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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%


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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nickfl

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 01:26:03 | More by nickfl
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

10-08-2007 15:08:29 | More by BEERchitect
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Vancer

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

“No naked ladies” were involved making this, per the dated label notched 4th week of July. Darn.

Champaign pour of lemon yellow, nice pop on top of white head and lace. Tons of yeasties on the bottom really funk it up as I swirl. Musty aroma of Bavarian wheat, not much but a tiny smack of banana and clove amongst the lemongrass backbone – too restrained for this to be a top notch Hefe.

Well developed body and tart finish. Close to being a 4 brew, needs another step up the ladder.

Many thanks to unclejedi for the bottle sent as part of CEO/Old Fart BIF.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 01:20:02 | More by Vancer
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John1985

Tennessee

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 00:16:37 | More by John1985
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2007 01:13:59 | More by IPAcraig
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bcmurray66

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of Yazoo as one of Nashville's few local brews and the only one focusing on brewing rather than brewpubbing, and I'm a big fan of Hefe's. I find the Yazoo Hefe to be an excellent example of the variety. The flavor of cloves dominates in this brew and isn't nearly as citrusy as some other hefe's I've had. The beer finish clean and goes down easy. I have had a few bad Yazoo Hefe's that tasted stale and nearly undrinkable, but I'll chalk those up to bad luck as the majority have been outstanding

The Hefeweizen is now available in bottles, so I'll have to give that a shot and see how it does.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2007 19:33:58 | More by bcmurray66
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 02:55:24 | More by brentk56
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Graebner

Germany

3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes compiled at the 2006 Southern Brewer's Festival:

Pours a pale yellow straw, unfiltered, white foamy head.

Smells of banana, lemon, wheat.

Taste is banana, lemon, lemongrass.

Slightly cloying. This was nowhere near as good as the Wild Wacky Wit from Moon River.

Overall better than Widmer, but not great.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2006 01:17:46 | More by Graebner
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dfried

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half inch head initially, straw color, not too orange, but it still has taht hefe 'glow' to it. Yeasty but also a citrus zesty aroma to it. Standard clove, banana, and bubble gum flavors of hefes, maybe a bit stronger in lemon zest. Quite tangy mouthfeel, and this beer is very drinkable. Good hefe, but nothing really stood out too much.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2006 13:20:09 | More by dfried
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xduderx

Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A = a cloudy light orange-ish color with a 1/2" foamy head

S = citrus with a little bit of clove-like spiciness

T = a citrus taste with lemon dominating, but some banana and spices noticable

M = lighter than most hefe's I've had

D = this is a pretty good hefe and I like to drink it to support a local brewery. still can't top paulaner's hefe. if you're in nashville I'd recommend trying a pint or two of this stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2006 14:13:49 | More by xduderx
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clvand0

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery in the tap room. Pours an orange/yellow color with a tall white head that sticks around. Has a citrus aroma with a grainy character that a hefe should have. The flavor has the citrus along with a slight spice from the yeast. Easy to drink and finishes very crisp.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2004 16:03:39 | More by clvand0
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Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
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