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American Pale Wheat Ale

Description:
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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 2227) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
She Shot FirstBottle Logic Brewing4.703.9884-
Jungle BoogieMarz Community Brewing5.304.2883-
High Rollers WheatAnderson Valley Brewing Company5.303.48290
Florida Avenue AleFlorida Avenue Brewing Co.4.702.9382-
Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery5.503.4480-
Broken PromisesGreenbush Brewing Company7.603.9179-
Millstream Windmill WheatMillstream Brewing Company4.503.279-
Washout WheatHoly City Brewing5.303.7879-
Me So HoneyBelching Beaver Brewery5.503.5679-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.3278-
Bell's Mango Habanero Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.6.004.0578-
Mad Beach WheatAviator Brewing Company4.803.0177-
Great Lakes Miami WeissGreat Lakes Brewery4.503.9576-
Crash LandedBegyle Brewing Company7.003.6376-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.3976-
LA-31 PassionneBayou Teche Brewery5.743.2972-
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.3772-
Sandy WheatMother's Brewing Company4.803.7772-
Grapefruit WheatOdd Side Ales4.503.2971-
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.571-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.7170-
StaycationKarbach Brewing Co.4.803.6369-
Wheat AleAleWerks Brewing Company ? 3.3567-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.426667
High Five HefeIron Horse Brewery6.003.2266-
Crystal Wheat AlePyramid Breweries, Inc.5.303.46480
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.6264-
Fieldhouse WheatTriton Brewing Company5.303.6764-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.3164-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.7264-
Saranac Harvest AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.003.2164-
Heartland WheatLucky Bucket Brewing Co.4.803.5463-
Smooth Sail Summer AleHeavy Seas Beer4.503.462-
10-Speed Hoppy WheatBloomington Brewing Company5.204.26290
Alpha WeizenNew England Brewing Co.4.803.9661-
Watershed WheatToppling Goliath Brewing Company ? 3.6560-
Chasing RabbitsBurlington Beer Co.5.803.9660-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.863.0259-
Wheatstone BridgeTin Whiskers Brewing Company5.403.7859-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.3459-
Stumpy DuckTrillium Brewing Company5.604.0457-
Upside Down BlondeFlat 12 Bierwerks5.403.257-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.1957-
Watermelon WheatTin Roof Brewing Company5.003.2656-
7th Street WheatNew Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)4.503.7256-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5556-
ThresherToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.254.2356-
Elevator MogabiElevator Brewery & Draught Haus5.503.7156-
Atwater Summer Time AleAtwater Brewery5.002.6355-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.5155-
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