About Hefeweizen

About Hefeweizen
Weizen hefes are pale straw to deep golden in color and range from 4-6% in alcohol. These beers are refreshing and highly carbonated with banana and spicy clove-like flavors derived from the yeast strains used in the brewing process. Hop flavors play a very insignificant role in the flavor profile. This is a top-fermenting, unflitered beer style that originated from southern Germany, particularly Bavaria, and is brewed with at least 50% wheat in the mash. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse and New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat.

Top Picks for Hefeweizen

Hofmühl Weissbier
95 points
A delicious, mouth-filling hefeweizen with fine balance and depth.
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Hawley Hefeweizen
90 points
A delightfully flavorful, fruit forward and well balanced Hefe that is a pleasure to drink.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Hefeweizen
Burleigh Brewing Co. Hef German Style Wheat Beer
88 points
An enjoyable Hefeweizen fit for any beer garden from here to Munich.
Great Central Brewing Company Hefeweizen
86 points
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Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Hefeweizen
81 points
A light and crushable Hefeweizen with a funky, bitter backbone.