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
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.851,651-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.391,59178
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.21,48994
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.231,46184
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.4484379
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.4365287
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.3759583
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.459483
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.8755793
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.4253187
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.2249675
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3536971
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47361-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4631480
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.51308-
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5730788
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.629993
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.44274-
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.42255-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3922191
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4921785
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1621281
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.9620890
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0720164
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1519462
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9919183
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.11174-
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.76171100
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.54163-
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6215593
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.003.3912683
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.03123-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.51122-
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7710775
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.42103-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.2110192
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.0299-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.849494
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.769352
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.5493-
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.303.1893-
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.503.2790-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.60383-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.798084
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.1877-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.873-
High Rollers WheatAnderson Valley Brewing Company5.303.397390
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.703.316172
Station Master Wheat AleFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery4.603.3559-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.75988
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