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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 2123) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.404.416,451100
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis HefeweizenSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.804.053,21696
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.004.073,18086
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.504.042,65189
Widmer HefeweizenWidmer Brothers Brewing Company4.903.31,78480
Ayinger Bräu WeissePrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.104.161,73093
Tröegs DreamWeaver WheatTröegs Brewing Company4.803.721,63582
Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.603.491,48974
In-Heat WheatFlying Dog Brewery4.703.511,47982
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.504.091,44195
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH5.403.971,41386
Dancing Man WheatNew Glarus Brewing Company7.204.221,17997
Shiner HefeweizenSpoetzl Brewery5.403.281,03781
Live Oak HefeWeizenLive Oak Brewing Company5.204.391,014100
Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.203.11792-
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Mein GrünesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH6.204.0978199
König Ludwig Weiss (Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen)Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG5.503.8369590
Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräuhaus München5.103.967198
Franziskaner WeissbierSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.003.94584-
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier HellWürzburger Hofbräu AG4.903.9954192
Ebel's Weiss BeerTwo Brothers Brewing Company4.903.66524-
Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.703.6247281
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenBrauerei Tucher Brau5.353.8846997
Yuengling Summer WheatYuengling Brewery4.503.57422-
Kapuziner WeissbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.404.0442298
Brooklyner WeisseBrooklyn Brewery5.003.837992
Saint Arnold WeedwackerSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.66379-
Heinnieweisse WeissebierButternuts Beer & Ale4.903.4368-
Schöfferhofer HefeweizenBinding-Brauerei AG5.003.6136383
Sunrise WeissVictory Brewing Company5.703.92359-
Organic Hefe-WeizenBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.103.5635495
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-MixBinding-Brauerei AG2.503.43354-
The LoveStarr Hill Brewery4.603.51352-
Schlafly HefeweizenThe Schlafly Tap Room4.103.3235280
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.303.5534981
Penn WeizenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.003.8734586
Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.503.62339-
Mad King's WeissVictory Brewing Company6.203.87333-
HefeweizenYazoo Brewing Company5.003.7132582
Shotgun Betty HefeweizenLonerider Brewing Company5.803.63320-
Baltika #8 WheatBaltika Breweries5.003.5531661
Maisel's Weisse OriginalBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.5.403.86314-
Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5231180
Drunk Monk HefeweizenThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.504.08307-
Pyramid HefeweizenWalnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)5.203.27290-
Winter CheersVictory Brewing Company6.703.58290-
Weisse Versa WheatKarbach Brewing Co.5.203.88287-
Saranac HefeweizenMatt Brewing Company5.603.4628786
Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein BlondesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH4.904.1626197
Hefe WeissSprecher Brewing Company4.203.6525190
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