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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 rAvg Revs Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.217,60294
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,708-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,00684
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,80478
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,95979
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,71687
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,57487
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,41490
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.411,36883
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,31793
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,25383
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.481,20480
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,15275
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3491671
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.06865-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603831-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45826-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.42720-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.12701-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.668993
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4368280
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41636-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0761175
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3559682
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5856188
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2155481
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650793
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0949864
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4947585
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05474-
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83468100
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7646775
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.838952
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8838685
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.14386-
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9138083
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.437491
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5340-
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.39340-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.77319-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1230362
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8329694
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.54293-
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.45279-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15269-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6726684
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.86266-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.58256-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.38247-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3229-
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