Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company
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2.95/5 rDev -20.3%
Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy golden color and a very modest head that leaves virtually no lacing despite a vigorous swirl
Smell: Oooh, this is painful to report but it smells like wet woolen socks
Taste: Starts out with a tart yeasty profile up front with subtle undertones of banana and cloves; after the swallow, the tartness jumps to the forefront
Mouthfeel: Light body with prickly carbonation
Drinkability: I hate to knock a local brewery but this one lacks the range of flavors I expect in a hefe; the banana and clove flavors are way too restrained and the tartness predominates where it ought to complement
02-02-2007 02:55:24 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Likely the most promising brew on their docket. A very delicate and characterful brew. Opens with a burst of citrus, spiciness, and soft pilsner malts. These characteristics bridge over to flavors easily, bringing a juicy, fruity sweetness reliant mainly on lemons, banannas, and berries, but spiced with clove, pepper, corriander, and orange peel. The body is light and creamy; making it easy drinking, but with a light, airy texture, and a hint of mint in the finish. A terrific thirst quencher that isn't over-done on any front.
10-08-2007 15:08:29 | More by BEERchitect
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
Sampled on tap at the Brewgrass festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Consumed on 09/20/2008 and reviewed from notes taken at the time.
The pour was very nice, classic hefe style here, with a rich and hazy and very light pale yellow color. A large, two inch high head of white came up over the top and settled down gently into a light and fluffy layer that all it took was a few seconds to wisp away. Lots of carbonation could be seen coming up from the bottom of the glass throughout the session.
The aroma was light and very pleasing. A light banana and clove like smell comes at me with the first whiff. Sweet, almost bubblegum like presence, and we all know that all too familiar strain of yeast that makes it just really stick out in a crown. Flavor came through right away, light and very bright with a light grain base that was quickly overshadowed by a light fruit like flavor that really just shined right through. Quick and clean with the lasting flavor of banana stuck on my tongue, this was simply done very well. Light body with a great amount of carbonation in it, I was shocked by how smooth and easy this one went down.
Overall I really thought this was a very solid ale. Certainly my favorite of theirs that I got to try. I would have no issues at all with getting this one again any day. It was really just fantastic and a wonderful little beer.
09-27-2008 13:25:22 | More by mikesgroove
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Amazing banana aroma to this and almost as much bubblegum. Smells like overripe banana bread. Sort of light in the wheat/malt department, but I’m fine with that. The flavor has a touch of wheat bread, but otherwise it’s all banana and bubblegum with a bit of clove. Really tasty stuff. Light in body with a crisp carbonation.
08-07-2012 04:59:14 | More by womencantsail
3.08/5 rDev -16.8%
16 ounce pint - Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Appearance: Clouded, gold body with a modestly sized, white head.
Smell: Freshly opened sack of Big League Chew, this beer is heavily scented of bubblegum. Oh, sure, you can drag out some notes of wheat, lemon, and clove tea, but it's predominately bubblegum.
Taste: A lightly sweet taste of that malted wheat, a little nibble of french bread, then, some lemon. Fresh clove hits. As with the aroma, the bubblegum character totally overrides the other flavors. Nil bitterness. Yep, it's pretty much bubblegum here, though there is a rebound of clove at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Falls just barely shy of being medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Hubba Bubba Hefe.
09-29-2012 00:18:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
A - Three fingers of white foam with ok retention. Hazy golden color with a yeast cloud slowly spreading through the glass.
S - Bready, yeasty smell. Spice, some clove but not much fruit.
T - Lots of wheat flavor. Yeast, phenolic clove, and muted banana. Just a touch of earthy hops lingering in the back.
M - Somewhat thin body with high carbonation.
D - There is a lot of potential in this beer, but it is not quite there yet. The yeast flavors are a little too subtle for me and kind of muddy. The bottle I had was just less than three months old, so it should have been ok; but weisse beers are temperamental and it could have been past its prime.
10-18-2007 01:26:03 | More by nickfl
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
3.13/5 rDev -15.4%
In a Duvel goblet for this tasting, because it was handy. This is not only my first Yazoo Hefeweizen, and my first yazoo brew, but most probably my first Tennessee beer. So here's to that.Forget about the snakes and naked ladies...
Golden hued, very hazy, I tossed the yeast in and it's swirling around like a liquid snake...smallish head, for the style.
Aroma, citrus, yes, banana, yeah, some spice, a bit of clove...spicy and lively. Nice enough.
