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The 50 Greatest Beers in the World

The must try brews before you die.

WHEAT BEER

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21. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

-Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

All around one of the highest ranked German wheat beers. Like most Hefeweizens, you'll find it golden and hazy on appearance with bright fruit and malt on the mouth, a little dash of honey and cream. The brewers recommend sipping on this refreshing beer while munching on the classic bavarain sausage, weisswurst.

22. Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin Sumpin’ Ale

-Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA

"A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body," is how the Lagunitas brewers describe this little sumpin'. The hops in this brew meld with a "wheatly-esque-isness" to create a perfect go-between for admirers of both IPA's and wheat beers. 

23. Schneider Weiss

-Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn, Kelheim, Germany

In 1872 when the Bavarian king decided wheat beer was a fading fad no longer worth the expense, he sold the rights to make the classic style to the Weisse family, marking the beginning of one of the oldest wheat beer breweries in the world. Nutmeg, apple, and clove, with a refreshing start and a sour finish.

24. Widmer Hefeweizen

-Widmer Brothers Brewing Co., Portland, OR. 

An American take on the traditional German Hefeweizen from the Widmer Brother's craft brewery. A bit bigger bodied than traditional hefe's with caramel coming through as its distinctive flavor twist. 

25. Flying Dog in Heat Wheat

-Flying Dog Brewery- Frederick, Maryland. 

Super bready with a big supple mouth feel, the lemon citrus makes the overall experience satifyingly refreshing. A much bolder version of the German tradition for sure that was made to break the back of a summer heat wave.  

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