15.A - Weizen/Weissbier (BJCP 2008)


A pale, spicy, fruity, refreshing wheatbased ale. A traditional wheat-based ale originating in Southern Germany that is a specialty for summer consumption, but generally produced year-round. These are refreshing, fast-maturing beers that are lightly hopped and show a unique banana-and-clove yeast character. These beers often don


Aroma: Moderate to strong phenols (usually clove) and fruity esters (usually banana). The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components can vary but the best examples are reasonably balanced and fairly prominent. Noble hop character ranges from low to none. A light to moderate wheat aroma (which might be perceived as bready or grainy) may be present but other malt characteristics should not. No diacetyl or DMS. Optional, but acceptable, aromatics can include a light, citrusy tartness, a light to moderate vanilla character, and/or a low bubblegum aroma. None of these optional characteristics should be high or dominant, but often can add to the complexity and balance.
Appearance: Pale straw to very dark gold in color. A very thick, moussy, long-lasting white head is characteristic. The high protein content of wheat impairs clarity in an unfiltered beer, although the level of haze is somewhat variable. A beer


By German law, at least 50% of the grist must be malted wheat, although some versions use up to 70%; the remainder is Pilsner malt. A traditional decoction mash gives the appropriate body without cloying sweetness. Weizen ale yeasts produce the typical spicy and fruity character, although extreme fermentation temperatures can affect the balance and produce off-flavors. A small amount of noble hops are used only for bitterness.


Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Schneider Weisse Weizenhell, Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Plank Bavarian Hefeweizen, Ayinger Br


Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.044 1.052
Final gravity 1.010 1.014
Bitterness 8.0 IBU 15.0 IBU
Color 3.9 EBC 15.8 EBC
Alcohol 4.30 ° 5.60 °

Recipes on Zython (11)

Connivence Blanche (C22
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
4.8% 25 IBU 110.0 l vincenW38
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
5.5% 13 IBU 25.0 l Jef
La Bleuette
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
5.6% 12 IBU 24.0 l de_la_broue_dans_le_toupet
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
3.1% 0 IBU 100.0 l gerard_majax
Biere Blanche framboise
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
6.2% 11 IBU 20.0 l dmaret
Val Weisse
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
2.7% 0 IBU 20.0 l Grbba
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
5.1% 16 IBU 25.0 l LaurentFourniol
La Calanquaise
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
0.0% 0 IBU 5.0 l Calanquais
Weizen S1
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
4.3% 16 IBU 23.0 l thorfinn
On été bien
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
4.4% 14 IBU 23.0 l Ololduck
La 1
All grain- 15.A - Weizen/Weissbier
0.0% 0 IBU 20.0 l Bierescdf16

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