Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen

1727 beers | 3.461 Avg Score

The feature summer ale of Southern Germany (Bavaria), the hefeweizen (or "weissbier") is brewed with wheat malt (at least 50%) and light Pilsner malt. The resulting product features a balanced ester (normally banana) and phenolic (normally clove) flavor that is achieved from the yeast used to brew these beers. The appearance of this unfiltered beer ("mit hefe" means "with yeast") is pale golden to amber in color with light to heavy cloudiness and a very generous, fluffy, and long lasting white head. Citrus and basic wheat grain elements (even bubblegum) often accompany the feature flavors, while hops contribute a very minor role. The Hefeweizen is the lightest of the Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen, and Weizenbock series of German Wheat beers.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Schneider Weisse Tap 7: Schneider Weisse Original
Germany
85
4.020
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
Germany
79
3.919
Side Launch Wheat
Canada
11
3.893
New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat
WI, United States
15
3.833
Live Oak Hefe Weizen
TX, United States
10
3.815
Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
Germany
119
3.805
Paulaner Hefeweizen
Germany
118
3.796
Maisels Weisse Original
Germany
18
3.795
Eichbaum Hefe Weizen
Germany
3
3.767
Huppendorfer Hefeweizen
Germany
2
3.760
Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse
Germany
54
3.758
Le Cheval Blanc Coup de Grisou (Apocalypse)
Canada
9
3.725
Tucher Brau Helles Hefe Weizen
Germany
21
3.696
New Glarus Crack'd Wheat
WI, United States
14
3.676
Southern Tier Heavy Weizen
NY, United States
8
3.655
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse
Germany
74
3.652
Ayinger Brau-Weisse
Germany
72
3.630
Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
CA, United States
37
3.627
Victory Mad Kings Weisse
PA, United States
13
3.606
5 Seasons Big Blonde HefeWeizen
GA, United States
4
3.586