Weissbiers are a popular German-style beer. Weissbier means white beer but it usually is referring to a wheat beer. Other titles are Hefeweizen and Weizenbier where “hefe” means yeast and “weizen” means wheat. In North America wheat beers are commonly referred to as Hefeweizen due to its unfiltered beer quality. German law states that to be labeled with any of the mentioned titles, there must be at least 50% malted wheat.
The Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is supposedly one of the original wheat beers. Though the law has been recently eliminated many German brewers still abide by them, keeping the recipes of the past current. This beer is light and smooth. It pours a nice white head that slowly disperses. Adding a lemon amplifies the citrus flavors. Try this beer without a lemon first to see the difference because the lemon really alters the beer.