Jindabyne Brewing ‘Hefe’ Veissbier


“Our veissbier is a traditional German wheat beer. True to the Hefeweizen style, this beer is unfiltered with a refreshing light amber colour. Find banana, clove and slightly sweet caramel malt aromas and flavours, it should be poured with a thick creamy head to help it reach its full potential.”

Glassware: Weizen.

Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy burnished amber with a two finger cap. It slowly reduced to a wispy overlay with a wet lace dragged down the glass.

Aroma: Strong suggestions of German yeast esters i.e banana runts, clove, apple pie/caramelised pears. Hints of sweet orange citrus, wheat grains, hay and straw, bubblegum and caramel malt sweetness. Something uniquely floral about it too. A fair bit sweeter than the Hefe’s we’ve had previously but it’s still good.

Flavour: As expected she’s chock-full of German yeast esters but sweetened by the caramel and mild toffee notes. Lots of starchy wheat grains, hay, straw and cereal, clove and peppery spice. Classic Hefe finish of yeasty spice, banana and sweet orange citrus.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and kinda mineraly. Medium body with mild carbonation. 5.1% ABV is about right for the style.

Overall: We don’t do Hefe, Wit or Weizen much these days but we are proper Jindy Brewing Fanboys so we thought we’d give it a crack for the fun of it. It’s pretty well executed but we’re just not fans of the style. Pure and simple.