German-Style Hefeweizen

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German-Style Hefeweizen Beer

German-Style Hefeweizen Beer is a type of wheat beer that is characterized by its unfiltered, cloudy appearance. The haze is caused by yeast and protein particles that are suspended in the beer. German hefeweizens are usually light in colour and have moderate alcohol content.

German-Style Hefeweizen is made with wheat malt and hops, and they are typically spicy and citrusy in taste. German hefeweizens are sometimes served with a slice of lemon or orange, which helps to bring out the beer’s flavours. When choosing a German hefeweizen, look for one that has a fresh, yeasty aroma and a slightly sweet flavour. German hefeweizens are best enjoyed cold, so be sure to store them in the fridge before serving. Cheers!

German-Style Hefeweizen Details

  • Color: 3-9 SRM
  • Bitterness: 10-15 IBU
  • Alcohol: 4.9-5.6% ABV
  • Glass: Weizen
  • Temperature: 4-7°C
  • Color: Straw to Amber
  • Clarity: Hazy
  • Hop: Very low
  • Malt: Malt sweetness is very low to medium-low

German-Style Hefeweizen Pairings

  • Food Pairing: Seafood
  • Cheese Pairing: Goat Cheese, Goat Milk Feta, or Chèvre
  • Dessert Pairing: Raspberry Cake

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