Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)

Name:
Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)
Category:
German Origin Ales
ABV:
2.8% – 3.4%
IBU:
3 – 6
SRM:
2 – 4
Original Gravity:
Varies
Final Gravity:
1.004 – 1.006
This is very pale in color and the lightest of all the German wheat beers. The unique combination of yeast and lactic acid bacteria fermentation yields a beer that is acidic, highly attenuated, and very light bodied. The carbonation of a Berliner Weisse is high, and hop rates are very low. Clarity may be hazy or cloudy from yeast or chill haze. Hop character should not be perceived. Fruity esters will be evident. No diacetyl should be perceived.