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Style: Hefe Weizen
Collections: Beer, Draft,

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"Might be regarded as the classic example of this category ..."
- Michael Jackson, Pocket Guide to Beer, 1993, p.53

"This beer sets up the tastebuds like no other beer I know... A beer to waltz to"
- Roger Protz

"It's hard to argue with an original"
- Charlie Papazian

The primary fermentation lasts 3-5 days in open fermenters which insure plenty of oxygen for the top fermenting yeast. Next, the brew goes through a secondary fermentation in the bottle using the same original multi-strain yeast as was used in the primary fermentation.

While the use of open fermenters is rare in Germany, the use of such a complex yeast strain for bottle refermentation is even more uncommon. Bigger breweries are averse to these practices as they do not provide as much stability as conventional methods; however, a more complex aroma and flavor profile is achieved through the use of such a complex yeast strain in this environment. Finally, the beer is stabilized at 46 degrees F for two weeks after the two warm fermentations.

Vienna and some darker malts supply a beautiful bronze-brown color. Hersbrucker and Hallertau hops lend 14 IBU for balance and preservative power only.



Tasting Notes

Appearance:
CO2 develops in the thin bottom of the glass and creates the glorious head. Cloudy, with a dark, rusty color.

Aroma:
Banana, nutmeg, clove, vanilla. These are the components created by the use of the original multistrain yeast for bottle refrementation. Wafts of creamy wheat.

Flavor:
Thick, full, rich wheat flavor. Less citrusy than most wheat beers tend to be. Slightly sweet. Virtually no bitterness.

Finish:
Very clean finish.



Specifications
Alc./Vol.: 5.4 %
Original Gravity: 1054
IBU: 13
EBC: 19


Formats
Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Case 20 * 16.9 oz. Bottle(s) 7 37398 01620 6
Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Keg 1 * 13.2 gal. Keg
4 Pack Case 24 * 16.9 oz. 4-Pack Bottle(s) 7 37398 01610 8
Picture: Schneider Weisse 16.9oz bottle
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