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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An authentic example of a Bavarian Hefeweizen. “Hefe” means cloudy or yeasty and “weizen” means wheat. This beer is made with mostly wheat and uses a true Hefeweizen yeast that gives it a fruity, banana aroma with just a hint of cloves. The tart finish makes this the perfect summer beer.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: clvand0 on 11-01-2004)
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

cashew70, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

mdmoore, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

illinifan54, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

98green, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

RichH55, Mar 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

scm0023, Sep 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Eskimio, May 22, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a stubby bottle with a funky yellow cap, this beer starts with a slightly cloudy yellow haze, but once the yeast is swirled and poured in (as per the bottle instructions) it becomes very cloudy and thick looking. The yeast swirling and mixing is quite enticing. There's a small foamy head which quickly settles into a decent lacing.

S: The aroma of banana is dominant, as well as a nice smell of cloves. Smells delicious.

T: Following the smell, the banana comes through immediately along with the clove and a bit of pepper and tartness, but the tartness is not overbearing. A bit yeasty and bready. Not too sweet. Fantastic.

M: Smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. This brew seems just hearty enough to really feel the beer in your mouth, but light enough to stay in that "Spring Seasonal" arena.

D: Clean and smooth. Highly drinkable, I'm just about to have another.

Notes: Score one for a local brew! I decided to review this after my second try with the Yazoo Hefe. I had a sixer a couple months ago that was perhaps a little stale; the yeast came out flaky and a little chunky. It was still quite enjoyable, but this batch is flat out delicious. This was bottled within the last month, so be sure to get it fresh.

BatDaddy, Mar 08, 2008
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4.76/5  rDev +28.3%

vman3, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

markallmon, Mar 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

drummerguy, May 20, 2014
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matzah, Apr 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This in my opinion is the best Hefeweizen made in the U.S. It's got a great cloudy color with a decent head. The smell of banana is wonderful. Also the banana tones that you get when drinking this beer are excellent. I used to go to the taproom and have a pint while they were filling my growlers for me to take home (all filled with their wonderful hef). I've recently moved from Nashville to Seattle and the thing I miss the most is Yazoo's Hefeweizen. It's absolutely great!

(side note: I don't like the bottle version at all. I believe this beer should be poured from the tap and enjoyed. Unfortunately I think that the bottle loses far too many characteristics of this beer)

awolcfh5150, Sep 26, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

ayestidham, Apr 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

fishguyac, Feb 07, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love this beer. I tried it when I went to the brewery in Nashville, it was poured into a sampler glass, and I wish I wasn't too buzzed to have another regular tumbler, but....

Nice appearance, a small fluffy pure white head when poured which fizzled quickly to only a thin ring. Lemony yellow/light honey in color, appealing shade. The sediment floating around makes the beer look foggy, more like frosty, pastel lemon sorbet. The lacing was light, flirting with moderate, in vertical formations, doesn't completely last.

The smell was citrus, though not very strong, hints of banana fruit, very well balanced light overtones of spice. Very pleasing, most definitely begs you to take a sip.

Wow, the taste is SO good, distinct banana! Very subtle lemon and spice hints, interesting and refreshing! The flavors work magic together, and the mouthfeel was very light and smooth with light carbonation. Very well balanced, great development and focus shift of tastes from initial sip to aftertaste. Light but not thin.

Absolutely delicious and drinkable, I could have these all night, for a week straight.

treble, Jan 28, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

J2L, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Drinking_Milkshakes, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

dabeers1013, Jan 04, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap at the Yazoo brewery while visiting Nashville.

A - Poured a nice bright hazy yellow with a small white head.

S - BIG aroma of bananas. Some nice sweetness in there as well.

T - Hugely flavorful and near perfect for the style. Huge flavor of banana touch of sweetness, a small bit of tartness and cloves. By far the best tasting american Hefeweizen I have had, maybe the best overall.

M - Medium carbonation and a bit light. Very nice.

D - Perfect. Extremely flavorful and balanced. It would be perfect on a hot summers day or a freezing winter night.

IPAcraig, Aug 21, 2007
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Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.