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Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

Wheat Lager

12 oz

6 bottles

$9.99

Product Description

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, the brands flagship style, is a wheat beer from Bavaria that offers a refreshing taste for those who enjoy real beer. It has a mildly fruity taste and cloudy golden color. Wheat beer was originated in the German state of Bavaria, and typically called Weisse beer meaning white or Weizen meaning wheat. In Bavaria, German wheat beers represent nearly 20% of the beer category. What makes the beer distinct is the use of 60% malted wheat and 40% malted barley in the brewing process. Unlike lagers, wheat beer is top-fermented at higher temperatures. The top-fermentation and wheat produce hints of clove, giving Hacker-Pschorr Weisse a distinct flavor. Hacker-Pschorr Weisse has a cloudy appearance, characteristic of wheat beer. The cloudy appearance is due to yeast that is retained in the beer. A centrifuge process is used with traditional wheat beers to retain the yeast instead of the typical filtering process used with beers that are clear in appearance. The result of the masterful brewing process and heritage is a taste that is authentic, crisp and perfect all year-round. And when its topped with the thick, rich head from a masterful pour, the appearance is tantalizing.

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Varietal: Wheat Lager

Region: Germany

Region Description:

The northernmost wine-producing country in Europe, Germany’s cool climates are mostly suitable for white grapes. The best vineyards are situated along rivers such as the Rhine and the Mosel, which temper the extremes of weather and help the grapes ripen. German wines are named after the places they come from, usually a combination of a village name, a vineyard name, and a grape name. German law makes no distinctions of quality between vineyards. As a result, many wines are mass-produced. Look for the classification QbA or QmP to assure that the grower is reputable. The finest wines are given a Prädikat, which is an indication of the ripeness of the grapes at harvest. There are six levels of Prädikat; in order from the least ripe to the ripest they are Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese (BA) Eiswein, and Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA). At the three highest levels, the amount of sugar in the grapes is so high that the wines are inevitably sweet, but since Prädikat is an indication of the amount of sugar in the grape at harvest (and not in the wine) the lower levels of Prädikat offer no direct hint about the wine’s sweetness.