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Know your Hefeweizen from your Dunkelweisen? Then this is the beer for you! if you wouldn't know a W...
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Know your Hefeweizen from your Dunkelweisen? Then this is the beer for you! if you wouldn't know a Weizenbock if you tripped over one, then worry not, wheat beers are far more enticing than their names can first suggest. Wheat beers are as you may have guessed Germanic in origin, they were the first beers to stray slightly from the incredibly rigid beer making laws other wise known as Rheinheitsgebot, these laws date back to the 1500's and set out what beer could be made with, wheat was the first deviation from these laws. Making up around 70% of the grain ingredient list wheat adds a cloudiness and particularly thick long lasting head to the beer. As with many styles of beer there are numerous regional variations, from the Bavarian Hefeweizen to the Belgian Wit Beer, the flavours can vary, along with the colour. Darker wheat beers tend to have more deeper flavours and are suited well to autumnal settings such as Oktoberfest, lighter wheat beers such as the Belgian wit beer are fruity, almost floral beers that are best served ice cold and with a wedge of lemon.