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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 Company7.504.28,35494
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,320-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.225,50584
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,20878
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.424,28079
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,89687
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,63487
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.941,60790
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.561,496-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,42583
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.851,41393
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,29283
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16075
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.2031,032-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3494571
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.1391092
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47854-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603851-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48758-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.674293
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1861081
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.03589-
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5858988
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0854664
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79518100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4951585
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6350993
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7647883
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7547775
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.08443-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.78440-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3840991
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740052
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9639683
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.53387-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6635688
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435292
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4340-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.7531284
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.5310-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330562
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76293-
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.35292-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18278-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.74277-
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55269-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.626480
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.42262-
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.12251-
Blue Moon First Peach AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.44241-
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