What is the difference between Märzen and Wheat?
The Bräurup has been known for its excellent beer culture and fine brewery for centuries – our name is no coincidence. In addition to various seasonal specials, we mainly brew a Märzen beer and a wheat beer for our guest house in our brewery in Pinzgau. But what is the difference between Märzen and wheat? We’d love to tell you that.
Depends on the type of fermentation it on
Beer is not just beer, that goes without saying of course by itself. To tell the difference between these two varieties too To clarify, we will first dedicate ourselves to the type of fermentation, which is closely related to the Fermentation temperature and two different yeast strains. Corresponding a distinction is made between two types of beer:
- Bottom-fermented beer: The cold fermentation temperatures are between 8 and 12 ° C, the yeast strain sits on the bottom and sends fermentation by-products above. This is the case with lagers and Märzen beers, among other things.
- Top-fermented beer: Here the master brewer works with higher Temperatures (18-22 ° C) and a yeast strain sitting on top. Sink accordingly all fermentation by-products on the ground. All fall into this category Wheat beers.
Märzenbier – what is it?
Time to take a closer look at ours Beers in the Bräurup brewery. The light yellow Märzenbier has a Original wort of at least 11 ° C. Mild bitter notes from the hops and balanced malt notes tickle the palate. In Austria around 80% warehouse and march beers sold. Our unfiltered, cellar cloudy and at 12 ° C Fermented barley juice shines with approx. 12 ° C original wort.
What is wheat beer?
Between 11 and 13 ° C original wort, the malt used for wheat beers must consist of at least 50% wheat, hence the name. They are refreshing and rich in carbonic acid, but less bitter due to the weaker hops. With us you can enjoy unfiltered, cloudy wheat (fermented at 18-22 ° C) with 12.5-12.8 ° C original wort, bright color and fine taste. It is said that all theory is gray. The best way to fully experience the difference between Märzen and Wheat is through your own taste buds. Taste your way through our varied beer menu and combine the enjoyment of high-quality barley juice with a short Bräurup vacation. We would be happy to create one for you non-binding vacation offer !
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