American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
American style wheat wines range from gold to deep amber and are brewed with 50% or more wheat malt. They have full body and high residual malty sweetness. Bitterness is moderate to low. Fruity-ester characters are often high and counterbalanced by complexity of alcohols and high alcohol content. Hop aroma and flavor are at low to medium levels. Very low levels of diacetyl may be acceptable. Bready, wheat and/or caramel aroma and flavor are often part of the character. Phenolic yeast character, sulfur, and/or sweet corn-like dimethylsulfide (DMS) should not be present. Chill haze is allowable.
Origin: North American
Recommended Glassware: Weizen Glass or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (OG): 1.088 – 1.120
Final Gravity (FG): 1.024 – 1.032
Alcohol Content (ABV): 6.7 – 9.6%
Bitterness (IBU): 50 – 85
Color (SRM): 8 – 15º L
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.