Hefeweizen is a German wheat beer that originates from southern Germany. The blend is typically 50% wheat / 50% barley, but more wheat can be used in brewing this beer. This beer is also cloudy because of the yeast (Hefe) that is present in this unfiltered beer. Hefeweizen is a popular style, especially in the summer, because it is light and refreshing with tastes of banana, cloves, and bubblegum. Some people put lemon wedges in hefeweizen – do not do this if you are in Germany – this is an American thing. I tasted two classic German brewers – Paulaner (5.5% ABV) and Hofbrau (5.4%), which is actually brewed in Kentucky (go figure). Both beers pour cloudy gold because of the yeast in the beer and both had a large head. I made sure to swirl the bottles near the end of the pour to get the yeast from the bottle into the glass. I liked the Paulaner best and it had a great taste of wheat, spice, bananas, and yeast – it is a very tasty beer. There are many American brewers that brew Hefeweizen or similar styles of wheat beers. I enjoy Belgian Wits too and these typically have flavoring of coriander and curacao orange added that give them a unique flavor.