Wheat Beer

Wheat Beers are made with malted barley (just like other beers) but also have a proportion of malted wheat. A beer made solely with malted wheat (without the barley) would not work as the wheat grain would not be able to convert the starches to sugar. Wheat beers tend to be cloudy and light orange in colour. Flavours of plum, apple banana and a vanilla after taste are sometimes evident. Wheat beers are generally good thirst-quenchers. The body is light to medium, and the wheat lends a crispness to the beer, often with some acidity. There may be some hop flavour, but bitterness is generally low.