Hefeweizen | Yazoo Brewing Company

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84
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438 Ratings
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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 Back_in_the_Saddle
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ah, the hefeweizen and this one a fine one by a company I can't get where I currently live. Thanks Matt for sending.
This was poured into a weizen glass.
The appearance was a nice cloudy burnt orange color with a thick foamy three finger white head that dissipated within less than about a minute. Lingering stringy and foamy lacing slides into the beer.
The smell takes all of the pieces of a true hefeweizen - banana esters, clove and sweet wheaty malts to boot and stiffen up my nose with the pizazz I should expect of this style.
The taste was sweet backed up nicely by the spice with the expected kick of the wheat to lay down on my taste buds nicely. Lingering spicy to banana estery aftertaste leads into a wet sweet finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium in body with a clean crisp refreshing sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to run correctly for the style and for me.
Overall, personally, I think this was an exceptionally well made hefeweizen despite what I see by others. Points for this beer because it is truer to style than other so-called hefeweizens on the market made by American brewers that lean closer to the pale wheat ale style. If I lived in Tennessee, I'd be pounding this in the Summer all of the time.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yazoo Brewing Company Hefeweizen
on tap @ Broadway Brewhouse (Mojo), Nashville, TN - 5 April 2015
$5 "pint" glass

Not my first Yazoo hefe, and certainly not my last, this was the one reliable beer that I could always find during my visit to Nashville. Not that there weren't other solid beers (Tennessee Brew Works Extra Easy comes to mind), but this one just seemed to be everywhere. I grabbed some bottles at Trader Joe's to keep in my hotel room, and I even had a pint at the airport on my way out... all in all, over the period of 5 days that I was there I probably had one pint a day in just as many different places. So, the beer...

It's a little bit on the light side, not quite hitting "medium bodied", but it's still flavorful. They've taken the yeast pretty much full-throttle and it's loaded with banana, clove/bubble gum, wheat, yeast, and lemon. It's everything you'd expect from a Bavarian hefeweizen without all of the body and malt - although there is still malt there, displaying wheat and a yeast influenced "banana bread" character. As might be expected the bitterness level is fairly low, but it still finishes semi-dry. It's a hefeweizen that's a little bit lighter for drinking in the southern heat, and I hate to say it but it's "less filling", refreshing, and really quite drinkable - and that's where it shines.

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Photo of groggycorpse196
4.99/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent. Great looking cloudy golden. Smooth taste

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Photo of ejk99
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a hazy, golden straw coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling in the body, and a halo of white head. Aromas of banana, bubblegum, cloves, nutmeg, all spice, grains of paradise, lemon zest, and hints of cream. Flavors are banana cream forward, very sweet and balanced, with a bready backbone, and hints of the spice blend, with clove and grains of paradise most noticeable. Very balanced. The body is smooth, but light, with a crisp edge from the carbonation. The aftertaste is a slightly spiced, sweet blend that almost tastes like banana cream pudding, with a hint of lemon zest coming through again. The finish is light, smooth, with a crispness at the very end. Refreshing beer.

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Photo of VonZipper
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaya
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I expected more banana but it was pleasant. Period.

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Photo of edhizdeid
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Come to the conclusion that I simply don't like Hefe@(

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz beer poured into shaker pint

A: gold on color not much head decent clarity

S: banana for miles and for some reason makes me think of banana nut bread so maybe some yeasty dough

T: fairly sweet beer clove and lots of banana

M: clean and light on the tongue refreshing somewhat

O: it's an ok hefe seems fairly one dimensional the smell is probably the best part

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Photo of Lahoi
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a good beer for its style. Everything about it was typical of a good Hefeweizen.

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Photo of torwart68
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyved
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer isn't really my thing, but I see the appeal. It looks and smells good (very fruity smell), but I'm not super crazy about the taste or feel. Too thin for my taste also. Overall, it's not bad. I like it (a little bit).

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Photo of stclairvoyant
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw color with a thick rocky white head. Great duration and lacing. Aromas primarily banana, wheat, dough, and some clove. Taste follows with great estery banana and floral notes, nice doughy wheat, and some clove. Not much bubblegum, which is fine with me.

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Photo of George1005
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benh777
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jericho7x
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First time having this and new to this style of beer. Head left quickly. Smells of banana and bread. Light. Seems watery or maybe thin in the mouth. Pretty good taste, but not great by any means. Little tart on finish? If you want to stay away from hops, try this type.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

one of the lighter takes on the style i have had in awhile, i can see the appeal though in a humid tennessee summer. there is almost no body to this, not that it feels watery, but its super light and i find it unbecoming to the style in general, but with the citrus notes in here, it almost flirts the wit line at times, and i think it works in this one instance. an exception to the rule if you will. sunny colored beer, hazy, but still more clear than opaque. not the big creamy head i like in these either, but i have already accepted this as something different. nose and taste of preserved lemons and belgian spicy yeast, less banana than others, which also keeps it light. its a good thing its super well charged in the feel, any less this would seem watery and lose its capacity for refreshment. one of those beers you could lose track of and drink 15 of, but i prefer a slightly meatier hefe, even though the context of this one is not lost on me. cool beer, a little basic, and a little less compelling than others they make, but tasty enough for sure.

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Photo of richj1970
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Light wheat and grassy aroma, signature of the Hefeweizen Style.

The initial head dissipated quickly, and the mouthfeel is a little thin.

A nice little Hef.

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Photo of Beerdrinkingmadscientist
4.64/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale/wheat ale taste at first with a weaker banana after taste. A different but great taste for a sunny day!

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