Type
Origin
Glass
Description

The German word leicht means light, and as such these beers are light versions of Hefeweizen. Leicht Weissbier is top fermented and cloudy like Hefeweizen. The phenolic and estery aromas and flavors typical of Weissbiers are more subdued in Leichtes Weizen. Hop flavor and aroma are normally absent. The overall flavor profile is less complex than Hefeweizen due to decreased alcohol content. There is less yeasty flavor present. Leichtes Weissbier has diminished mouth feel relative to Hefeweizen, and is a low-bodied beer. No diacetyl should be perceived. The beer may have a broad range of color from pale golden to pale amber.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    3.5 - 15
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    10 - 15
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    2.0% - 2.8%
Flavor
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Not present to very low
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Very low to medium-low
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Mild Cheese
  • Entrée
    Seafood And Poultry Dishes, Salads
  • Dessert
    Key Lime Pie
Appearance
  • Clarity
    Hazy
  • Color
    Straw to copper-amber
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