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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.404.416,941100
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.004.073,42186
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.804.053,41696
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.504.042,83289
Widmer HefeweizenWidmer Brothers Brewing Company4.903.31,87180
Ayinger Bräu WeissePrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.104.161,84792
Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs Brewing Company4.803.721,73382
Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.603.51,59574
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.504.091,52995
In-Heat WheatFlying Dog Brewery4.703.511,52982
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH5.403.981,48887
Dancing Man WheatNew Glarus Brewing Company7.204.211,23596
Live Oak HefeWeizenLive Oak Brewing Company5.204.391,092100
Shiner HefeweizenSpoetzl Brewery5.403.281,05781
Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.203.11823-
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein GrünesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH6.204.0982398
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG5.503.8573589
Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräuhaus München5.103.969897
Franziskaner WeissbierSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.003.95644-
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier HellWürzburger Hofbräu AG5.303.9956692
Ebel's Weiss BeerTwo Brothers Brewing Company4.903.67562-
Winter CheersVictory Brewing Company6.703.57541-
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenBrauerei Tucher Brau5.353.8850097
Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.703.6249581
Kapuziner WeissbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.404.0444898
Yuengling Summer WheatYuengling Brewery4.503.56445-
Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.64409-
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixBinding-Brauerei AG2.503.45405-
Schöfferhofer HefeweizenBinding-Brauerei AG5.003.6239583
The LoveStarr Hill Brewery4.603.53389-
Brooklyner WeisseBrooklyn Brewery5.003.838492
Schlafly HefeweizenThe Schlafly Tap Room4.103.3237980
Heinnieweisse WeissebierButternuts Beer & Ale4.903.4374-
Mad King's WeissVictory Brewing Company6.203.86371-
Organic Hefe-WeizenBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.5736795
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.5636581
Sunrise WeissVictory Brewing Company5.703.92361-
Shotgun Betty HefeweizenLonerider Brewing Company5.803.65356-
Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.503.6235583
Penn WeizenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.003.8635387
HefeweizenYazoo Brewing Company5.003.735282
Maisel's Weisse OriginalBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.5.403.86344-
Drunk Monk Hefeweizen3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.504.08328-
Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5232780
Baltika #8 WheatBaltika Breweries5.003.5432560
Weisse Versa WheatKarbach Brewing Co.5.203.8432580
Saranac HefeweizenMatt Brewing Company5.603.4729385
Pyramid HefeweizenWalnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)5.203.26291-
Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein BlondesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH4.904.1528796
Hofbräu München Hefe WeizenHofbräuhaus München5.403.89272-
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