Taste: brisk,zesty, citrus-y, spritzy...big carbonation...lightish body...slight finish, though.
A bit weak, lacking in flavor, but not terrible, at all.
01-15-2009 08:54:07 | More by feloniousmonk
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
Thanks Dustin, still working my way through this huge Yazoo gift box I got. Beer poured into my DFH signature glass. Beer is yellow and hazyl, straw yellow with a soft white head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate. Head could be bigger, carb could be higher but overall its good.
Strong wheat aroma, not much in the way of the classic esters I'd expect from a hefe. Eh.
Beer is medium in body and mildly sweet, finishes with an aftertaste of corn and wheat. There are SOME fruity ester in the mid and late palate, mild banana notes, I think the most interesting thing about this beer is covered up by the aftertaste. Drinkability is fine, in fact the faster you drink the better it is.
09-09-2010 04:32:24 | More by drabmuh
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
Still technically winter but a nice hot day makes me dream of summer, so why not a nice hefe. Thanks to pitasoup (reddit) for this one. And screw this lame-o screw cap.
Pours a light fizzy head that gets to almost 1 finger on my upside down pour bit the head fades almost instantly to a light covering like it was a fake head, hazy but I can see the column of sediment swirling in the middle of the murky golden wheat colored beer.
Nose is fairly typical hefe, wheat, citrus, a nice banana, hint of clove spices, a fruity and light malty aroma.
Taste is also typical, wheat flavors though a bit watery, some banana and hint of clove, slightly yeasty, although juicy. a bit malty, some light citrus, zest, bit fruity. Not much else going on but it's pretty much what it should be maybe slightly watery. Finish is fairly dry, lingering citrus, wheat, and light yeast.
Mouth is lighter bodied, good carb.
Overall not bad, nothing really wrong, typical hefe flavors, nice sumer wheat beer.
03-12-2012 23:03:45 | More by jlindros
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
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
From 08/09/13 notes. Had this at Rippy's, among other places, over the weekend in Nashville. 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.
a - Pours a hazy, bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of bananas, bready malts, dough, spices, cloves, and light pepper. Nice bananas, would have liked a little less spice.
t - Tastes of bananas, wheat, dough, biscuit malts, light fruity malts, cloves, spice, light earthy and floral notes. More fruit than the nose and less pepper and spice, so a step up for me.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy to throw a few back.
o - Overall a really nice hefeweizen; glad to see this all over Broadway as I had a few. Nice fruity taste and smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Would definitely order it again and a great summer beer.
08-22-2013 18:32:05 | More by mdfb79
3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Smells slightly of banana, and a lot more like lemons. Tastes quite lemony and refreshing up front, followed by a slight saltiness and a tiny bit of sweet banana. Crisp and citrusy in the mouth, this beer is definitely on the lighter side, but the nice mellow lemony citrus makes it easily drinkable and a nice summer porch beer.
08-05-2009 03:03:31 | More by Georgiabeer
3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
Thanks goes out to JohnQVegas for this one.
Bottled On: 3rd Week of May
Pours a nice cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some bannanas, corinander. The taste is slighlty sweet, malty, nice touch of yeast, with some bannanas/corinander. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice thirst quencher on a hot day.
06-26-2010 23:34:13 | More by Wasatch
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
4.13/5 rDev +11.6%
On tap at the Yazoo brewery, served in a tall Hefeweizen glass. It arrived looking cloudy and golden wheat in color. A rocky white head filled the top of the glass. Great looking beer for the style.
The aroma shows lots of breadywheat and banana flavors to it. The yeasty, clove like spices are a little more reserved in it, which I like. Very nice for the style, and especially nice on this hot day.
In the taste I again get lots of banana and sweet, bready, wheat malts. A little clove spice comes out in the finish. Very drinkable and refreshing beer overall.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with moderate carbonation. Overall I thought it was a very solid beer of the style. I had this a few times over the weekend in Nashville and having it on tap, straight from the brewery, in the appropriate glass was a significantly better experience than the other times I had it around town. Maybe it was just the atmosphere or how hot I was, but that was my experience at least.
05-29-2012 19:48:46 | More by billab914
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, citrus (lemon), and slight spice (clove), and hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Hefweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, yeast, slight hops, spice (clove), and sweet malt. Overall, a rather above average Hefeweizen, nice body, blend, and flavor.
12-13-2009 07:32:49 | More by Tone
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
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