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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 Company7.504.216,84794
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,414-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,62778
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.214,53783
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,58678
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,53388
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.391,51888
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,30183
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,28093
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,21282
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,16990
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,13675
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.481,03380
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3388071
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07825-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45803-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603793-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.43692-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4367080
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.665593
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41621-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0760475
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3557883
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2153880
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5853289
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.14531-
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6649593
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0848264
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7745775
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4945686
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05449-
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83444100
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.838152
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9137182
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.4135491
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4339-
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.14332-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1229960
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8929385
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.78290-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5285-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8228394
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.46271-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15264-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.58255-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6824684
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.39236-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3224-
Ophelia Hopper Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.54208-
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.89208-
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