This light wheat beer is not a “slimmed down” version of our classic, but an independent, alcohol-reduced variety with aromatic fruit notes. In terms of taste, it is hardly distinguishable from our regular wheat beer. As special as the character of this beer is its production. Most breweries use yeast from pure breeding, i.e. the yeast used once is disposed of after fermentation.
Our so-called harvest yeast process is more elaborate, takes longer – but it’s worth it.
We use the yeast a total of between five and six times, initially for our classic wheat beer. After fermentation is complete, we “harvest” the yeast, including its valuable aromas, and add it to the brew of Weißbier Leicht. This creates a perfect beer for those wonderfully balmy summer evenings in the beer garden.
Honey-coloured and naturally cloudy, fruity and fresh. An ideal drinking pleasure with few calories, reduced alcohol content and full flavour.
Original wort content 8.8 °
Alcohol content 3.5 %Back to the overview
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A special flavor carrier of wheat beer is yeast, which is why we are also one of the few breweries to use the harvest yeast process for all of our varieties.
In the process, the yeast is used 5 to 6 times. Using our light Weißbier as an example, the fresh yeast is initially added to our classic Weißbier and harvested after fermentation. This harvest yeast, which now contains the full fruit aromas of our Weißbier, is then added to the brew of our light Weißbier.
The picked up wheat beer aromas can fully develop there. This artisanal process is laborious and time-consuming, but is rewarded by a more intense flavor.
In addition, our yeast makes us practically the largest employer in Germany! A full 20 million yeast cells per milliliter of beer work around the clock in our wheat beer. This results in 10 billion yeast cells per half wheat beer.