The two most common varieties of wheat beer are Weizen from Germany, which usually have a rather prominent aroma of bananas and clove, and Witbier from Belgium, which usually have a lighter body than the German types and are often spiced with ingredients such as citrus rind and coriander. Wheat beers usually have a rather smooth body. Hops are not prominent and there is rather little bitterness. Alcohol content can be from 4.5% to 8%.
Wheat Beers – Aroma, body, alcohol and bitterness