Beer Style

Beer, ale, lager and stout styles and categories

Beers, ales and lagers come in many types, styles and variations. Please choose from the styles listed to find more of the beers you like.

Wheat Beer : Grain-only

Blue Moon

Blue Moon
76A somewhat tired and rather dull, Belgian-inspired wheat beer from the USA.

Brauerei Pinkus Hefe Weizen

Brauerei Pinkus Hefe Weizen
75Quite a thin, dry German wheat beer, but there's nothing here to dislike. Slightly tart and sour – which is welcome in a beer like this.

Cains Organic Wheat Beer

Cains Organic Wheat Beer
78Although not the most complex wheat beer you'll ever discover, this is a welcome addition to the Cains range – pleasant, clean and refreshing.

Eisenbahn Weisenbock
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Eisenbahn Weisenbock
80Another fine beer from this Brazilian craft brewery. It has set its sights high with this one, with Schneider's Aventinus the top of the tree for this style, but it's a very good effort.

Eisenbahn Weizenbier

Eisenbahn Weizenbier
75Not the subtlest of weissbiers, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with it either.

Erdinger Hefe Weiss
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Erdinger Hefe Weiss
83Not very full bodied but otherwise faultless. Conveys class while not being overly flavoursome.

Franziskaner Hefe-Kristallklar

Franziskaner Hefe-Kristallklar
75Easy-drinking, pleasant but uneventful.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
75Everything that should be is in this hazy yellow beer, although rather subdued. Big, lively foam.

Grolsch Weizen
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Grolsch Weizen
Sweet and fruit with a wheaty dryness. An appetising nose of banana, pear and cloves. An easy-drinking weissbier,

Grolsch Weizen
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Grolsch Weizen
83An easy-drinking Dutch weissbierstyle brew with mellow fruit flavours. Served in Grolsch's trademark swing-stopper bottle and very refreshing.

Konig Ludwig Weissbier Hell

Konig Ludwig Weissbier Hell
Phenolic banana and clove in the nose, reflected on the smooth palate. Spicy, peppery, good grain notes. Prototype Bavarian Weizen, refreshing, tasty and quite complex.

Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles

Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles
75An easy-drinking, hazy yellow beer with fairly subtle flavours. Nicely balanced.

Lovibonds Henley Gold

Lovibonds Henley Gold
78An Anglo-US take on a weissbier (the co-owner of this small brewery in Henley-on-Thames is American Jeff Rosenmeier). Rich, full-tasting, and happily not too cloying thanks to the pleasant tart notes....

Maisel's Weisse

Maisel's Weisse
75Disappoints a little, lacking the flavour its cloudy amber colour and strength promise.

Meantime Wheat Grand CRU
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Meantime Wheat Grand CRU
Tart fruit and cloves. Typical wheaty sourness with hints of toffee and a touch of pepper. Refreshing and spicy with a good alcoholic warmth.

Radomyshi Brewery Pshenychne Etalon Weissbier

Radomyshi Brewery Pshenychne Etalon Weissbier
73That rare beast: a weissbier from the Ukraine! Fabulous aroma but a little thin to taste.

Rebellion White

Rebellion White
75A pleasant and quaffable, English version of a witbier.

Reidenburger Weizen Premium

Reidenburger Weizen Premium
65An organic offering that delivers more than its nose promises.

Riva Dentergems Witbier
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Riva Dentergems Witbier
78A good starter for an evening in a Brussels bar, but fairly thin for its strength.

Schneider Aventinus
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Schneider Aventinus
83Flavour-packed and a revelation for anyone who thinks all beers taste much the same. Possibly just too complex for some palates, but perfect for sipping with a piece of fruit cake.

Schneider Weizen Hell
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Schneider Weizen Hell
80A sharply refreshing, muddy-yellow-coloured beer.

Schneider Weizen Original
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Schneider Weizen Original
80A murky brown beer that, unless presented in the proper glassware, lacks visual appeal. The underplay of the main features makes it dangerously quaffable and moreish.

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen
73Mellow and easy drinking. No great character but pleasant.

Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen

Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen
73A clean and quaffable bright beer, but perhaps a touch harsh in the finish.

St Peter's Wheat Beer

St Peter's Wheat Beer
75More akin to a Belgian wit than a Bavarian weissbier. The label says it's unfiltered, but it pours clear. A pleasant, dark golden drink.

Tesco Finest French Wheat Beer

Tesco Finest French Wheat Beer
78A quaffable, interesting take on the blanche/witbier style, served in a large corked bottle that opens with a healthy pop.

Weizenland Weissbier Hefetrub

Weizenland Weissbier Hefetrub
65Marred by a touch of papery, oxidation character.

Wolf Straw Dog

Wolf Straw Dog
73The label describes it as a weissbier in the German style but there's none of the expected banana and clove flavours. A touch too tart for my taste.

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