From our Brewmaster, Charles: “Hefewiezen is a traditional German wheat beer. This ale has the classic banana and clove aroma and flavor you expect from a wheat beer, and cloudy appearance from the yeast. It’s perfect for hot summer days.”
By the numbers:
- 12 IBU’s
- 5% ABV
What to expect:
Hefeweizen is a smooth, mellow, traditional wheat beer that comes characteristically unfiltered and bottle-conditioned. Its distinctive golden, cloudy glow and pure white head let you know you’re in for a tall, cool and refreshing drink. Enjoy your Hefeweizen with shellfish or legumes to note its palate cleansing ability. Or, just clink glasses and enjoy this refreshing brew on its own merit.
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Some history to sip on:
Wheat beer is usually top-fermented and brewed with a large proportion of wheat relative to the amount of malted barley. The Hefeweizen style is particularly noted for its low hop bitterness (about 15 IBUs) and relatively high carbonation (approaching four volumes), considered important to balance the beer’s relatively malty sweetness. Another balancing flavor note unique to Hefeweizen beer is its phenolic character; its signature phenol is 4-vinyl guaiacol, a metabolite of ferulic acid, the result of fermentation by top-fermenting yeast appropriate for the style. Hefeweizen’s phenolic character has been described as “clove” and “medicinal” but also smoky. Other more typical but less assertive flavor notes produced by Weißbier yeast include “banana”, “bubble gum”, and sometimes “vanilla”. (via Wikipedia)