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

Edison Brewing Hilda Hefeweizen
91 points
Delicious in its own right and will be a lovely companion for food pairings; incredibly unique and unlike nearly anything in the category while still living firmly within it.
Fireforge Crafted Beer He Aint Hefe Hes My Brother German-Style Hefeweizen
91 points
A bright, fun, and delightfully clove-led Hefeweizen.
Hofmuhl Hefeweizen
91 points
Boldly aromatic and fruit-forward with a spicy, savory back end to keep it balanced.
Awards: 2024 World Beer Championships - Best Hefeweizen
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Hawley Hefeweizen
90 points
A beautifully executed Hefeweizen; would pair well with grilled salmon or roasted poultry.
Burleigh Brewing Co. Hef German Style Wheat Beer
88 points
Fruity and a bit sweet but it grows on you and pulls you in with each additional sip.
Toppling Goliath Munich Weiss
85 points
Loads of aromatics that carry over long into the finish.