Wheat malt is an ideal foundation grain for wheat beer styles like Hefeweizen and Kristallweizen, and an essential ingredient in North American wheat ales. It adds very little color to wort but contributes a robust, malty-sweet flavor with notes of bread, nuts, toffee, and light caramel. Wheat malt is high in protein, which helps produce fuller-bodied beers. Wheat malt can also improve head formation and retention, depending upon the other grist constituents. In top-fermented beers, Wheat malt performs especially well, adding creaminess, body, and complex wheat flavors.