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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 Company7.504.216,41894
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,208-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,47478
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.214,34083
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,38078
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.391,47788
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.541,46188
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,26683
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.791,26093
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,16682
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,12075
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,07190
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.4891680
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3386971
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.08781-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.46776-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.01757-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.44674-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4366180
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.663293
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41615-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0858975
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3655883
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5851589
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2151380
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6748593
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0846764
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.16456-
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7844775
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4944386
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83427100
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.06401-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.837052
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9236682
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.434491
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4337-
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.13314-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1229760
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5270-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8226094
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.46256-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15255-
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.925185
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.78251-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6824184
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.6239-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.39232-
Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The SunbeltJester King Brewery3.903.69219-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3218-
Somer Orange Honey WheatRogue Ales5.203.51204-
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