Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Wheat Beer taste question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
ddrrbb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5
Default Wheat Beer taste question

I don't like the weird fruity/lemony taste in wheat type beers (it's not good for me, I know it is a very popular flavor/style). Is that the taste of adding fruit or additives or is it from the wheat extract or yeast? I noticed Duvel had that similar taste too though not as pronounced as some others (like hacker-pschor).

__________________
ddrrbb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 05:04 AM   #2
dantose
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: location
Posts: 198
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default

This is why I need to write down what I brew. No additives in mine and had the lemony taste (which I like) yeast was nothing special, want to say nottingham? chinook hops I believe

__________________
dantose is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
Mr. Nice Guy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 342
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Wheat beers are naturaly kind of tangy and sometime smell like whole wheat bread. I just bought 4 six packs of different wheat beers and compared them, they all have the same base flavor. It's funny, wheat beers have alway been my favorite but they do taste strange... I think I like the coriander/orange peel they usually have.

__________________

10/13 on the way - Strong Ale!

Mr. Nice Guy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 09:40 AM   #4
magnj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Jersey
Posts: 774
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It's all in the yeast, some traditional German hefes are less offensive than American interpretations. Try Weihenstephaner and Paulaner . You will still get some banana and cloves but they are very clean and refreshing.

__________________
Brewing Next: Stout
Fermenting: APA with Pils and Saaz, German Pilsner, DunkelWeizen
Kegged: APA
magnj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
ewbish
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 176
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Traditional German Hefe has no additives..........the fruity flavors are 100% derived from the yeast esters.......bannana and cloves. Belgian styles, and some of the American wheat beers add lemon or orange peel and/or coriander.

__________________
ewbish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 07:54 PM   #6
Catch-22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Stansbury Park, Utah
Posts: 280
Default

All yeast and temp that you ferment.

__________________
<*(((><


Dwight Schrute: In an ideal world I would have all ten fingers on my left hand so my right hand could just be a fist for punching.
Catch-22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
Joos
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: taunton
Posts: 748
Liked 12 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Try SA hefe.Doesnt taste like a hefe ut it's pretty good and made with mostly wheat.

__________________
Joos is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 10:03 PM   #8
Reno_eNVy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reno_eNVy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 6,267
Liked 200 Times on 169 Posts
Likes Given: 68

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Nice Guy View Post
I think I like the coriander/orange peel they usually have.
Well, if you're drinking a wit! A traditional hefe will definitely not have coriander flavors.... you need to add coriander seeds for that....
__________________
Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: air and sadness =(

Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)


LET'S GO LA!
LA CAMPEONES!
PLAY FOR GLORY, THE GLORY LA!
Reno_eNVy is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 10:18 PM   #9
rednekhippiemotrcyclfreak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 203
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

My favorite bottled Hefe is Erdinger. Very clean taste with no spice or fruity additives.

__________________
rednekhippiemotrcyclfreak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-12-2009, 02:19 AM   #10
Mr. Nice Guy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 342
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reno_eNVy_446 View Post
Well, if you're drinking a wit! A traditional hefe will definitely not have coriander flavors.... you need to add coriander seeds for that....
Absolutey true, I like wit's. The first time I bought a hefeweizen I took it back becaus I thought it was gone bad. The guy who owned the store contested me so I opened one and he then agreed, lmao! I like them now but they are a little wierd to me. Hefe is AHBS #2 selling kit behing their Belgian Wheat so obviously I am a minority here. Hefe's can go from brew to glass in 3 weeks too, pretty cool.
__________________

10/13 on the way - Strong Ale!

Mr. Nice Guy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheat Beer Final Gravity 1.02 - sweet to the taste Oaky Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 07-28-2009 02:11 AM
Beer Taste Question Ramsbottom_Brewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-20-2009 09:14 PM
1st Wheat beer FG question Bartman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 04-24-2009 02:19 AM
Strange Wheat Beer Taste ChefMichael01 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 02-03-2009 07:15 PM
Wheat Beer first taste BrianTheBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-24-2008 06:59 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS