wheat beer

A beer made from malted wheat, characterized by its pale color and subtle, lagerlike flavor. Technically, it should be classified as an ale since it's a top-fermented brew. See also beer.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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