German Ales: Hefeweizen
Notes: These beers are made with at least 50 percent malted wheat. Hefeweizens are very highly carbonated. These beers are typically (though not always) roused during pouring, and when yeast is present, they will have a yeasty ﬂavor and a characteristically fuller mouthfeel.
- Color: Straw to amber
- Clarity: If served with yeast, appearance may be very cloudy.
- Malt Profile: Very low to medium-low
- Hop Profile: Not present to very low
- Bitterness: Very low
- Fermentation: Med-low to med-high fruity and phenolic attributes are hallmarks of this style. Phenolic attributes such as clove, nutmeg, smoke and vanilla are present. Banana ester aroma and ﬂavor should be present at low to medium-high levels. Diacetyl should not be present.
- Body: Medium to full
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Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.