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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 14
Gots: 34 | 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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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-08-2013 18:57:10 | More by lcdawg
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-22-2013 04:53:59 | More by mzeld
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jernigan13


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-04-2014 18:43:10 | More by jernigan13
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indy351

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-05-2014 15:23:48 | More by indy351
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coreyrc87


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-22-2014 00:05:27 | More by coreyrc87
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HerrDave

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-15-2012 18:51:36 | More by HerrDave
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jbfarris

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-09-2013 01:46:55 | More by jbfarris
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Ishogai

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-17-2012 05:50:55 | More by Ishogai
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OldTime

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-28-2012 17:34:07 | More by OldTime
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-29-2013 02:34:18 | More by bradfordjohnson
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-29-2013 00:31:01 | More by RocksteadyRye
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smitbo7

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-12-2012 01:15:24 | More by smitbo7
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-20-2014 00:08:29 | More by BaalDagon
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jmrybak


4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

07-29-2014 05:13:26 | More by jmrybak
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fryder10477

Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%

This is my favorite beer really. I have only tried a handful, but as mentioned above, you better like bananas. The taste of banana is very present and if you are into that then this is probably the best beer you are going to find due to such a strong smell and taste. The banana gives it a sweeter taste than most beers, again, if you are into that.

05-11-2014 04:53:35 | More by fryder10477
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nem2006

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

Poured the bottle into a pint glass. Beer is a hazy, light yellow with an egg-white head. There was great carbonation and head retention.

The smell was 'bright'. Also lemon, floral and sweet.

I was extremely impressed by the taste of this beer. It is medium-bodied and there is a creamy mouthfeel to it. I would call the overall taste sweet and lemony, but not too strong. I found the taste was more subtle than some hefeweizens which was quite pleasant with the creamy texture of the beer.

09-03-2008 16:32:00 | More by nem2006
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fsvan

Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

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

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

09-12-2008 02:04:51 | More by Wetpaperbag
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

Been wanting to try this one for a while and finally found some in a little store..

Pours a very cloudy hazy pale yellow with a big creamy head...

Great aroma of banana, cloves, lemon, bubble gum, and that yeasty wheaty hefe smell... So far, so good.

Very light crisp taste of citrus, banana, and a hint of the cloves. Damn, this is a great little brew!! I had some Live Oak a couple weeks ago and I have to tell you, this is almost as good as that was!! This is exceptionally fresh having been bottled a couple weeks ago and you can tell.

Great little hefe!! Very drinkable! I will be heading back to grab some more of this one to keep around this summer.

05-07-2008 18:15:44 | More by Tilley4
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vfgccp

New York

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

A – Banana gold with a light haze. Almost no head.

S – Bubble gum, light sour apples, banana, and a lace of salad greens. Strange, but surprisingly pleasant.

T – Bright, prickly lemon acidity mellows into sweet banana, caramel, and Clementine. The finish is fantastic, and absolutely loaded with wheat.

M – Lively carbonation into a smooth, medium-full body. Sweet finish.

O – Refreshing with a great wheat character.

12-23-2011 21:08:11 | More by vfgccp
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lespaulrocker

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

Served on tap at Sam's Sports Bar.

A: Cloudy, what you'd expect from a hefe, almost no head but I think that's because it was a bad pour, left a good amount of lacing.

S: Sweet malts, banana, orange, coriander, again, what you'd expect from a hefe, which is a good thing.

T: Banana really shows through here, malty, sweet. Lemon and wheat finish. Great taste.

M: Light carbonation, crisp, refreshing.

D: Very drinkable.

This is one of, if not the best, hefe that I've had. I may be partial since it's from Yazoo and my hometown, but I absolutely loved this beer.

09-11-2010 20:14:20 | More by lespaulrocker
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +13%

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.

07-09-2009 21:31:36 | More by taylorhamrick
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Domvan

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +13%

08-18-2014 22:11:25 | More by Domvan
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
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