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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 Company7.504.217,40494
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,609-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.214,89784
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,76978
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,87279
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,65787
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,56087
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,34783
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,34790
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,30493
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,24583
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.471,16280
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,15075
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3491171
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.06858-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603823-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45820-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.42713-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.668293
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4368080
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.11640-
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41635-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0761175
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3559482
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5855288
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2255081
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650693
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0949464
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05471-
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4946785
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7646675
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83462100
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.838852
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9137883
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.14370-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.436891
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8836285
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.39340-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5331-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.77312-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1230362
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8329594
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.45276-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15268-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.58256-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6825484
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.87254-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.38245-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.52236-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3228-
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