Fluffiest Beer

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  1. ZachWolf

    ZachWolf Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2015 California

    I love wheat beers. I love their flavors, but I think what makes them special to me is their very very "fluffy" most feel. I was wondering what everyone thinks of this, and the fluffiest beer you have had, whether wheat or not?
     
  2. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (318) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Fluff... Uh huh
     
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  3. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    I think what you're referring to is the high-carbonation on most belgian styles. The heavy carb actually smoothes the beer out a lot of times and makes it seem airy. Ara Bier is probably the most visually "fluffy" beer I've had. Most wild-farmhouse beers have a very nice effervescent character. You should probably try getting your hands in some trippels and hefeweizens as well. If you're talking true wheat beer you will love those styles. American versions are good, but often too clean.
     
  4. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,956) Dec 25, 2003 California
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    Kitten Brau!
     
  5. DaverCS

    DaverCS Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2014 Arizona

    I know I always appreciate an excellently crafted German Hefe. They pour extremely fluffy! Nothing says summer like a good Weihenstephaner or Paulaner!
     
  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,634) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I get the question. Old Mecklenburg Pils, big creamy head like two inches worth. IBUs under 30, I can pull a Pils glass in one swallow, very smooth and mild,lots of flavor.
     
  7. bigorange

    bigorange Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    Evil Twin, Disco Beer. I can't get it on the east coast but every year when visiting Calgary I pick up a few. Tuesday night I had one out there and it "fluffed" up as it always does. Even with a super slow careful poor I always get a ~3" head with yeast residue and the beer it's self is rather creamy for a DIPA.
     
  8. sharpski

    sharpski Savant (908) Oct 11, 2010 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    I found Velvet Merkin to be super fluffy, especially for the ABV.
     
  9. mstrcrwly

    mstrcrwly Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2013 New York

    I'll pass on this thread...now back to my Todd the Axeman
     
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  10. Erlkoenig

    Erlkoenig Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2015 Colorado

    I'm with the guys suggesting Hefeweizen. To me, they're the best of wheat. Dunkelweizen are also worth checking out in my opinion. Nice and malty? Check. Nice and fluffy? Check.

    For a really full-bodied, fluffy Dunkelweizen, I'd suggest Kapuziner Schwarz-Weizen. Super thick, but so drinkable. You'd better like bread, though. You'll be drinking a loaf of it.
     
  11. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,893) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I'm with you on the 'fluffy' description. When I first experienced that mouthfeel sensation, I didn't like it. Unlike you, I stayed away from wheat beers because of it. Nowadays I will drink hoppy wheat beers, but most of the other wheats are low on my 'like' list.

    I did a search of the beer section using 'wheat' as by keyword, and here's the list. I glanced at the first few, and they seem fairly easy to find if you want more of these wheat beers. http://www.beeradvocate.com/search/?q=Wheat&qt=beer
     
  12. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Fluffer Nutter
     
  13. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    Casey East Bank
     
  14. MistahBeah

    MistahBeah Initiate (0) May 12, 2013 Massachusetts

    I think Brooklyn Black Ops has a very wispy fluffiness to it. But I don't think it's worth the price
     
  15. Bigbadboris

    Bigbadboris Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 New Jersey

    First thing i thought of was a fluffy head.....Green Flash Rayon Vert. As long as you can pour the damn thing without pouring a glass of foam, that shit is fluffier than Gabriel Iglesias.
     
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  16. Buschyfor3

    Buschyfor3 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2009 Kentucky

    Tripel Karmeliet and La Fin du Monde come to mind as being "fluffy" on the mouthfeel. I also describe it as somewhat "powdery" but fluffy is another good way to describe it. Also, I think that beers fermented with champagne yeast seem to feature a fluffy mouth feel as a result - Brooklyn Local 2 had that and was powdery/fluffy (and as @MistahBeah said in the post above) Brooklyn Black Ops is also brewed using champagne yeast.
     
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  17. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,438) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits...
     
  18. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I would describe Gumballhead as fluffy.
     
  19. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (543) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    Um... New Glarus Berliner?
     
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  20. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Utah

    Franziskaner Hefeweiss
     
  21. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    I would love for someone to make a fluffernutter imperial porter.
    Just sayin'
     
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  22. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    Last years version was extremely fluffy! Delicious as well, for those with the patience to pour it in a glass.
     
  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,888) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Most highly attenuated sasions are very fluffy. And most of New Glarus lagers
     
  24. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Canada (ON)

  25. scbeerman

    scbeerman Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss bier
    Creature Comforts Tropicalia has a super soft, "pillowy" mouthfeel to it.
     
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  26. Dravin

    Dravin Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Indiana

    I'm enjoying a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel right now and I agree with your summation. It's like a tasty malty fluffy party in my mouth.
     
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  27. Erlkoenig

    Erlkoenig Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2015 Colorado

    My WS bro! You can never go wrong with Weihenstephaner. Still, their Dunkel in particular I haven't quite figured out. Don't know how I feel about it, aside from it being amazing like the rest of their brews. But I digress.
     
  28. Dravin

    Dravin Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Indiana

    It's my first dunkelweizen, but it won't be my last. :slight_smile:
     
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  29. Pantalones

    Pantalones Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2014 Virginia

    I've never had a dunkelweizen so far, but this sounds really good. Might have to look around the imports section of the local beer/wine store the next time I'm not-broke enough to set foot in there and see if I can find some to try.
     
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  30. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (650) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Tree House green.
     
  31. ChuckHardslab

    ChuckHardslab Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Texas

    Live Oak Hefeweizen is one of my faves.
     
  32. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (268) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    I think the warmer the beer gets, the closer it is to what you're asking
    That said what you're looking for is a nice Belgian IPA (any temp) :sunglasses:
     
  33. BowWowWowYippyYoIPA

    BowWowWowYippyYoIPA Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2014 California
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  34. Rothobinide

    Rothobinide Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2014 California

    The Hop Concept - Lemon & Grassy has a nice, high-carb fluff to it
     
  35. ivegot3Dvision

    ivegot3Dvision Zealot (538) Feb 9, 2015 Oregon
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    I don't know if anyone has said it yet, but Ommegang beers are pretty easy to find and usually have a very high carbonation, plus the beers are just fantastic.
     
  36. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (1,677) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Exactly what I was going to say. Sometimes I have a hard time getting anything but foam in the glass.
     
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  37. HeavensGoblet

    HeavensGoblet Initiate (63) Apr 21, 2015 Massachusetts

    Tree House Lights On has one of the softest mouthfeels i've ever experienced. And its an APA! Go figure
     
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