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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 Avg Hads > Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.28,21394
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,288-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.225,43784
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,18178
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.424,22979
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,86587
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,62487
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.941,58590
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.551,463-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,41383
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.851,41093
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,29083
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,15975
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.2031,027-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3493971
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.1487192
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603848-
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47848-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48751-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.672693
Smuttynose Summer WeizenSmuttynose Brewing Company5.463.4468780
422 Pale Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.803.44642-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1760481
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.04586-
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5858388
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0854564
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79516100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.203.551185
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6350993
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7547675
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7746683
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.07434-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.8433-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3839991
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7739752
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9639483
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.52375-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435092
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6634888
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4340-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.7531184
Nude Beach Summer WheatStevens Point Brewery5.003.5309-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330462
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76292-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.17276-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.74273-
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.54260-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.42260-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5925380
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.12251-
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