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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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1746) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.217,72494
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,867-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,06784
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,87478
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.394,01679
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,73687
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,58087
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,44990
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.411,37083
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,34593
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,26083
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.481,24280
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,15475
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3492171
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07885-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603835-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45831-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.42724-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.12724-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.669493
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4368380
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41638-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0761675
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3559782
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5856588
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2155881
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650793
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0950464
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.548785
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05481-
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83474100
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7646975
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8740385
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.839152
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.15391-
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9138283
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.437691
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5346-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.77343-
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.39340-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8330594
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.55305-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1230362
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.44280-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6727284
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.16271-
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.85270-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.59258-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.38251-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3232-
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