Hefeweizens are hazy and golden with notes of banana and clove but very low hoppiness. They are full-bodied and highly carbonated with medium-low ABV.
Some of the best Hefeweizen beers to try in 2022 are Ayinger Brau-Weisse, Erdinger Weissbier, Bell’s Oberon, Dancing Man, Hacker Pschorr Hefe Weisse, Great Lakes Lemon Wheat, and Troegs Dreamweaver.
Hefeweizen is a white beer that is made from at least 50% wheat. They have potent banana esters and clove phenols with a hazy straw to amber body. They have thick and persistent heads and are highly carbonated.
The Hefeweizen has been around for centuries, originating in the 1520s despite the Reinheitsgebot purity law mandated that all beer brewed in Germany must contain only water, barley, and hops.
These are the best Hefeweizen beers to try in 2022. Although most of these beers have been on the market for some time, they are ones that you absolutely should try to get your hands on before the year’s end.
– Taste: Crisp with notes of spice and grains. Semi sweet with a hazy golden straw body. Full mouthfeel and a crisp finish across the tongue. Banana esters are prominent. – Where you can find it: Drizly; bottled in various states across the U.S.
– Taste: A slight sweetness and very little to unnoticeable bitterness. Very mild banana flavor with a wheat taste. Strong head, crisp finish. An overall more mild, but still flavorful, beer for this style. – Where you can find it: Drizly; bottle in various states across the U.S.
– Taste: Spicy hop tastes with a mixture of fruity esters and phenols. Very smooth mouthfeel. Bright citrus flavors, perfect for the summertime. Full mouthfeel and beautiful hazine – Where you can find it: Drizly; packaged in liquor stores and beer distributors across the US, on tap at bars and restaurants as a summer seasonal.
– Taste: Notes of clove and cinnamon with a mixture of fruity tastes and aromas. Full and hazy appearances and mouthfeel with an exceptionally smooth taste. A little bit of a lingering finish. – Where you can find it: Wisconsin and other midwest states in the US.