The German word bernsteinfarben means amber colored, and as such, a Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen is dark yellow to amber in color. This beer style is characterized by a distinct sweet maltiness and caramel or bready character from the use of medium colored malts. Estery and phenolic elements of this Weissbier should be evident but subdued. Bernsteinfarbenes Weissbier is well attenuated and very highly carbonated, and hop bitterness is low. Hop flavor and aroma are absent. The percentage of wheat malt is at least 50 percent. If this is served with yeast, the beer may be appropriately very cloudy. No diacetyl should be perceived.

  • SRM Color Scale
    9 - 13
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    10 - 15
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    3.8% - 4.3%
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Not present
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Distinct sweet maltiness and caramel or bread-like character arises from the use of medium-colored malts
  • Carbonation
    Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
  • Color
    Amber to light brown
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