Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +30.5%
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.
03-08-2008 04:22:50 | More by BatDaddy
4.75/5 rDev +28.4%
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)
09-26-2008 02:13:39 | More by awolcfh5150
4.53/5 rDev +22.4%
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.
01-28-2009 22:46:33 | More by treble
4.45/5 rDev +20.3%
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.
08-21-2007 01:13:59 | More by IPAcraig
4.43/5 rDev +19.7%
A - Cloudy yellow with a thin layer of white head. 4.5
S- Clove, yeast esters, banana, bubble gum ans sweet bready malts.
T - Banana and bubble gum flavours are huge up front with some spice, clove, citrus and yeast esters.
M - Light to medium body. Creamy. Moderate carbonation.
04-29-2013 12:25:45 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
Picked up a growler at the brewery.
A: Cloudy yellowish orange with minimal head and no lacing.
S: Strong smell of bananas and wheat. Some clove. Fruity and sweet.
T: Tastes like husky wheat with a compliment of sweet banana. Flavorful and refreshing.
M: Not as heavy as it looks. Light and bubbly. I would like to see the body a little more mellow.
D: Very very drinkable. Particularly on a hot summer day a sixer of this can go quickly. One of my favorite offerings from the hometown brewery.
12-17-2010 23:31:26 | More by mattsdenney
4.33/5 rDev +17%
First of all, I love this beer, and all of Yazoo's beers at that. Being from Nashville, I'll admit that I'm more than a little biased, but they really are good beers, especially this hefe. The coriander is noticeable as in other wheat beers that I like. The color is straight on yellow and hazy like an unfiltered wheat bee should be, and that's... that's just tops.
As far as other flavors, I'm going to go out on a little bit of a whim here. I think it tastes a little bit like crayons. No kidding, crayons. And I'm saying this as if it's a good thing, because to me it is. Not only does this beer taste like home, it also tastes like childhood (which took place in Nashville). When it comes to a summer beer and I'm feeling homesick, one sip of this hefe, and I'm back at home on my buddy's back porch hanging out and talking about life.
02-19-2009 02:47:40 | More by Likeburning
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
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