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BJCP 2008 Guideline

German Wheat and Rye Beer - Weizen/Weissbier

BJCP 15A

BJCP 2008 15A Weizen/Weissbier style example
15A - German Wheat and Rye Beer / Weizen/Weissbier

 

IMPRESSION

A pale, spicy, fruity, refreshing wheat-based ale.

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 yeast sediment stirred in; the krystal version is filtered for excellent clarity. Bottles with yeast are traditionally swirled or gently rolled prior to serving. The character of a krystal weizen is generally fruitier and less phenolic than that of the hefe-weizen.

EXAMPLES

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Schneider Weisse Weizenhell, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen, Ayinger Bräu Weisse, Ettaler Weissbier Hell, Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, Andechser Weissbier Hefetrüb, Kapuziner Weissbier, Erdinger Weissbier, Penn Weizen, Barrelhouse Hocking Hills HefeWeizen, Eisenbahn Weizenbier

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 The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.044-1.052
FG: 1.010-1.014
IBU: 8-15
SRM: 2.0-8.0
ABV: 4.3-5.6%

BJCP 2008 15A Weizen/Weissbier style example
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