Originally posted by Suzianne Actually the title of this thread says "yeast white beer".
Actually I was going by the hazy quality of the beer and the rather pronounced foam head both characteristic of a wheat beer.
Wheat beer is a beer, usually top-fermented (lagers are bottom fermented), which is brewed with a large proportion of wheat relative to the amount of malted barley. The two main varieties are Weissbier and Witbier. 😀
Germany makes some truly awesome beers which is in part due to the brewing process. They favour what is called a decoction mash, that is the pulling and boiling of certain portions of the malt to impart a more robust flavour. Mostly done away with because modern malts are so well modified by the malt companies, still it is used by traditional breweries. It served well in a time before thermometers and the enzymatic processes were fully understood.
Originally posted by josephw I drink the King of Beers as I have noted a number of times. Best to drink it on a hot day while mowing the lawn. Before you know it the lawn is mowed and you can't walk or talk strait.
Originally posted by Suzianne As a diabetic, I know a bit about carbs (more than I do about beer).
For very nearly the same calories, beer is practically nutrient-free, whereas OJ has easily 2x to 2.5x the RDA of Vitamin C and one-fifth the RDA of Vitamin B1.
Beer has anywhere from 5 to 11 grams of carbs per 12 oz serving.
OJ has anywhere from 24 to 29 grams of carbs per 8 oz serving (because that is mostly sugars).
So I don't drink OJ, either.
As if you had enough trouble, you add diabetes to the list. There are developments in that field though, I hear stem cell research is coming up with ways to regenerate the pancreas, so I hope you will be able to pass that particular debacle.