Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | 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 akinsja
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of taylorhamrick
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ Yazoo Brewing

By default, I think this is served with a wedge of lemon. I asked for it without.

Pours a super-cloudy straw yellow. The head is very thin, almost nothing but a little ring at the top. Almost no lacing on this one. The smell immediately hits you with spice - clove, black pepperbit of orange zest, with a sort of toned down banana smell, some esters. There's still quite a strong fruity presence, a bit of tartness, and quite a bit of breadiness and spiciness from the yeast and wheat combining. The taste tends towards the more subtle aspects of the smell. I get creamy banana-like sweetness, almost like drinking that banana-flavored milk, or at least almost like an artificial banana syrup (which isn't really a problem since there aren't any real bananas in this). That gets followed up by a sharp citrus presence, really fresh tasting and kind of sharp, and some herbal notes in the back, spices, earthy kinds of spices come out too. The wheat also provides a nice sweetness to compliment the yeasty flavors, and the lemon-like note lingers throughout the entire drink. The body is medium, maybe a tiny bit lower. But it's certainly not thin. There seems almost to be waves of thinness and waves of fullness, like slightly pulpy juice or something, which must be what I think of from all of the citrus flavors present. The carbonation is nice and prickly, but not overpowering. This one kind of warms as it goes down, but it's really enjoyable. I think it has to be one of the best hefes made in America. It sort of leans less towards spiciness and more towards sweetness than I've seen some German hefes do, but everything is here, and really enjoyable. I would recommend this if you like a good hefeweizen.

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale yellow that is crystal clear. One and a half white fluffy head with lots and lots of bubbles. Oddly...not much retention and zero lacing

S - Whew...better like bananas! Very heavy on the bananas up front. Smells sweet. Definate clove on the back as well.

T - Very much like the aroma. Very heavy on the banana flavor followed by clove. Very good flavor overall....if you like banana

M - Extremely light drinking beer. Bubbles tend to cling to your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

O - A very good hef. East drinking with a ton of flavor. No complaints. I dont want that much banana in my beer al lthe time but at times it would be a very nice change

Photo of Antnyd82
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GMan
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Josiah2729
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on the brewery tour.

Poured from growler into souveneir tumbler.

A- Bright yellow, extremely hazy due to unfiltered yeast, nice 2 finger head.

S- Bananas! It is amazing how much this beer smells like bananas.

T- Nice wheaty banana taste. Some spice, smooth taste. Guide said that this would be similar to blue moon, but there were not that many similarities to me, maybe she was just trying to find something that many people would have tried.

M- Very light and wheaty.

O- A new taste for me with the banana characters. I have had a few wheat beers and I think this one definitely has a unique character.

Photo of hyoung41
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of 98green
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of lcdawg
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of chrishensley
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of searsclone
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.

Pours butterscotch gold with an off white head

Smells like banana bread and buttery yeast

Tastes is smokey, banana, spicy then more banana

Feels sharp at first, then really creamy

I really like this one, I could drink it all night.

Photo of corey0212
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from ckeegan04 in the Secret Santa '08!

Pours a cloudy lemony/yellow color, minimal white head fades quickly into a foamy collar around the glass, no lacing to speak of, but a nice display of bubbles rising to the top. Lots of clove on the nose, some banana, slight lemon aroma as well. Taste follows right along, with a faint peppery hit. Mouthfeel is a little thin, zippy little bubbles, and ultimately pretty refreshing. Certainly very drinkable, but more suited to the summer months.

Photo of leagr
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of IPAcraig
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Wedcat
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of John1985
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer just recently became available in bottles and this sample was bottled the 3rd week of July. Beer poured a light yellow with a quarter inch white head that quickly evaporated. Yeasty, home brew aroma. Taste started out yeasty then a pleasant clove flavor emerged that was very dry and quenching. Aftertaste was smooth with a rich mouthfeel. Although I am not a huge fan of this style I found this to be quite addictive. Maybe it has to do with the 100+ degrees in Nashville this last week.

Photo of Jesstyr
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stuff is everywhere in Nashville, and definitely is as good as any hefeweizen I've had from the US. Had a few of these in bottle and pints, and took my notes on the pints.

Pours a golden white with a sunny glow that makes this a good looking brew. Head is bright white, two fingers, and remains throughout the drink. Nose really lacks - slightly metallic to me, with a subtle bit of citrus.

Taste is where this one really scores - great creamy body with excellent balance of wheat and citrus, with just a hint of vanilla, and a little bit of banana. Goes down very smooth, and really is enjoyable for a single or quite a few.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of shufon
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of beerguy36
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Blumstein
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.