German Hefeweizen

A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) typically made with a ratio of 50 percent barley to 50 percent wheat. Sometimes the percentage of wheat is even higher. "Hefe" means "with yeast," hence the beer's unfiltered and cloudy appearance. The particular ale yeast used produces unique esters and phenols of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, and notes of bubblegum or apples. Hefeweizens are typified by little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to cut the wheat or yeasty edge, some may find this to be either a flavorful snap or an insult that can damage the beer's taste and head retention.

ABV: 4.0–7.0% | IBU: 10–15 | Glassware: Weizen Glass

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Weihenstephaner HefeweissbierBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.408,7804.41
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.004,7374.06
KellerweisSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.804,1464.04
Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier NaturtrübPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG5.503,6284.05
Ayinger Bräu WeissePrivatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying5.102,3434.17
Widmer HefeweizenWidmer Brothers Brewing Company4.902,1593.32
Erdinger WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.602,0603.54
DreamWeaver WheatTröegs Brewing Company4.801,9963.72
Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser OriginalWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH5.401,8323.98
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH5.501,7984.1
HefeWeizenLive Oak Brewing Company5.301,7474.34
HefeweizenFlying Dog Brewery4.701,6163.51
Dancing ManNew Glarus Brewing Company7.201,4094.21
Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräuhaus München5.101,2063.9
Schneider Weisse Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-WeisseWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH6.201,0924.08
HefeweizenSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.401,0823.29
König Ludwig WeissKaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG5.509493.86
Pyramid HefeweizenPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.209183.12
Schofferhofer Hefeweizen Grapefruit BierBinding-Brauerei AG2.508843.52
Winter CheersVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown6.707993.6
Samuel Adams HefeweizenBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.407853.22
Ebel's Weiss BeerTwo Brothers Brewing Company4.907013.69
Floridian HefeweizenFunky Buddha Brewery5.206783.76
Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier HellWürzburger Hofbräu AG5.306724.01
Erdinger Oktoberfest WeissbierErdinger Weissbräu5.706593.64
Tucher Helles Hefe WeizenBrauerei Tucher Brau5.356053.9
Kapuziner WeissbierKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.405484.03
Schöfferhofer HefeweizenBinding-Brauerei AG5.005283.65
Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen AleLonerider Brewing Company5.804983.67
Andechser Weissbier HellKlosterbrauerei Andechs5.504894.16
Weisse OriginalBrauerei Gebrüder Maisel GmbH & Co.5.404883.9
The Love Wheat BeerStarr Hill Brewery5.104723.54
HefeweizenYazoo Brewing Company5.004693.71
Weisse Versa WheatKarbach Brewing Co.5.204683.83
HefeweizenThe Schlafly Tap Room4.104623.32
Mad King's WeissVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown6.204563.86
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style HefeweizenTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.304463.56
Weihenstephaner / Sierra Nevada - BraupaktBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan6.004394.13
Sweetwater Waterkeeper HefeweizenSweetWater Brewing Company5.704343.53
Gordon Biersch HefeweizenGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.504293.63
Organic Hefe-WeizenBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.104263.59
Heinnieweisse WeissebierButternuts Beer & Ale4.904083.4
No Limits HefeweizenTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003983.74
Brooklyner WeisseBrooklyn Brewery5.003893.8
Penn WeizenPennsylvania Brewing Company5.003873.86
Drunk Monk Hefeweizen3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.503804.08
Baltika #8 WheatBaltika Breweries5.003693.52
Royal WeisseSly Fox Brewing Company5.403673.82
Schneider Weisse Tap 1 Mein BlondesWeisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH4.903614.14
Benediktiner WeissbierKlosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH5.403293.8
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