Hefeweizen

summer

Prost! To summer time and one of our favorite classic German styles.

Let's celebrate patio season with our take on this slightly hopped Bavarian staple.

History

"Hefe" meaning 'yeast', and "weizen" meaning 'wheat', come together nicely to create this traditional Bavarian bier. First made in the 16th century in the Bavarian Forest around the same time as some popular Bavarian lagers. Also due to German law, Weizenbier must consist of at least 50% malted wheat. The style is identified by its unique yeast strain and the large portion of wheat in the malt bill. With the invention of refrigeration and increased lager production, the style almost fell out of production until the late 1960's. Now raging with popularity, this style is for sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Appearance

Hazy golden with a white creamy head

Aroma

Wheat plays a light backdrop to the esters - which reminisce of clove and hints of banana.

Flavor

Prominent wheat flavors two-step with clove, banana, and slight citrus

Overview

  • ABV: 5.2
  • IBU: 18
  • OG: 1.050
  • FG: 1.011
  • SRM: 4.3

Food Pairing

Brats of course, seafood, citrus salads, pretzels, or your basic Sunday picnic

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