About Wheat Beer
Wheat beers are made up of at least 50% wheat, whereas other beers are comprised primarily of barley, rye or adjuncts such as rice or corn. While there are many variations of a wheat beer, they are generally light refreshing Ales.
Types of Wheat Beer
American Wheat: This is the American version of a German wheat beer. It’s generally lighter and more adaptable.
Berliner Weisse: A northern Bavarian style that’s light and sour, which is often mixed with fruit.
Dunkelweizen: A hefeweizen that uses a more roasted malt, which makes it a slightly darker, brown beer (dunkel means dark in German). It contains a lot of the flavors that are in a hefeweizen, such as banana and clove, but it also contains caramel and roasted notes.
Hefeweizen: A Bavarian style that’s light in color and cloudy. The yeast used for hefeweizens adds banana, bubblegum and clove notes to the beer.
Weizenbock: A stronger hefeweizen with more fruit and malt flavors. It can come off as slightly creamy, and has a higher ABV.
Witbier: A Belgian style wheat beer that is similar in banana and clove and bubblegum flavors, but also tastes of orange peel and coriander.
Glass to Use:
Wheat beers are best served in a Weizen glass.
Abita Blueberry Wheat
Alaskan Brewing White
Blue Moon Mango Wheat
Fat Tire Belgian Wheat
Golden Road So Cal Coconut Wheat
Hef Lepperd Hefeweizen
Kona Wailua Wheat
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
Maui Brewing Pineapple Mana Wheat
NOLA 7th Street Wheat
Refuge Brewery Blood Orange Wit
Samuel Adams Citrus Wheat Summer Ale
Samuel Adams Holiday White Ale
Shiner Holiday Cheer
Smog City From LA Wit Love White Ale