I really like hefeweizen beers. For those of you who aren’t sure what I am referring to, a hefeweizen beer (a.k.a. hefe-beer) is a wheat beer that is in its traditional unfiltered form. Because they are unfiltered, they are typically cloudy looking and golden-yellow in colour. They are great summer beers!
On a regular visit to the liquor store to see what is new and exciting, I stumbled across a case with a variety of hefe-beers and HAD to buy and try and share my findings with you! So, back to the ultimate beer tasting guide I previously posted!
Okanagan Springs Sample Pack of Hefe-Beers
A – pours golden and hazy with light head
S – smells very strongly like ginger
T – tastes strongly like ginger as well; takes over the beer
M – light carbonation with a ginger bite
O – overall a ginger beer more than a hefeweizen
A – pours golden and hazy with very light head
S – smells wheaty like a hefe should, with a strong sour lime smell
T – the lime really comes through in the taste; acidic and sour tasting with floral hops
M – bubbly, a bit like pop
O – the sour acidic lime flavour kind of takes over the beer a little; refreshing still and went down nicely on a hot summer day
A – cloudy, golden pour with a frothy foam that doesn’t linger long
S – smells of banana bread, yeasty and some spice
T – tastes bready and of banana and citrus flavours
M – bubbly and frothy, smooth and lingering banana
O – my favourite of the three! This one really resembled a hefe beer and was quite refreshing and easy to drink
Do you like wheat beers? What is a good food pairing for wheat beers?