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Wheat beer

Wheat beer is a summery, fruity style of beer. The beers range from light-coloured, clear beers to dark, cloudy brews. Vanilla, citrus, banana and spicy flavours can be detected.

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Various wheat beers

The style description is followed by information about alcohol and bitterness (EBU) levels and colour. The styles are listed in the order mild to strong.


Wheat beer

Wheat beer is a subtype of beer that is often more easily approachable than the original types of wheat beer. It may also be flavoured, and either unfiltered or filtered. This general type of wheat beer is made in many countries.
4.0–6.8% • 8–20 EBU • pale yellow–golden yellow


Witbier

Witbier or bière blanche or white beer is a light-coloured, cloudy wheat beer style brewed mainly in Belgium. Witbier has a very refreshing, citrus flavour. The flavour also often has spicy notes, which come from e.g. coriander or curaçao-orange peel. Witbier is made with unmalted wheat, which gives the beer additional lightness.
4.5–5.5% • 8–15 EBU • pale yellow–yellow


Kristallweizen

Kristallweizen is a filtered subtype of German wheat beer (Kristall = crystal clear). Its flavour is lighter than traditional German wheat beer and therefore more easily approachable. Kristallweizen is more aromatic than Belgian witbier and it is made with malted instead of unmalted wheat. The flavour of Kristallweizen has a sweet fruitiness and a refreshing tartness. The aroma has notes of apple, plum, banana, citrus, vanilla or even chewing gum. There may also be a hint of spiciness (e.g. cloves, pepper) or even leather and medicinal notes.
4.5–5.5% • 8–15 EBU • pale yellow–amber brown


Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen is a refreshing, traditional German cloudy wheat beer style that contains yeast (hefe). It is more aromatic than Belgian witbier and it is made with malted instead of unmalted wheat. The flavour of Hefeweizen has a sweet fruitiness and a refreshing tartness. The aroma has notes of apple, plum, banana, citrus, vanilla or even chewing gum. There may also be a hint of spiciness (e.g. cloves, pepper) or even leather and medicinal notes.
4.5–5.5% • 8–15 EBU • pale yellow–amber brown


Dunkelweizen

Dunkelweizen is dark (dunkel) version of German wheat beer. The beer derives its colour from dark-roasted Munich and Wiener malt. The basic aroma of dunkel beers is rather similar to that of other weizen styles, although slightly more delicate. The flavour also has the rich caramel notes of dark malt and even hints of chocolate.
4.5–5.5% • 8–15 EBU • amber–brown


Weizenbock

Weizenbock is a wheat beer style with a high alcohol content. It corresponds in style to other German wheat beers, but its alcohol strength and sweetness add their own distinctive character. Weizenbock also has notes of bread and dark caramel derived from the malts.
6.5–8.0% • 10–20 EBU • copper brown–brown