Beer Info FAQ

Is Hefeweizen a lager or ale?

Is Hefeweizen a lager or ale?

The top-fermentation style designates hefeweizen as ale. It's generally a crisp, drinkable brew with a low to moderate alcohol content. The suspended yeast gives hefeweizen a cloudy appearance, its most notable characteristic. In contrast, German pilsner is a bottom-fermented lager.

Is Hefeweizen a heavy beer?

Hefeweizen typically contains a low to moderate alcohol content and is considered to be the most popular amongst the German weissbier variety.

How would you describe Hefeweizen?

Hefeweizen is a type of German wheat beer from Bavaria, Germany. Hefe is a German term for “yeast” while weizen means “wheat”, so basically, a Hefeweizen is an unfiltered wheat beer with yeast in it. The yeast gives the ale a very hazy and cloudy look.

Is Hefeweizen a hoppy beer?

Styles like hefeweizen, a German-style wheat beer, are excellent beers to break up your palette fatigue from hoppy beers. Pouring a cloudy, golden color with a thick foamy head from the wheat, hefeweizens also feature iconic banana, clove, bubblegum, and even black pepper aromas and notes from the yeast.