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American Pale Wheat Ale

An Americanized version of a Hefe Weizen, these beers range within the pale to golden range in color. Reminiscent of a Hefe Weizen in appearance, unless filtered. Long-lasting head with a light to medium body, higher carbonation is proper. German Weizen flavors and aromas of banana esters and clove-like phenols will not be found. Most use a substantial percentage of wheat malt. Hop character will be low to high but most are moderate in bitterness. There may be some fruitiness from ale fermentation though most examples use of a fairly neutral ale yeast, resulting in a clean fermentation with little to no diacetyl.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.198,52794
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,478-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,60784
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,28778
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.434,38279
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,92987
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,64387
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.931,63390
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.561,532-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,43783
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.841,42493
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,29583
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16175
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.011,044-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.1298392
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3495171
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47864-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603855-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48763-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.675393
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.01616-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1861581
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5859688
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0855364
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79531100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4952985
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6350993
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7649283
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7547975
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.09457-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.79455-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3841091
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.53403-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740052
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9639883
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6737588
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435492
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4340-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.7531384
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.33307-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330562
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76298-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.73287-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18281-
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55276-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5927480
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41263-
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.12251-
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.503.72234-
Road JamTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.31217-
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