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 Company7.504.217,91394
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.816,065-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,16284
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.335,04078
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.394,10079
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,78287
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,60287
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,50690
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.411,38683
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,38093
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.491,33580
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,27883
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,15675
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.08964-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3492671
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603838-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45835-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.1278592
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.43737-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.6170193
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4368680
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41639-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2258181
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5857288
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.04526-
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.152264
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650993
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.549885
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.84490100
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7647275
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8642884
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.16408-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.839352
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.76392-
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9138883
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.438191
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5353-
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.39340-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.5632988
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8432094
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1230362
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.45293-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6729184
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.16275-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.59270-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.64256-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.38253-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.4223580
Blue Moon First Peach AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.4222-
HopsterNew Glarus Brewing Company5.904.0121488
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