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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | 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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Roman5150

Spain

4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:30:44 | More by Roman5150
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-20-2012 13:55:18 | More by csmartin6
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codysjb

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2014 01:02:49 | More by codysjb
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Golden32

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-16-2014 03:38:38 | More by Golden32
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Thomas90

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-26-2014 01:16:26 | More by Thomas90
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original 2007 review (on-tap):
Pours to a nice head and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is traditional hefe--banana and clove. Flavor is typical hefe with spicy clovey notes and banana throughout. Nice wheat bite. Reminiscent of many other well-made American hefeweizens. An easy drinking, well-made hefeweizen.

Follow-up 2014: Just picked up a sixer at a Tupelo Kroger. Date bottled 01/22/14. Tasted fresh and the review holds true for the bottled product. The way a Hefe should taste. Wish I bought a whole case now... my hefe-loving wife will love this. Pick up some today.

Yazoo please head west. Arkansas and Oklahoma will support you.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2014 22:23:25 | More by EagleTalon
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2011 02:44:30 | More by Magery
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emjanson

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-10-2012 13:41:02 | More by emjanson
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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-06-2014 00:29:21 | More by Mr_Meursault
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reeverbythespeak

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite American Hefes. It stays true to the style with it's creamy head, and light banana notes. I do wish it came in a 16.9 oz bottle though, for authenticity. Soft on the palate and belly, this is a perfect beer for yard work, or lounging around the porch day. The South truly needs a good hefe in it's midst, and I think this is the one.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 05:48:52 | More by reeverbythespeak
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-14-2012 23:43:00 | More by elkinbrown
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-31-2013 20:35:32 | More by MisterFuzz
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Trappist77

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-09-2014 03:36:13 | More by Trappist77
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-18-2011 05:41:33 | More by TheBishopco
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Blumstein

Spain

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-19-2011 02:31:51 | More by Blumstein
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 03:50:51 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HollyAnn for the hook up!

Bottled on: Jan/Week 2 (2008 I assume)

A: Pours a hazy pale gold color with a creamy white head that's two fingers in height. Although fed by some active carbonation the head dies pretty quickly, leaving a small amount of lace behind.

S: Nice yeasty aromas of banana and clove followed closely by some tart fruit and a mild breadiness.

T: Enjoyable yeast flavors (banana, clove, and bubblegum) that have biscuit-y, bread-y, and toasted crustiness nipping on their heels. Also along for the ride is pepper and a tart and slightly sour citrus flavor that lends some balance.

M: Pretty chewy and pleasantly spicy on the tongue. Interesting peeks of dry/toasted malt.

D: Very good. I bet this is very popular around Nashville in the summertime.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 23:26:57 | More by GbVDave
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JamieLynn81

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-30-2013 23:19:50 | More by JamieLynn81
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-04-2013 23:16:27 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-19-2014 23:28:57 | More by thatoneguymike
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-27-2011 22:18:40 | More by akinsja
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shufon

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2011 04:37:44 | More by shufon
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Jalogan2

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2013 21:34:28 | More by Jalogan2
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2013 03:27:18 | More by Rbroccoli
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2013 03:22:56 | More by ZachKelly
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.