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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 rAvg Revs Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.217,25195
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,572-
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.214,77984
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,75378
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,79279
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,63188
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,55188
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,34184
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,30093
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,28090
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,24083
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,14976
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.481,12580
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3490872
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.06854-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45820-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603816-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.43709-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4367981
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.667494
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41632-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0761075
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.12599-
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3559483
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2255081
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5854689
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650293
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0949364
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05468-
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7746575
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4946487
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83455100
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.838553
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9138083
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.436692
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.14361-
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8934385
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4340-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.77311-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5304-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1230361
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8329394
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.46274-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15269-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.58257-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6824885
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.39242-
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.88238-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3228-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.54220-
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