Perfect summer patio beer from our pub in Toronto. This is more of a bubblegum/clove ester than banana since I find the clove ester a more thirst quenching flavour than the sweet banana flavours in some other German-style wheat beers.
Our traditional Weissbier (“White beer” in German) is made with malted wheat and malted barley (Weissbiers have to have a minimum of 50% malted wheat) to give it a distinctively light, smooth creaminess. The flavour of banana/cloves that is so prevalent in the beer comes from the German wheat beer yeast culture that we have imported for this brew. The yeast produces a number of fruit/spice flavours and is responsible for a large part of the character of this beer. Our beer is left unfiltered in the traditional style of “Hefe-weissbier” and the yeast contributes maximum flavour and creaminess to the beer. German varieties of hops are used in moderation to help dry out the beer without contributing any significant herbal or floral hop flavours.
Tasting Notes: Light bubblegum and clove ester nose with soft yeasty palate and dry lingering finish.
Appearance: Very pale straw, cloudy with white head
Aroma: Bubblegum/clove aroma, fresh yeast
Serving Suggestions: Salad with vinaigrette, sandwhiches, potato salad, soft sheep and goat cheese
Hops Variety: German Hersbrucker
Malt Variety: Pale barley malt, pale wheat malt
Yeast: German Wheat
Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Style: German Style Wheat
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C