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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 Company7.504.22611494
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.814958-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.33429978
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.21421683
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.39324978
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.39145188
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.54140988
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.79123393
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41123083
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.39113182
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.14111575
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.92102590
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3385471
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.4880980
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.46765-
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07734-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.01723-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.44655-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4363780
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.661993
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.42603-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0958075
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3653583
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5950389
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.248280
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6747793
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0844164
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7844175
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4942886
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.16409-
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83408100
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05380-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.8136452
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9235782
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.434091
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4335-
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.12296-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1329360
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.51256-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15249-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8424794
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.46244-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6823684
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.9123185
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.4227-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.6227-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.8222-
Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The SunbeltJester King Brewery3.903.69214-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3211-
Somer Orange Honey WheatRogue Ales5.203.51201-
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