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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1786) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.217,77194
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,934-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,10084
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,91478
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.394,04279
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,74587
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,58387
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,46990
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.411,37483
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,35793
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,26383
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.481,26280
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,15575
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3492371
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07905-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603837-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45833-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.12746-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.42727-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.669793
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4368480
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41638-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0762075
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3559782
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5856688
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2156281
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.150964
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650793
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05492-
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.548985
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83474100
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7647075
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8741485
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.16399-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.839252
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9138683
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.437691
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.77353-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5348-
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.39340-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.56316-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8430994
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1230362
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.44284-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6727584
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.85272-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.16272-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.59259-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.38251-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.67234-
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