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Grinder12000

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Is there a difference between a Wheat beer and a Witbier?

Reason I ask is a read a post about witbier and he said it was his first Wheat.

I know witbier has a lot of White Wheat but what does a Wheat beer have in it??
 

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A Witbier is a Belgian wheat ale, brewed with Pilsner malt, raw wheat (traditionally) and flaked oats with very light hop bitterness and spiced with bitter orange peel and coriander, though occasionally some other spices may be present - Grains of Paradise, pepper, chamomile, Star Anise.

Depending on style, a 'wheat beer' can be many things: Hefeweizen, Berliner Weisse, Weizenbock, Dunkelweizen, American Wheat, etc.
 

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'Wit' is the Dutch (Flemish) word for white. It is describing the color of the beer and has become a style as described by flyangler18. Also happens to have a lot of wheat in it. So a wit is a wheat beer but a wheat beer is not necessarily a wit.
 
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OK - WHEW - that is what I thought but then I kept seeing WHEAT in a WIT and my tiny brain started to work over time.

I'm not a big fan of WHEAT but I do like WIT and I was kornfused.

So a wit is a wheat beer but a wheat beer is not necessarily a wit.
EXACTLY!! TY
 
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