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BJCP 2015 Guideline

German Wheat Beer Weissbier

BJCP 10A

BJCP 2015 10A Weissbier example
10A - Weissbier

 

Overall Impression

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

Comments

These are refreshing, fast-maturing beers that are lightly hopped and show a unique banana-and-clove yeast character. These beers often don't age well and are best enjoyed while young and fresh. The version mit hefe is served with suspended yeast; the krystal version is filtered for excellent clarity. The character of a krystal weizen is generally fruitier and less phenolic than that of the weissbier mit hefe. May be known as hefeweizen, particularly in the United States.

Commercial Examples

Ayinger Bräu Weisse, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen Naturtrüb, Schneider Weisse Unser Original, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

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VITAL

  • OG:  1044 - 1052
  • FG:  1010 - 1014
  • ABV: 4.3 - 5.6
  • IBU: 8 - 15
  • SRM: 2 - 6
BJCP 2015 10A - Weissbier Commercial Example
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