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Hefeweizen - Yazoo Brewing Company

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84
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339 Ratings
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | 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 Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Elicoleman, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of IBUnit63
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of ckeegan04. Am drinking this earlier than planned 'cause I'm bottling today and realized I'm out of bottles, so WTF?!

Pours a light grapefruit color...slightly turbid. Surprisingly enough there's not a whole lot of head to this deal. Interesting - at first looks more like an American wheat beer. Carbonation is prevalent and climbs slowly up the ladder.

There's a hint of the classic Hefe banana and clove esters with a hint of citric acidity...not quite grapefruit but maybe a pinch of lemon zest. Definitely brings around a good yeast scent and electricity. A little more hoppy than the average bear, maybe?

Damn, this is refreshing if nothing else...but of course there's something else. Way tart on the first gulp when cold but then the clove hits you like a Kung Fu throwing star. A little ginger, too...maybe? It's sharp all over, with a big dollop of yeast and wheat electricity. Hop bite may be subtle but not as subtle as expected for the style. Thoroughly quenching.

Palate feel may have a little too much citrus for my taste but it's still enjoyable. Hops and cloves mix it up well, but the cloves win this battle to keep it light and spritely. Finish is crisp and clean...no caffeine.

This one may not be yo' mammy's Hefeweizen but it's a solid hybrid of a classic Hefe and an American wheat, which is fine by me. And it's a little hoppier to me. Maybe a little bit of extra sourness is the only thing that is a little out of whack but this is a very palatable lawnmower concoction. Nicely done.

IBUnit63, May 26, 2009
Photo of joepais
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ckeegan04 for this one. My bottle was poured into a Wiezen glass it looked real nice three fingers worth of white head that goes to a thick lace. The body was a hazy yellow in color interrupted by a bubble or two coming from the bottom of the glass

Aromas of citrus' bubblegum and wheat with a slight sourness as well filled my nose

Flavors of citrus and spices and there is that sourness again it kind of works with this brew .This brew is light and crisp in the mouth.

Good drinkability as well although I haven't had too many I wouldn't drink again. You could kickback a few of these real easy like. A good try at a Hefe not my favorite but not the worst either

joepais, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of sommersb
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 03-25-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 03-08-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Weizen Glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Color is a semi-hazy straw yellow, topped by a white head of tight bubbles between 2 and 3 fingers. Both head retention and lacing are fair.

Aromas are first and foremost of banana, followed by some zesty notes like lemon. Other smells are clove spices and of bubblegum fruitiness and sweetness.

Taste is of banana fruitiness and delicately sweet wheat malt. Crisp, with a light amount of tart and no bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with carbonation on the high end. Aftertaste is fruity and slightly citrus-like and spicy.

Overall I'd rate this a refreshing and delightful wheat beer for the spring and summer.

sommersb, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly and white head into a weizen glass that disappeared way too quickly. the body was a slightly hazy, straw gold color.
s - yeasty with some straw hop aromas.
t - nice balance between lemons and bananas with a hint of yeastiness.
m - very crisp and thin, bubbly.
o - good hefe but i was very disappointed in the carbonation.

GPHarris, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original 2007 review (on-tap):
Pours to a nice head and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is traditional hefe--banana and clove. Flavor is typical hefe with spicy clovey notes and banana throughout. Nice wheat bite. Reminiscent of many other well-made American hefeweizens. An easy drinking, well-made hefeweizen.

Follow-up 2014: Just picked up a sixer at a Tupelo Kroger. Date bottled 01/22/14. Tasted fresh and the review holds true for the bottled product. The way a Hefe should taste. Wish I bought a whole case now... my hefe-loving wife will love this. Pick up some today.

Yazoo please head west. Arkansas and Oklahoma will support you.

EagleTalon, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +7.8%

justinm4bama, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of dcloeren
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Broadway Brewhouse

Pale honey gold with a finger of foamy bright white head. This beer is all kinds of hazy. Looks very enticing

The scent given off is dominated by bananas. Subtle clove background with some really nice bubblegum notes

The taste follows the nose. Great banana taste but lacking depth. Still, very refreshing

Medium bodied with ample amounts of carbonation.

I thought this was a very refreshing Hef and not a bad first beer for me to try in Nashville. I definitely recommend trying this out if you have a chance

dcloeren, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +7.8%

psmith161, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev +7.8%

ZachKelly, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Domvan
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%

Domvan, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Sazz9, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev -19.1%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

grumpygerman, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

weonfire, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of fishguyac
4.75/5  rDev +28%

fishguyac, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of swgwilt
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

swgwilt, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of NODAK
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose of banana and lemon for the most part. Searched around for the typical cloves in this style, but couldn't find them.

There's some banana on the front, though nowhere near cloying or too "forward". There's also the cloves there as well, which are noticeable in the body of the beer. The finish sees a bit of lemon, plus some sweet wheat that lingers after the swallow.

This is pretty much a hefeweizen by the textbook. It isn't among the absolute best that I've had, as I like bolder flavors in these beers, but it's done pretty well and seeing as how this is brewed in the city in which I live, I should drink it more.

NODAK, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of craft_shannie
3/5  rDev -19.1%

craft_shannie, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of mwar
2/5  rDev -46.1%

mwar, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of FanofHefe
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass. Hazy yellow body with a small head that faded quickly. Little lacing.

Decent aroma but light here as well. A little citrus and bready wheat. A hint of banana and spices in the background.

Solid hefeweisen flavor. Spicy yeast followed by banana and clove. Some light bubble gum in the background. More impressed with the flavor than I thought I would be.

Overall a nice representation of the style. Good for Yazoo.

FanofHefe, Jan 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

csmartin6, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.