle than some hefeweizens which was quite pleasant with the creamy texture of the beer.
09-03-2008 16:32:00 | More by nem2006
3.68/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks to travita for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a very murky light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is basic hefeweizen with bananas and cloves. The flavor is similar but the bananas and wheat are much stronger than the cloves. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
05-18-2010 05:10:36 | More by Mora2000
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
As I was back in Nashville I picked up a bottle of this one, as I wanted to try the Hef brewed by Yazoo, the very popular brewery from here. I was generally impressed.
I would say I poured this 12oz bottle into a pint glass, but that would be a lie. Because as I opened it, I lost about 2 ounces due to a slippery table. Fail. Oh well, on with the review.
Cloudy appearance, more of a copper color than lemon color but still not far from what is to be expected. Taste was more than I expected. A lot smoother than I have come to find with a lot of hefs. The wheat and spices come out a lot in the glass. Very drinkable and for those in Tennessee or the South as a whole, this should be an easy to find winner of a hef.
06-28-2010 00:38:55 | More by SDbeerguy
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
A big white head quickly falls into a thin lacing above a clear pale golden colored beer.
Banana, cloves, and other little spices aroma with a little bit of yeast coming through on this light bodied beer.
Light banana, light cloves and maybe some other similar spices with some added light bread like malts taste.
The aftertaste on this beer is a light dryish with just a bit of the spicy notes hanging around, and it seems to turn to a slight banana as time goes by.
Seems to be an alright lighter hefeweizen, but still a light to much banana for me.
09-04-2012 23:16:09 | More by LXIXME
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
Thanks to Unclejedi(Jed) for this 1!
A- Bright hazy yellow with a big billowy white head. Had to stop pouring and wait for it to subside.
S- Big strong clove aroma with a touch of sweet lemon.
T- Big sweet lemon honey with an equally bigger does of clove. Slight banana bubblegum flavors picked up in the end.
M- Very sweet throughout with a good tangy body and a crisp dry finish.
Overall- Quite good! Very clove dominated but tasty as hell! My 1st from TN and from Yazoo highly recommended(Thanks Jed!)
08-23-2008 20:00:12 | More by NJpadreFan
3.83/5 rDev +3.5%
This beer was poured into a weizen glass at 42° from a 12 ounce bottle with a bottled on date notched on the label. Over three fingers of carbonated head resulted from the pour and swirl and pour. There was good head retention but no lacing as the head subsided. The beer was cloudy and pale golden.
Cloves and spices were predominant in the aroma. The beer also displayed fruitiness.
Spices, cloves, and bananas came across quickly. Cloves continued with the bananas fading later on.
This one was short and sweet and to the point. Good flavors were enjoyed throughout the mouth.
This was a simply made hefe with refreshing qualities. It would be a good session beer and thoroughly enjoyable during the warm summer months.
03-28-2008 23:31:52 | More by SMark
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
Cloudy golden, with rather tame carbonation and head. Practically no lace at all.
Scent of bananas, clove, and some orange. Very good!
Taste is quite pleasant. I get a sweet rush up front, followed by a strong wheat and spice tanginess towards the finish. Very representative of the style.
A very well-done hefeweizen, and well worth a repeat purchase.
10-05-2011 17:14:31 | More by secondtooth
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
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