What beer is a Hefeweizen?

What beer is a Hefeweizen?

Hefeweizen is a type of weiss beer—German for “white beer.” Hefeweizen itself translates to “yeast wheat” in German. Made up of >50% wheat, weiss beers are characterized by a strong presence of banana and clove, even vanilla or bubblegum, in the aroma and flavor.

What does Hefeweizen beer taste like?

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).

Is Hefeweizen a good beer?

Some bubblegum fruitiness adds complexity, in what is just a superior American hefeweizen (in the German style) all around. An excellent beer.

Why is Hefeweizen so good?

Though brewed year-round in Germany (and by several craft brewers in the States), Hefeweizen is very popular as a seasonal beer. Its light fruitiness and zesty carbonation make it perfect for warm-weather drinking. “I think it’s just proven to be a really good thirst-quenching summer beer,” Lambourne says.

What’s a good Hefeweizen?

25 of the Best Hefeweizens, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

  • Sketchbook Brewing Cumulus (79)
  • Ayinger Brauweisse (79)
  • Andechser Weissbier Hell (85)
  • Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen (86)
  • Pinkus Hefe Weizen (86)
  • Wektenburger Kloster Hefeweisbier (86)
  • Erdinger Weissbier (88)
  • Pyramid Breweries Hefeweizen (88)

Is Hefeweizen an ale or lager?

The top-fermentation style designates hefeweizen as ale. It’s generally a crisp, drinkable brew with a low to moderate alcohol content. The suspended yeast gives hefeweizen a cloudy appearance, its most notable characteristic. In contrast, German pilsner is a bottom-fermented lager.

What is the best Hefeweizen?

Hefeweizen. The yeast contributes to the mouth-feel and medium body, with yeasty esters evoking banana aroma and flavor, as well as the phenolic spiciness of clove and sometimes vanilla. Some of the best Hefeweizen food pairings include German fare and seafood dishes.

How many calories are in a Hefeweizen beer?

There are 156 calories in a 1 bottle serving of Widmer Hefeweizen. Calorie breakdown: 0% fat, 96% carbs, 4% protein.

What does Hefeweizen mean?

Hefeweizen (pronounced hay-fuh-veyt-ssenn not haffie-vi-zon) is the more popular word among Americans for what Germans call weissbier or weizenbier. This style predates lagers and pale ales. Weissbier, which means “white beer,” was initially used to described wheat beers because they were paler in color to the typical beers brewed in Germany.

What is a Berliner Weisse?

Berliner Weisse. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Berliner Weisse (German: Berliner Weiße) is a cloudy, sour beer of around 3% alcohol by volume. It is a regional variation on the white beer style from Northern Germany, dating back to at least the 16th century.