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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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319 Ratings

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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 EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

EagleTalon, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of dcloeren
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Broadway Brewhouse

Pale honey gold with a finger of foamy bright white head. This beer is all kinds of hazy. Looks very enticing

The scent given off is dominated by bananas. Subtle clove background with some really nice bubblegum notes

The taste follows the nose. Great banana taste but lacking depth. Still, very refreshing

Medium bodied with ample amounts of carbonation.

I thought this was a very refreshing Hef and not a bad first beer for me to try in Nashville. I definitely recommend trying this out if you have a chance

dcloeren, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +7.8%

justinm4bama, Apr 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

grumpygerman, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
Photo of NODAK
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose of banana and lemon for the most part. Searched around for the typical cloves in this style, but couldn't find them.

There's some banana on the front, though nowhere near cloying or too "forward". There's also the cloves there as well, which are noticeable in the body of the beer. The finish sees a bit of lemon, plus some sweet wheat that lingers after the swallow.

This is pretty much a hefeweizen by the textbook. It isn't among the absolute best that I've had, as I like bolder flavors in these beers, but it's done pretty well and seeing as how this is brewed in the city in which I live, I should drink it more.

NODAK, Oct 17, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

weonfire, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of FanofHefe
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

FanofHefe, Jan 26, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

fishguyac, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

psmith161, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

csmartin6, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

craft_shannie, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Sazz9, Mar 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

mwar, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Agold, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +7.8%

ZachKelly, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

swgwilt, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +12.7%

Domvan, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Beezee, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Mphis, Jul 24, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -66.3%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Wetpaperbag, Sep 12, 2008
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.