50 for 750ml (currently reduced from PS3), Asda: One of the best-known wheat beers
on the market, Hoegaarden is still a refreshing brew come autumn.
When I was at the Great British Beer Festival I attended a couple of tutored beer tasting sessions, one of which focused on wheat beers
Laura Bell and director of operations John Mallet, tested a selection of Bell's wheat beers
in 50 glasses from Spiegelau's glassware archive.
Using 204 beers picked from the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards, the scientists compared vitamer counts of lagers, ales, wheat beers
, stouts and porters.
Flavors in wheat beers
range from bright and citrusy, to creamy and yeasty, or spicy with notes of coriander, orange zest and herbs such as chamomile.
Hieronymus, a journalist, explains how breweries make wheat beers
Some of the bigger monastic breweries in Germany and Austria were started by Irish monks coming over there in early Christian times and they are quite famous for their wheat beers
Store wheat beers
standing vertically, for if you keep them lying flat, the yeast particles can slide down when you open the bottle, causing a sudden release of carbon dioxide, which causes too much froth, ruining your drink.
APERITIFS: Pilsners; milds; hoppy bitters; Belgian wheat beers
and fruit beers
Bavaria's fruity refreshing wheat beers
are ideal for the summer, with their hazy golden bodies and huge white foaming heads.
3% abv beer brewed to reflect a combination of the full-bodied, creamy Belgian-style wheat beers
and the lighter, more elegant German styles.
The cask-conditioned beers on offer will include five from overseas, as well as award-winning ales, fruit and wheat beers
and those brewed exclusively for the festival.