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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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83
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285 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 285
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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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-04-2012 06:11:28 | More by TheBigBoy
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msilk

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-30-2014 00:53:26 | More by msilk
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CrookedStill

Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-12-2011 23:56:09 | More by CrookedStill
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Mphis

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-24-2013 04:06:16 | More by Mphis
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-25-2013 01:05:44 | More by craft_shannie
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

10-04-2012 16:14:17 | More by djre4orm
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KyleBatten


3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-16-2012 06:46:23 | More by KyleBatten
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MeEatCookies

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.7%

07-01-2014 04:18:35 | More by MeEatCookies
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-08-2014 04:39:09 | More by thegerm87
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Do you Yazoo? Pours a golden yellow hue with a slight orange hue through out. A good swirl leaving a cloudy appearance with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates.

The nose has noticeable hefe notes. A strong, almost fake banana aroma that dominates. A slight malt aroma with a hint of spice from the wheat. A light bubblegum and cloves aroma are detectable but mostly in the finish. Some yeasty notes but typical. There also is a slight plastic aroma that is board line rubber in the end.

The taste is similar but not as harsh. The banana is still very strong with more malt presence. More generic malt tastes with limited wheat notes. Cloves and Bubblegum both come out a bit stronger but still play second to the banana. Some good yeasty notes with a light pepper finish. Again with the rubber flavor that really is a deterrent.

The body is light to moderate with a light but good carbonation backing. Would have liked more of a balance and back off the banana but some good thing there.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 21:31:15 | More by Oxymoron
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Graebner

Germany

3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Appearance: Clouded, gold body with a modestly sized, white head.

Smell: Freshly opened sack of Big League Chew, this beer is heavily scented of bubblegum. Oh, sure, you can drag out some notes of wheat, lemon, and clove tea, but it's predominately bubblegum.

Taste: A lightly sweet taste of that malted wheat, a little nibble of french bread, then, some lemon. Fresh clove hits. As with the aroma, the bubblegum character totally overrides the other flavors. Nil bitterness. Yep, it's pretty much bubblegum here, though there is a rebound of clove at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Falls just barely shy of being medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Hubba Bubba Hefe.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 00:18:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a Duvel goblet for this tasting, because it was handy. This is not only my first Yazoo Hefeweizen, and my first yazoo brew, but most probably my first Tennessee beer. So here's to that.Forget about the snakes and naked ladies...
Golden hued, very hazy, I tossed the yeast in and it's swirling around like a liquid snake...smallish head, for the style.
Aroma, citrus, yes, banana, yeah, some spice, a bit of clove...spicy and lively. Nice enough.
Taste: brisk,zesty, citrus-y, spritzy...big carbonation...lightish body...slight finish, though.

A bit weak, lacking in flavor, but not terrible, at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 08:54:07 | More by feloniousmonk
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow, fine rising bubbles, one finger head that dissipates into a sheen, thick clumpy lacing.

Smells typically heffish with yeasty cloves and banana aromas, plus some wheat and a touch of "wet dog." A good smelling hef (wet dog is not necessarily bad).

A slightly plastic/modeling glue taste detracted a bit from what was otherwise probably a pretty good hef. Cloves and bananas, yeast and wheat, very typical once again.

Feel is average. Thin with a little carbonation tang, light body.

Average drink. Not a bad hef but not a great one either.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 20:40:57 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-24-2014 00:53:51 | More by Kegatron
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Lisadarling


3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-28-2012 21:18:15 | More by Lisadarling
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-19-2014 19:02:53 | More by BigGold
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YaloMac

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-12-2013 20:58:47 | More by YaloMac
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Eddsdds


3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-01-2013 02:35:19 | More by Eddsdds
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-19-2013 03:35:17 | More by crowbar540
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-18-2014 00:53:16 | More by mattmarka1
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-16-2014 19:05:16 | More by RocketCityVol
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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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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-09-2014 03:54:33 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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DmanGTR

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-10-2013 15:57:30 | More by DmanGTR
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.