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Hefeweizen

Description:
A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat. A yeast that produces a unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast", hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance. Poured into a traditional Weizen glass, the Hefeweizen can be one sexy looking beer.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1997) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.404.416,131100
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.804.053,08896
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.004.063,02986
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.504.042,51789
Widmer HefeweizenWidmer Brothers Brewing Company4.903.291,71480
Ayinger Bräu WeissePrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.104.161,64793
Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs Brewing Company4.803.721,55782
In-Heat WheatFlying Dog Brewery4.703.511,44482
Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.603.491,40374
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.504.11,38995
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH5.403.971,35386
Dancing Man WheatNew Glarus Brewing Company7.204.221,11797
Shiner HefeweizenSpoetzl Brewery5.403.271,01281
Live Oak HefeWeizenLive Oak Brewing Company5.204.38957100
Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.203.1766-
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein GrünesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH6.204.0976199
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG5.503.8366390
Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräuhaus München5.103.964598
Franziskaner WeissbierSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.003.95540-
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier HellWürzburger Hofbräu AG4.903.9952192
Ebel's Weiss BeerTwo Brothers Brewing Company4.903.66496-
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenBrauerei Tucher Brau5.353.8845497
Kapuziner WeissbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.404.0440498
Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.703.6140281
Brooklyner WeisseBrooklyn Brewery5.003.8137392
Yuengling Summer WheatYuengling Brewery4.503.58367-
Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.68366-
Heinnieweisse WeissebierButternuts Beer & Ale4.903.39364-
Sunrise WeissVictory Brewing Company5.703.92356-
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.5534281
Organic Hefe-WeizenBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.5734095
Schöfferhofer HefeweizenBinding-Brauerei AG5.003.633883
Penn WeizenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.003.8633886
Schlafly HefeweizenThe Schlafly Tap Room4.103.3133780
The LoveStarr Hill Brewery4.603.52335-
Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.503.62318-
HefeweizenYazoo Brewing Company5.003.731082
Baltika #8 WheatBaltika Breweries5.003.5530961
Mad King's WeissVictory Brewing Company6.203.9306-
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixBinding-Brauerei AG2.503.41294-
Maisel's Weisse OriginalBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.5.403.86292-
Shotgun BettyLonerider Brewing5.803.64288-
Pyramid HefeweizenWalnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)5.203.26285-
Saranac HefeweizenMatt Brewing Company5.603.4728586
Winter CheersVictory Brewing Company6.703.58279-
Drunk Monk HefeweizenThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.504.07274-
Weisse Versa WheatKarbach Brewing Co.5.203.89270-
Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5125380
Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein BlondesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH4.904.1624897
Hefe WeissSprecher Brewing Company4.203.6524090
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