Wheat beers have long been popular in Europe, but have only recently become known to U.S. consumers. They are made using wheat malt combined with barley malt in ratios varying from 1:3 to as high as 3:1. These beers are generally thinner and more sour than barley malt beers, and are usually high in phenolic compounds.They also often have a somewhat cloudy appearance. However, their unique flavor, due in part, to vinyl guaiacol generated from ferulic acid, is particularly appreciated by some consumers.
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