This is from Stan Hieronymus’ recent article, Traditional Hefeweizen: Worth the Trouble?
Here’s his full explanation of the month’s topic:
I would like to clarify for myself the similarities and dissimilarities of weissbeers, kristall weizen, weizen, hefeweizen, etc. I’d love to read about the distinctions all you brewers and beer researchers know about regarding the various “styles” of weissbeer, experiences in brewing and drinking the beer, it’s history. Yeah, whatever you’d like to say about German wheat beers will be great.
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