Hefe fans are sure to know this glass, as Weizen glasses are the ones that properly highlight your tall, gold brew with that lovely cut of citrus that pubs like to slip on the lip. Betcha didn't know that the acidity of those fresh citrus slices can kill the white fluffy head wheat beers are well-known for! Weizen, meaning "wheat" in German, refers to the types of beer meant to be enjoyed from this glass, including:
• Hefeweizen, such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Kellerweis Hefeweizen
• Dunkelweizen, such as Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan's Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
• Kristalweizen, such as Austin Beerworks' Heisenberg
• Weizenbock, such as Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH's Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
• Gose (since it's a sour wheat beer), such as Anderson Valley Brewing Co.'s The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose
• American Dark Wheat Ale, such as Berkshire Brewing Co.'s River Guide
• American Pale Wheat Ale, such as Lagunitas Brewing Co.'s A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
The Weizen glass is often confused with the Pilsner glass, because its shape and size are similar. However, the Weizen glass has more curvature – almost a bowling out – at the top of the glass. Weizen glasses are remarkable by their narrow base and that round curved top. They are also much taller than a traditional pint glass, and hold 0.5 L of beer (though Weizen glasses in Belgium sometimes hold .25-.33 L instead).
- The bowled out curve at the top of the glass is intended to trap and encourage a thick, foamy head. This trapping will also allow you to appreciate the banana (or estery) aroma notes of your wheat beer. - Weizen glasses' slender, tapered bottom is said to keep the sediment or yeast at the bottom of the glass for finer sipping. - Tall height captures the large head often created by heavily-carbonated wheat beers. So, if you're looking for Mr. Beer homebrew recipes that you can enjoy and share with friends in the glass intended for them - the Weizen glass, here are a few ideas:
• Wild Wheat – an easy-drinking wheat beer with a natural citrusy flavor and hazy gold color
• Salty Dawg Gose – our Gose boasts a tart, gently salted, grapefruit flavor
• Whispering Wheat Hefeweizen – this is our take on the traditional Bavarian classic, refreshing and cloudy with that beloved banana bread characteristic Hefe's are known for
• Black Moon Weizen – like Hefeweizen with a dark side, this Dunkelweizen has the silky mouthfeel of a wheat with rich, malty flavors from Munich and Chocolate malts
• Apricot Wheat – this wheat beer showcases the delicate flavor of apricot, and the banana/clove nuance of our wheat yeast
• Watermelon Wheat – our fruity wheat beer with a soft watermelon flavor and aroma Hop to it, homebrewers! Don't worry, we won't judge if you cannot resist just guzzling your custom brew from the bottle instead.