Weizen bier is a top-fermenting beer style that originates from southern Germany, particularly Bavaria, and is brewed with at least 50 percent wheat in the mash. Hefeweizens are refreshing, highly carbonated beers ideal for quenching summer thirsts. They undergo secondary fermentation, often in the bottle. The yeast strains used in traditional hefeweizens can impart flavors of spicy, clove, banana or bubblegum. “Hefe” (the German word for yeast) on the label denotes that the bottle contains yeast sediment. Alcohol content is typically 5-5.5%. These beers have a medium- to medium-full body. Hop flavors play a very insignificant role in the flavor profile. The best examples to be found are still authentic Bavarian imports, although some good domestic examples are produced and are often available as a draft option.