Hank's Hefeweizen Beer Recipe Kit

  • Hank's Hefeweizen homebrew in a tall drinking glass
Hank's Hefeweizen homebrew in a tall drinking glass Hank's Hefeweizen Tasting Radar

Hank's Hefeweizen Beer Recipe Kit

SKU 750x



Price Per BOTTLE: $0.83

Product Details

This recipe has been in our stable for nearly 20 years and has proven to be one of our most popular wheat beer recipes. Originally created by a homebrewer named Hank, this delicious German-style ale utilizes the famous Weihenstephan wheat yeast strain to produce the time-honored flavor profile of spicy clove phenolics and distinctive banana ester profile. Paired with American malts and hops, this recipe brings this Bavarian classic over the pond to spread the joy of hefeweizen for all to enjoy.

Expect a hazy, deep golden ale with a firm and lasting white head and heaps of flavors consisting of soft, luscious wheat notes, medium-low bitterness, and fermentation-derived flavors ranging from spicy clove to ripe banana. Brew up a batch and keep the legend of Hank alive.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Hefeweizen
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70F
  • Original Gravity: 1.052
  • SRM: 5
  • IBUs: 16
  • ABV: 5.1%

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Moderate bready wheat malt aroma plays second fiddle to prominent clove phenolics and fruity banana esters. No hop aroma.
  • Appearance: Deep golden in color with a medium-high haziness. Bright white and lasting foam head.
  • Flavor: Moderate, balanced flavors of banana and clove are the most noticeable, with plush, bready, and slightly grainy wheat malt flavors in the background. Low hop bitterness balances any perceived malt sweetness. Finishes dry with no hop flavor.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-low body without any overly heavy character. Very smooth and soft on the palate with moderate creaminess and a velvety finish.

Brad’s Brewers Notes:
“Hefeweizen has long been a go-to style for beer enthusiasts due to its high drinkability and complex flavor profile. This particular recipe has been in our recipe hoard for nearly 20 years, and it does not disappoint. Melding classic German weizen yeast with American base malts and hops creates a rich flavor and smooth body that is perfect for any time a complex yet easy sipping beer is desired.”


Looking for the All Grain Version?

Additional Information

SKU 750X
Original Gravity


Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style German/Czech/Continental
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style German Ale
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews

I have not had time to brew. I was pleased by how quick I received the order.

Jeff G.
Hanks Hefeweizen

Very good! This beer was my personal First Segway away from Honey Weizen over a year ago. Since then I have added this to the repeat make list, and have made it 3 times. One of my favorites, after over 3 weeks bottle conditioning it really stays being a distinct, delicious beer with its own recognized flavor.

Ronald C.
My Favorite brew

I love the the taste and the additional grains. Easy to brew and finishes pretty fast. I always have this on hand.

Light and smooth

Just put this batch in mini kegs. Smells great! I took a quick taste and it needs some time to get gas but has a good mild flavor with not too much hops.

Terry S.
Great beer! Easy instructions!

I have used this kit many times in the past several years. Each time I have brewed a beer that is highly enjoyable - even by non-beer drinkers. Smooth. Full of flavor. Beautiful color. Over the years the instructions have been tweaked to produce an even better end result. I’ll be back for another kit in a few months.