Abbylovi wrote in the "Bartender" thread below:
"I also don't want lemons dropped in my weisse without asking."
to which I say amen! This brought up a question I have about German (and German style) beers as consumed in the US. Weisse means "white" in German and denotes a pale, sourish sort of beer that is associated with Berlin (and US versions like Celis White, Brooklyn, etc.). Weizen means "wheat" and denotes a style originating in Barvaria: usually amber, with spicy and fruity notes and sometimes "mit Hefe", or yeast. I have noticed a tendency for US bars to put or offer lemon with both these beers. Is this just confusion of the two similar German names? I thought the Berliners put lemon in the weisse, but did not think this was done to weizen.
BTW, the Weizens from the Ramstein brewery in Butler, NJ are very good.
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