The Sanwald Brewery specializes in Wheat Beer. That is all they make. They were purchased by Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu (around 1977) … however they have been making Wheat beer for over 100 years. They have four primary beers — the Hefe, the Kristall, the Dunkel (the dark) and a Low calorie Weizen.
As you will know from reading your BJCP style guidelines, “These are refreshing, fast-maturing beers that are lightly hopped and show a unique banana-and-clove yeast character. These beers often don’t age well and are best enjoyed while young and fresh. The version “mit hefe” is served with yeast sediment stirred in; the krystal version is filtered for excellent clarity. Bottles with yeast are traditionally swirled or gently rolled prior to serving. The character of a krystal weizen is generally fruitier and less phenolic than that of the hefe-weizen.”
I really liike that banana bread flavor you get with the Hefe, so it is my preference. You will see in some later posts that I also like to mix my Weizens with some fruit juices (lemon-lime or grapefruit … maybe even banana!) … that combination is called a “Radler.” The German word “Radler” roughly translates to “Cyclist.” When I lived here before, I rode with a group of Germans who would stop halfway through a ride, have a couple of Radlers, and then ride back. The juice have a little sugar kick and the mix kept the alcohol consumption / content down. Have I stated lately that I love Germany?