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American Pale Wheat Ale

Description:
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 Company7.504.22590794
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.814758-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.33415378
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.21410183
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.39313778
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.39143388
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.53137788
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41121383
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.79121093
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.15110775
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.39109582
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.9299890
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3384271
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.46762-
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.4873580
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.03691-
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07691-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.44643-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4361680
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.661093
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.42599-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0956875
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3652083
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5949889
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6747393
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.245880
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7843875
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0742764
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4941986
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83406100
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.17367-
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.06363-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.8136252
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9235182
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.433891
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4332-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1329060
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.1282-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5252-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15246-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8523894
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.47231-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6822984
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.4225-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.6221-
Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The SunbeltJester King Brewery3.903.69212-
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.921185
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3208-
Somer Orange Honey WheatRogue Ales5.203.51201-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.81190-
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