When I was stationed in Germany I tried this delicious concoction that only the true beer afficionados, the Germans, could come up with.

Banana Beer or Bananenweizen as it’s known in Germany, tastes best with Wheat Beer. The banana flavor blends well with the fresh taste of wheat beer and gives it just a slight sweetness. Perfect for sipping after dinner, or anytime.

  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 15 to 30 Minutes
  • Active: 3 to 5 Minutes.

Ingredients (3)

  • 1/2 Liter Weissbier (Wheat Beer) – preferably a German Brand (i.e. Weihenstephaner).
  • 1/10 Liter Banana Juice
  • 1 Pilsner beer glass


  1. Chill a hefeweizenbier glass, (a tall pilsner glass).
  2. While keeping the glass at an angle, so that it does not develop too much foam, pour the beer into the glass.
  3. The bottleneck should be dunked slightly into the beer and then slowly pulled up.
  4. Since the yeast that settles at the bottom of the bottle is a small remnant of wheat beer, shake the bottle and dump it into the wheat beer glass.
  5. Once the foam head sets, fill the glass with well chilled banana juice.