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  • Weissbier (Weizen)

    Weissbier (Weizen)

    Aroma: Moderate to strong phenols (usually clove) and fruity esters (usually banana). The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components can vary but the best examples are reasonably balanced and fairly prominent. Noble hop character ranges from low to none. A light to moderate wheat aroma (which might be perceived as bready or grainy) may be present but other malt characteristics should not. No diacetyl or DMS. Optional, but acceptable, aromatics can include a light, citrusy tartness, a light to moderate vanilla character, and/or a low bubblegum aroma. None of these optional characteristics should be high or dominant, but often can add to the complexity and balance.

    Appearance: Pale straw to very dark gold in color. A very thick, moussy, long-lasting white head is characteristic. The high protein content of wheat impairs clarity in an unfiltered beer, although the level of haze is somewhat variable. A beer “mit hefe” is also cloudy from suspended yeast sediment (which should be roused before drinking). The filtered Krystal version has no yeast and is brilliantly clear.

    Flavor: Low to moderately strong banana and clove flavor. The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components can vary but the best examples are reasonably balanced and fairly prominent. Optionally, a very light to moderate vanilla character and/or low bubblegum notes can accentuate the banana flavor, sweetness and roundness; neither should be dominant if present. The soft, somewhat bready or grainy flavor of wheat is complementary, as is a slightly sweet Pils malt character. Hop flavor is very low to none, and hop bitterness is very low to moderately low. A tart, citrusy character from yeast and high carbonation is often present. Well rounded, flavorful palate with a relatively dry finish. No diacetyl or DMS.

    Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body; never heavy. Suspended yeast may increase the perception of body. The texture of wheat imparts the sensation of a fluffy, creamy fullness that may progress to a light, spritzy finish aided by high carbonation. Always effervescent.

    Overall Impression: A pale, refreshing German wheat beer with high carbonation, dry finish, a fluffy mouthfeel, and a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character.

     


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    1.044 - 1.052 1.010 - 1.014 8 - 15 2 - 8 4.3 - 5.6%
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    Augustiner Weißbier
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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    • Bottled 500ML
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    Boston Breweries  Johnny Gold Weiss
    M monk   7 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    • Bottled 500ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    5%
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    Available Year-round
     
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    Bridge Road Hans Klopek's Hefe Weizen
    M monk   7 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    • On Tap
    • Bottled 330ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    5%
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    DuClaw 13 Degrees
    M monk   8 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    • On Tap
    • Case - Bottles
    • Bottled 12oz
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    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    13 IBU's
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    F friar   9 0 0 1

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    Serving types:
    • Bottled 12oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    5%
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    Available Year-round
     
    0 (0)
    Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb
    T thecellarmonk   9 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    • 30L Keg
    • Bottled 12oz
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    Hacker-Pschorr Weisse
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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    • Bottled 330ML
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    Hook Norton Summer Haze
    M monk   5 0 1 0

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    Jacob Kristall Weissbier
    M monk   4 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    • Bottled 500ML
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    Jacob Leichtes Weissbier
    M monk   7 0 1 0

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    • Bottled 500ML
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