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Style: Hefeweizen
 
Style Information
Technically speaking, the term Hefeweizen refers to wheat beer in its traditional, unfiltered form. Since the yeast has not been filtered from the beer, it has a cloudy appearance. The style is made with at least 50% malted wheat and hop notes are very low.

The color of a Hefeweizen should be pale yellow to pale amber, with a notable cloudy appearance. The aroma should have notable phenolic character, with notes of cloves, bananas, bubble gum or vanilla. The taste should mirror the aroma, with notes of sweet fruits like bananas, cloves, spices and a slight sweetness. Bready yeast flavors should also be noted. The feel should be medium to full bodied. ABV should be 4.9% to 5.5%. IBUs should be very low at 10 to 15.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Weizen Glass A wheat beer glass is a glass that is used to serve wheat beer, known also as weizenbier or hefeweizen. It is much taller than a pint glass, and is considerably wider at the top than at the base,... [more]

Top Consumed Hefeweizen
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company64
2. HefeWeizen by Live Oak Brewery48
3. Kellerweis Hefeweizen by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.47
4. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier by Brauerei Weihenstephan43
5. Weisse Versa by Karbach Brewing Co.43
6. Hefe Weizen by Summit Brewing Company42
7. Hefe Weizen by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery37
8. Unplugged Imperial Weizen by New Glarus Brewing Company24
9. Hefeweizen by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.14
10. Ginger In The Rye (Rye Munich Weizen) by Short's Brewing Company13

Top Reviews Hefeweizen
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Imperial Hefeweizen by Tyranena Brewing Company92
2. Hefeweizen by August Schell Brewing Co., Inc.90
3. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier by Brauerei Weihenstephan89
4. Wiesen Edel-Weisse by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH88
5. Dancing Man Wheat by New Glarus Brewing Company84
6. Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub by Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH83
7. Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen-Weisse by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH83
8. Heavy Weizen (Imperial Unfiltered Wheat Ale) by Southern Tier Brewing Company83
9. Solace by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.82
10. County Line #1: Belgiweizen by Good People Brewing Co82