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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 Company7.504.28,13194
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,246-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.225,37084
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,16178
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.424,18379
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,84487
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,61787
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.941,56490
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.551,434-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,40983
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.851,40493
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,28683
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,15875
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.2031,017-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3493471
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47848-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603844-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.1584092
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48749-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.672393
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4468780
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.43641-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1760081
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5858288
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.04578-
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0854164
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6350993
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.78509100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.550885
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7547375
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7745883
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.08426-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.8425-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7739552
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3839391
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9639383
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.52366-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8434392
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6634388
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4340-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.7530884
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.5304-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330362
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76291-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.17276-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.74272-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41258-
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.12251-
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.54250-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5924780
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