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Weizenbier

Style Snapshot

A spicy, fruity, refreshing wheat ale that ranges from pale straw to light amber in color, is light to medium-bodied, has a moderate alcohol content, and exhibits unique banana and clove esters, all crowned by a thick, rocky head.

A classic German-style wheat beer, there are many related styles; Dunkelweizen (dark), Weizenbock (strong), Berliner Weisse (light), Hefe-Weizen (suspended yeast), and Krystal Weizen (extreme clarity).

History

Weizen is the German word for wheat, and this style is a traditional wheat-based ale from southern Germany.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.044 - 1.056

Final Gravity (FG):

1.009 - 1.015

Strength (ABV):

4.6 - 5.6

Bitterness (IBU):

9 - 17

Color (SRM):

3 - 9


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 44 - 52 F

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Weizenbier