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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 Company7.504.217,50694
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.815,639-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.214,95884
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.334,78678
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.393,91479
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.551,68887
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.381,56687
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.921,38990
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,35983
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.781,30793
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,25183
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.471,18180
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 Company5.203.06861-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603828-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.45823-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.42717-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.668793
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4368180
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer4.804.11672-
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.41636-
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleCoors Brewing Company5.203.0761175
Hocus PocusMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.3559582
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5855988
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.2255381
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6650793
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0949664
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.05474-
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.4946985
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7646675
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.83464100
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.838852
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9137983
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.8837785
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.14376-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.437291
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company4.703.39340-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.5335-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.77315-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company4.703.1230362
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8329594
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.45278-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.15268-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.54264-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.6826084
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.86260-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.003.58256-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.38246-
Indian SummerLazy Magnolia Brewing Company4.683.3229-
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