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Weizenbock Vs.Wheatwine
« on: November 18, 2010, 06:55:03 PM »
What, if any, is the difference?...The yeast?
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Re: Weizenbock Vs.Wheatwine
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 07:06:23 PM »
The yeast does have something to do with it.  The weizenbock uses the bavarian weizen yeast and therefore has those banana and clove esters.  The wheatwine would use a cleaner (less estery) yeast.  Also, a weizenbock is lower in alcohol than a wheatwine.  A better way of looking at a wheatwine is to think of it as a barleywine with much of the malted barley replaced with malted wheat.
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Re: Weizenbock Vs.Wheatwine
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 12:48:26 AM »
Plus the wheatwines I've had have had great hop character, the weizenbocks tend to be malt/wheat forward. 
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