Description

Arguably one of the most recognizable beer styles, the German-style hefeweizen offers a striking beer experience thanks to the use of distinctive wheat malt, unique yeast and uncharateristic appearance. This wheat beer breaks from the German beer mold, showcasing yeast-driven fruit and spice as well as bearing an eye-catching mystique. Don’t let the cloudy hefeweizen deter you, this beer is one of the world’s most enjoyable styles for beer geeks and neophytes, alike. The refreshing qualities of this highlycarbonated style have kept it alive for centuries. Try one for yourself and experience why that is, firsthand. German-Style Hefeweizen The German-style hefeweizen is straw to amber in color and brewed with at least 50 percent malted wheat. The aroma and flavor of a weissbier comes largely from the yeast and is decidedly fruity (banana) and phenolic (clove). The intensity of these wildly differing flavor qualities varies depending on the brewer, but the two are most commonly balanced. Hefeweizen typically contains a low to moderate alcohol content and is considered to be the most popular amongst the German weissbier variety. Hefeweizen Beer In German, “hefe” refers to the yeast which remains in suspension giving the German beer its cloudy appearance, and “weizen” denotes the use of wheat. This wheat beer is at its best when poured into a weizen vase, a large curvaceous glass which showcases the beer’s beautiful glow and corrals its large, persistent foam cap given the style’s characteristic effervescence. A German weissbier must showcase the weizen yeast’s one-two punch of fruit and spice to be recognized as a German hefeweizen. The bright fruitiness of banana alongside the pungency of clove allow this beer to work well with a variety of lighter foods, such as salads, seafood and even a variety of egg dishes

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    3 - 9
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    10 - 15
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    4.9% - 5.6%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Mild
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop flavor is not perceived to very low. Hop bitterness is very low
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Malt sweetness is very low to medium-low
  • Yeast Esters
    Banana
  • Yeast Phenols
    Clove
Palate
  • Body
    Mouth-Coating
  • Carbonation
    High
  • Finish Length
    Short
  • Attenuation
    71 - 83
Ingredients
  • Hops
    German Noble
  • Malt
    Pilsner, Malted Wheat
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Weizen Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Chèvre, Obazda
  • Entrée
    Seafood, Pasta Tomato Arugula, Grilled Meat
  • Dessert
    Key Lime Pie
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Hazy
  • Color
    Straw to Amber
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