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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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297 Ratings

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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of KeyWestGator


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-17-2013 17:38:47 | More by KeyWestGator
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2012 02:21:00 | More by justinm4bama
Photo of MikeWard


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-06-2014 13:51:16 | More by MikeWard
Photo of weonfire


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-26-2012 16:29:56 | More by weonfire
Photo of FanofHefe


3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass. Hazy yellow body with a small head that faded quickly. Little lacing.

Decent aroma but light here as well. A little citrus and bready wheat. A hint of banana and spices in the background.

Solid hefeweisen flavor. Spicy yeast followed by banana and clove. Some light bubble gum in the background. More impressed with the flavor than I thought I would be.

Overall a nice representation of the style. Good for Yazoo.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2011 00:29:01 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-20-2012 13:55:18 | More by csmartin6
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-02-2012 21:58:09 | More by mwar
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

02-07-2013 21:02:46 | More by fishguyac
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-15-2014 20:06:53 | More by Sazz9
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2012 01:04:46 | More by Agold
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2013 03:22:56 | More by ZachKelly
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-21-2014 23:07:45 | More by curlybird
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-25-2013 20:49:45 | More by swgwilt
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-25-2013 01:05:44 | More by craft_shannie
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-17-2012 03:45:11 | More by Beezee
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North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -66.1%

07-28-2013 23:59:54 | More by mwbrady12
Photo of Wetpaperbag


4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice cloudy bright yellow color. The head is thick and foamy, very fluffy and light. Sort of cloud like. The head leaves no lacing, this must be due to the acid in this beer.

S- The smell is great, very traditional German Hefe smell. The banana and clove come though very well. I also pick up a smell of honey, spice, and the wheat.

T- Very light and refreshing. I'm sensing a bit of an acidic taste that seems to coat the tongue. I, personally, have never had a hefe that had this acidic taste, its very interesting to me. I like this aspect and find it fun and enjoyable. The banana is very present in the after taste and it seems to linger long after the sip has been taken.

M- Feels very good in the mouth, very light and crisp.

D- Very easy to drink, too bad this was only a 12oz beer. I'm sad to watch it go.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 02:04:51 | More by Wetpaperbag
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-17-2013 01:37:08 | More by davemathews68
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2014 16:19:33 | More by benloho
Photo of beeragent


4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Poured a clear straw with a light haze towards the end. 1/2 inch white head with no lacing. Not the big head retention and lacing that I'm used to with a hefeweizen.

S - Strong aroma of bananas and lemons. Not much else is detectible aside from the fruity aroma, but thats what I expect from this style. The aroma reminds me a little of Hoegarden.

T - The taste is largely dominated by the flavor of the banana and lemon flavor, with a nice amount of malted wheat thickening up the taste. More complex than I make it sound to be.

M - Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Smooth clean finish.

D - This beer has a very nice full flavor, with enough complexity to keep it above your usual hefeweizen IMO. This is definitely one of the more flavorful hefeweizens that I've tried without having to go to an extreme version. A highly recommended sessionable hefeweizen!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 23:32:25 | More by beeragent
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 2nd week of January

Poured into a hefeweizen glass. Slightly cloudy, straw yellow in color with a thin white head, which fades into a thin ring around the edges of the glass.

Lots of sweet malts, banana, orange, coriander and light cloves on the nose. Yeasty, citrusy and spicy. Quite good.

Malty, light citrus (orange mostly) and banana in the flavor. Wheat and yeast come through nicely. Spices still present, but more aromatic than flavorful. Almost lemony on the finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, smooth and refreshing. Ample carbonation. Body could have a little more thickness to it, but still decent.

Drinkability is pretty good. I like the crisp tartness associated with the flavor. Not my go to hefe, but still a good showing. Easy to put down one or two of these. Would have this beer again if it were available in the area. Aroma was the best, but the flavor isn't too bad either. Worth trying if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 00:44:34 | More by sisuspeed
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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass... hazy golden yellow color with a thing fizzy white head. The head barely lasted a minute before dissipating.

The aroma is nice, malty, a little citrus flavor... very impressed after the less than impressive appearance.

The citrus flavor dominates the taste up front... a little sour lemon on the tongue at the end of each sip. It's not bad, but not as balanced as it could be.

The mouthfeel is average... nothing special but this is definitely a drinkable beer. Light and refreshing and could make for a decent summer session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 21:35:03 | More by theboozecruise
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Ckeegan for this one in the latest BIF. Thanks really to andy van slyke.
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: This is one pretty beer- what one should look like. Cloudy yellow-cheddar orange with tons of haze and a good head that thinned itself out.

S: Beautiful nose on this in my opinion. Bananas, tangy lemon, spices. The yeast aromas could be seen as overbearing if you look for a fault.

T: Sweet bananas and yeast. The spiciness doesn't have the balance that it needs but still a tasty beer. Bubblegum in each sip with a sour tart flavor in the finish.

M: Light yet chewy. Cleansing in the mouth and the spiciness clears up all flavors of what else you might have eaten or drank.

D: First effort from Yazoo, and this was nice. For a drinkable style, this isn't perfect but it packs a lot of flavor into a relatively small beer. Thumbs up although maybe something missing that would round it out.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 21:36:43 | More by marcpal
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-30-2012 03:19:04 | More by Lukafer
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

10-29-2013 02:34:18 | More by bradfordjohnson
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
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