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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 Company7.504.22603294
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.814888-
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.33425178
GumballheadThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.604.21417783
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.39321478
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.39144488
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.54139688
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41122583
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.79122493
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.39111882
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.14111375
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.92101990
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3384871
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.4878580
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.46765-
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.07724-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.02714-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.44652-
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4363280
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.661693
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.42602-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0957475
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3652883
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5950189
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.247680
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6747693
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7844175
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0843664
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4942486
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83407100
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.16389-
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.06373-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.8136452
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9235282
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.434091
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.4334-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1329160
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.11290-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.51254-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15247-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8424694
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.46242-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6723384
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.4227-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.59226-
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.9122385
Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The SunbeltJester King Brewery3.903.69213-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3211-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.81202-
Somer Orange Honey WheatRogue Ales5.203.51201-
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