A unfiltered wheat beer orginating in Germanies barvarian region, while not completly exclusive to that area. The brew tends have a honey or golden hue and is quite clodey due to the large amount of yeast and sediment left in the beer.
One typically pours 90% of the beer into a large glass and then swirls the remainder of the liquid to removed the yeast caked on the bottom rim of the bottle. This is yeast mixture is then poured into the glass with the rest of the beer.
Flavor is extremely light, smooth and pleasant, the taste has been described as mild and sweet, with hints of banana and or clove
Typically German hefeweizens are the only way to go, thought California's Sierra Nevada -Keller Weis is right up there
Great German examples include:
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