About the Hefeweizen

The Hefeweizen (known as a Weissbier in its native Germany) is hundreds of years old and was originally brewed for Bavarian royalty. The commoners began to drinking this wheat beer in 1872 but the typical pale straw to gold-colored version that’s enjoyed today only became popular in the 1960s. Also characteristic of the style is a tall, dense cap of foam while the unfiltered ale is usually cloudy. Its aroma and palate have a moderate amount of phenols and esters that impart a scent of clove and banana. Hops are mild at best and the smell and taste may also contain wheat bread, vanilla, or even bubblegum. Its feel is usually medium-light to medium, seemingly creamy, and should be effervescent with high carbonation.

El Jefe is a German-style Hefeweizen by J. Wakefield Brewing that blends citrus and spice with wheat bread, coconut, and banana.

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Braupakt is a Hefeweizen brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The weissbier refreshingly blends doughy bread with floral hops, banana, and clove.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse is a Hefeweizen brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu that blends tart citrus and clove with banana and doughy bread.

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Cloud Chaser Hefeweizen, a German-style Hefeweizen by Crooked Can Brewing Company is spicy with clove and pepper; sweetened with banana and creamy wheat.

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Miami Weiss is a German-style Hefeweizen by MIA Beer Co. that features citrus and tropical fruit flavors with pepper and doughy bread.

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Krombacher Weizen, a Hefeweizen by Krombacher Brauerei offers flavors of banana, clove, and peppery hops atop a wheat base.

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Floridian Hefeweizen is a German-style Hefeweizen by Funky Buddha Brewery that blends banana and citrus with doughy wheat bread.

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