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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | 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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Blumstein

Spain

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-26-2014 22:04:30 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a growler at the brewery.

A: Cloudy yellowish orange with minimal head and no lacing.

S: Strong smell of bananas and wheat. Some clove. Fruity and sweet.

T: Tastes like husky wheat with a compliment of sweet banana. Flavorful and refreshing.

M: Not as heavy as it looks. Light and bubbly. I would like to see the body a little more mellow.

D: Very very drinkable. Particularly on a hot summer day a sixer of this can go quickly. One of my favorite offerings from the hometown brewery.

Serving type: growler

12-17-2010 23:31:26 | More by mattsdenney
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SMark

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a weizen glass at 42° from a 12 ounce bottle with a bottled on date notched on the label. Over three fingers of carbonated head resulted from the pour and swirl and pour. There was good head retention but no lacing as the head subsided. The beer was cloudy and pale golden.

Cloves and spices were predominant in the aroma. The beer also displayed fruitiness.

Spices, cloves, and bananas came across quickly. Cloves continued with the bananas fading later on.

This one was short and sweet and to the point. Good flavors were enjoyed throughout the mouth.

This was a simply made hefe with refreshing qualities. It would be a good session beer and thoroughly enjoyable during the warm summer months.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 23:31:52 | More by SMark
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Llamameister

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-18-2014 20:09:22 | More by Llamameister
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Misfit138

Tennessee

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- poured from bottle into my Guinness pint glass. Being a hefeweizen I first poured about half the bottle in, then swished the rest around before pouring the rest into the glass. The pour was a cloudy yellow-orange with about an inch of head. The head dissolved quickly.

S- I smell banana mostly, and some spice. Smell is nice.

T- the taste is much like many wheat beers, but the banana and clove come through to make this beer very good tasting.

M - mouthfeel is very light, and carbonated.

D- The beer is one that is easy to drink, I think most people could drink a few of them. I think it is very good, not my favorite style but I can see drinking this more on hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 23:54:54 | More by Misfit138
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Oakhtar

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-09-2014 05:26:35 | More by Oakhtar
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98green

Michigan

5/5  rDev +35.5%

06-13-2014 20:20:05 | More by 98green
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-29-2013 00:31:01 | More by RocksteadyRye
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wshell1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-12-2013 17:36:50 | More by wshell1
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pfaucett

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-10-2013 23:34:08 | More by pfaucett
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fsvan

Tennessee

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

Bottled 5/7/2011, I think (the date is smeared, but it has the new Yazoo bottle labels, so it is fresh.) Consumed July 4, 2011.

A- A glowing, hazy, unfiltered orange. This looks like what a hefe should, as best as I can tell.

S- Big banana notes. Some cloves. A little bit of peppery spice. Again, this smells dead on for the style.

T- Cool and refreshing. A wave of fresh banana and yeast roll over the palate, with just a bit of a spicy kick on the finish.

M- Light and easy drinking. A wonderful summer beer that is going down great as I grill some chicken on the 4th.

O- I admit to being a bit of a biased Nashvillian on this one. The is the beer that turned me on to hefes years ago, and it is still my go to for the style. Just an awesome example of the style that I can always get fresh. A must grab if you love wheat beers, and something you should try if you don't.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 00:00:20 | More by fsvan
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Golden32

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-16-2014 03:38:38 | More by Golden32
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mjw06

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beautiful typical orange haze of a hefe, was overshadowed by its lack of head that didnt even have a chance to lace the glass. The smell was pretty blah as well, not much to speak. Needless to say the only thing that saved this beer from a bad first impression was the rave reviews I got from my friend sitting with me.

I don't know exactly what I was looking for in the taste, I just know that I didn't find it. It wasn't bad, but it didn't jump out at me either. The taste walked a thin line of being well-balanced and simply malnourished, if its possible for taste to be that. It's one step above average for the sole fact that there was nothing really wrong with it.

Theres a lot of hefes out there, like I said this one wasn't bad, but I sure as hell wouldn't run back to it. Try it, but if you have some selection within the style, go another direction.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2010 23:21:20 | More by mjw06
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allenc85

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-29-2013 23:32:24 | More by allenc85
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

01-26-2014 18:46:15 | More by pschie1
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

France

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-12-2013 18:13:36 | More by Dreizhen
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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Though its appearance was not very impressive -- given my affection for the Hefeweizen bench mark, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier -- this Yazoo offering makes up for its shortcomings in smell, taste and mouthful. This has all the characteristics of a good Hefe, with a definite yeast, banana, clove smell and taste. This might be my favorite Yazoo offering, next to its Hop Project IPAs. A definite keeper in my mini fridge. Nice job, Yazoo.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 04:51:37 | More by cadizkyguy
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jik18

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-12-2012 04:57:36 | More by jik18
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robmoak

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-13-2012 19:08:47 | More by robmoak
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +22%

07-10-2014 01:21:44 | More by JosefBerger
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.