German Ales: Weizen/Weissbier
Notes: These beers are made with at least 50 percent malted wheat. They have no yeast ﬂavor and they exhibit a cleaner, drier mouthfeel than counterparts served with yeast.
- Color: Straw to amber
- Clarity: Clear with no chill haze present. Because the beer is ﬁltered, no yeast should be present.
- Malt Profile: Malt sweetness is very low to medium-low
- Hop Profile: Not present to very low
- Bitterness: Very low
- Fermentation: The aroma and flavor are very similar to Hefeweizen with the caveat that fruity and phenolic characters are not combined with the yeasty ﬂavor and fuller-bodied mouthfeel of yeast. The phenolic characteristics are often described as clove-like or nutmeg-like and can be smoky or even vanilla-like. A Banana-like ester aroma and flavor is often present. Diacetyl should not be present. Kristal Weizens are well attenuated and very highly carbonated.
- Body: Medium to full
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Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.
No beers have been reviewed in the style.