Hefeweizen, also called Hefeweissbier, is translated to "hefe" (“with yeast”) and “weizen” (“wheat”). The German-style wheat ale that is perhaps the most well-known wheat beer style, these unfiltered brews are cloudy in appearance with a pale to light amber color. The yeast contributes to the mouth-feel and medium body, with yeasty esters evoking banana aroma and flavor, as well as the phenolic spiciness of clove and sometimes vanilla.
|Taste/Smell||Fruity, Wheat, Banana, Clove, Medium-bodied|
|Alcohol-by-Volume (ABV) Range||4.9 – 5.5%|
|Popular Examples||Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, Spaten Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss, Paulaner Hefe Weissbier, Ayinger Bräu-Weisse, Schneider Weisse (Original), Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Würzburger Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier, Fürst Wallerstein Hefe-Weizen, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen, Flying Dog In Heat Wheat|
|Serving Temperature||Cool, 46-54°|
|Cheese Pairing Ideas||Brick, Edam, Feta, Goat Cheese (Chèvre)|
|Food Pairing Ideas||Salads with fruity or vinaigrette dressings, German-style dishes, apple glazed pork and light seafood|