Hefeweizen (Weissbier)

English Pronunciation: hay-fuh-veyt-sssenn

Brewed with a large proportion of wheat relative to the amount of malted barley; it is usually top-fermented. The two main varieties are Weissbier and Witbier. Minor type examples are Lambic, Berliner Weisse and Gose. Weissbier means “white beer” in German. The name derives from the yellowish-white tinge that is imparted by the pale malted wheat from which the brew is made. Because it is unfiltered the yeast remains in suspension and causes the beer to look slightly turbid.

Other names: Hefe, Weissbier, Weizenbier, Wheat beer

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