Hefeweizen | Yazoo Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
438 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
yazoobrew.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by clvand0 on 11-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
438
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
95
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 438 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of Waveoff
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I liked it but my family was not as much of a fan of the banana taste. I'm a pretty big Hefe fan and this is isn't the best but still solid and worth trying. Its on the lighter side of Hefe as far as mouthfeel. I'd like it a bit thicker.

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Photo of brunsojw
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of my favorite beers to drink during the spring and summer. Fruity with strong hints of banana. Just a little bit tart. Drinks very well.

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drowley
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ealanjones
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pretty good hefe, burnt orange color with appropriate head which does not take long to dissipate. You smell banana, a little clove and wheat, a little extra, though, from what you might expect. You will taste a little spice and don't be surprised if the spicy, bananay sweet finish lasts a bit. Medium body. This one is a little more true to form than what you might expect from some who call themselves "hefe".

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy light gold color, 1 inch off white head, good lacing

S: Banana, clove, bubblegum, bandaid

T: Sweet wheat malts, banana, clove, bubblegum, bandaid

M: Light to medium

O: Really good Hefeweizen. This is one of my favorite styles and I love to see American craft brewers give us their version. A really great representation.

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Photo of eblue33
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into weizen glass. It pours a cloudy, golden-orange color with a thin, milk-white head and minimal lacing. It smells of yeast, banana, orange, clove, wheat cracker, and a whiff of tobacco. It tastes like a classic hefeweizen, except that the flavors were rather subdued. There was less sweet citrus and it was a little more tart than I anticipated. There was no date on the bottle and the taste may have fallen off a little. That said, it's not a bad rendition of the style particularly when compared with its German cousins. It's light in body, nicely carbonated, and with an ABV of 5% it is welcome on a hot day. Overall, it's a creditable American Hefeweizen. It isn't Weihanstefphaner, Franziskaner or Ayinger but it is comparable to Flying Dog and close to Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis.

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Photo of philbe311
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiteam94
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Usually, am not a hefe fan but I tried this during a brewery tour and it was awesome and really took me for a surprise. Definitely would drink this again!

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Photo of jordanian2
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Almasi_
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light hazy yellow, white cap.

Aroma: Sweet malt wrapped in spiced yellow fruit.

Taste: Just the way it sniffs with the fruit and spice more prominent than in the aroma. Hops barely perceptible but a tartness emerges mid palate right through to the finish which is clean with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Texture: Relatively thin.

Overall: A little disjointed for me, the parts are correct but don't come together in the seamless whole that the Germans pull off routinely. For effort I would grade it a C. It looks, smells and taste like a Hefe but is a mite tart to serve as an introductory brew. I might mix it with some lager and see how that turns out.

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Hefeweizen from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 438 ratings.
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