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A proper hefeweizen is an unfiltered beer. The yeast and other sediment that would be filtered out for other brews is left in. These particles tend to accumulate on the bottom of the bottle during storage. By swirling the the beer in the bottle you're suspending that yeast and sediment so it can be poured into your glass. This is what gives hefeweizens ...


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Generally you won't find coriander or other spices added to hefeweizen beers, due to the traditional beer purity law. However, one famous exception is Gose: http://www.germanbeerguide.co.uk/gose.html


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To add to Leo's answer... Northern Italy is very much associated with Austro-Bavarian heritage. The province of South Tyrol is predominantly German speaking, and Trento is just south of that province. In addition, Weissbier is to Bavaria/Munich as Pretzels are to Philadelphia or Pizza is to New York.... Hmmm maybe that pretzels analogy was a bad idea since ...


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Where did you read this? I am unfamiliar with Dunkle Hefe exactly, but this is true for wooden casks. Typically a wooden cask is served with gravity or with a hand pump to lift from a cellar. There is an opening in the top that draws air in to equalise the pressure. This air will reduce the shelf life to 3 days. A "Donkey Pump" on the common sankey keg is ...


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I will resume here what I know about this topic. One of the twenty regions of Italy, and one of the most northern, is Trentino-Alto Adige. It borders with Austria and, for some 20km, with Switzerland. Trentino-Alto Adige is divided in two provinces: province of Trento (Trentino, capital town Trento) and province of Bolzano/Bozen (Alto Adige/Südtirol, ...


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It is probably because it is so close to Austria and Germany and because the cold climate is excellent for brewing such beers.


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