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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Light Hybrid Beer - American Wheat or Rye Beer

BJCP 6D

BJCP 2008 6D American Wheat or Rye Beer style example
6D - Light Hybrid Beer / American Wheat or Rye Beer

 

IMPRESSION

Refreshing wheat or rye beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins.

COMMENTS

Different variations exist, from an easy-drinking fairly sweet beer to a dry, aggressively hopped beer with a strong wheat or rye flavor. Dark versions approximating dunkelweizens (with darker, richer malt flavors in addition to the color) should be entered in the Specialty Beer category. THE BREWER SHOULD SPECIFY IF RYE IS USED; IF NO DOMINANT GRAIN IS SPECIFIED, WHEAT WILL BE ASSUMED.

EXAMPLES

Bell's Oberon, Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen, Three Floyds Gumballhead, Pyramid Hefe-Weizen, Widmer Hefeweizen, Sierra Nevada Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Anchor Summer Beer, Redhook Sunrye, Real Ale Full Moon Pale Rye

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

View Style on BJCP Website

VITAL

OG: 1.040-1.055
FG: 1.008-1.013
IBU: 15-30
SRM: 3.0-6.0
ABV: 4.0-5.5%

BJCP 2008 6D American Wheat or Rye Beer style example
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