A wheat beer is an absolute must have style of beer!
The great, and all mighty wheat beer. The true gateway drink into world of beer.
This awesome style is super easy drink, thirst quenching, and really approachable to all beer drinkers.
Most commonly, people associate wheat beer with the Germans, but there are a few different variations on this style, ie German wheat beer, Belgian wheat beer, and American wheat beer.
Even though each style has a slight difference to the next, they all have one thing in common.
All wheat beers are, well, high in wheat.
Wheat is high in protein which causes the beer to be super hazy and cloudy in appearance. Wheat also contributes to the styles classic fluffy white head on the beer.
Now that we’ve chatted about what each variation of wheat beer has in common, let’s talk about what makes them different.
German style wheat beers:
The noticeable difference in this style comes from the yeast that is used during the brewing process. The German yeast variety for this style is known for its big banana and clove characteristics! It sounds unusually, but it’s super tasty!
Belgian style wheat beers:
The Belgians also use a unique style of yeast, but much of the flavour in their beer comes from the adjuncts* in the beer. These adjuncts tend to be orange peel and coriander seeds.
American style wheat beers:
American style wheat beers are little bit more unusually when it comes to the more traditional styles above. The use a clean yeast variety known as US05 that contributes practically no flavour to the beer, but then, contrary to tradition, they heavily hop the beer for a more bitter profile.
Each of these beers have their USP, and are good in their own right.
You just need to try them all the figure out which one is best for you.
Here’s a list of different wheat beers that we have in stock at the moment.< Blog