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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 Company7.504.216,61694
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,312-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,56378
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.214,43383
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,48078
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.391,49888
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.541,48588
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,28283
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.791,27093
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,19682
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.141,12875
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,10990
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.4896880
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3387271
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07804-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45791-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603770-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.43685-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4366580
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.664593
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41618-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0859875
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3556983
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2152680
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5852389
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6749093
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.15477-
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0847664
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7745575
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4945086
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83435100
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.06422-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.837552
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9236882
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.434791
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4339-
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.13321-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1229960
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.51276-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8227194
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.927185
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.78271-
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.46263-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15258-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.58252-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6924384
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.39235-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3223-
Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The SunbeltJester King Brewery3.903.7221-
Somer Orange Honey WheatRogue Ales5.203.51205-
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