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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1614) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Mustang Washita WheatMustang Brewing Company5.303.3771-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery ? 3.870-
Great Lakes Miami WeissGreat Lakes Brewery4.503.9370-
Piña Colada WheatFunky Buddha Brewery5.004.1569-
Florida Avenue AleCold Storage Craft Brewery4.703.0968-
Millstream Windmill WheatMillstream Brewing Company4.503.2267-
Sandy WheatMother's Brewing Company4.803.665-
Are Wheat There Yet?Cigar City Brewing ? 3.4765-
Heartland Brewery Harvest WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square5.003.1464-
Saranac Harvest AleMatt Brewing Company5.003.0764-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.286367
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.4162-
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.5562-
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.4262-
Saranac Juggler•NautMatt Brewing Company4.803.4661-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.5261-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.3661-
Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery5.503.4459-
Criterium Ale (2012)Cigar City Brewing5.003.6759-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.863.0758-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.3358-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.3358-
Shock Top Twisted Pretzel WheatAnheuser-Busch5.203.3657-
Our Turn, Your TurnPretty Things Beer & Ale Project6.803.8256-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.256-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.6355-
Grapefruit WheatOdd Side Ales4.503.3754-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.3554-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.5254-
Alpha WeizenNew England Brewing Co.4.803.9654-
Fieldhouse WheatTriton Brewing Company5.303.4353-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5751-
Impériale Weizen Grande CuvéeLes Trois Mousquetaires10.003.9151-
Upside Down BlondeFlat 12 Bierwerks5.403.3251-
LA-31 PassionneBayou Teche Brewery5.743.3551-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.5951-
Wheat AleAleWerks Brewing Company ? 3.4349-
Heartland WheatLucky Bucket Brewing Co.4.803.549-
Broken PromisesGreenbush Brewing Company7.603.8549-
Wheat BeerNapa Smith Brewery4.802.849-
Beez NeezMatilda Bay Brewing Co.4.702.5949-
Strawberry WheatBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC4.003.0749-
Window Pane Series RaspberryMother Earth Brewing8.303.749-
Whale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.3949-
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.6448-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.7648-
Mad Beach WheatAviator Brewing Company4.803.2748-
Original WheatAnchor Brewing Company5.603.6548-
Chai WheatPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.503.4647-
Kennebunkport Wheat BeerFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.102.4646-
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