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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 1654) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Millstream Windmill WheatMillstream Brewing Company4.503.2273-
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.4672-
Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery5.503.3972-
Sandy WheatMother's Brewing Company4.803.5968-
Shark Meets HipsterDryHop Brewers6.003.868-
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.5767-
Saranac Juggler•NautMatt Brewing Company4.803.4466-
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.4466-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.5366-
Heartland Brewery Harvest WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square5.003.1465-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.3765-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.256467
Saranac Harvest AleMatt Brewing Company5.003.0764-
Alpha WeizenNew England Brewing Co.4.803.9560-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.2859-
Wheat AleAleWerks Brewing Company ? 3.4359-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.3459-
She Shot FirstBottle Logic Brewing4.703.7559-
Grapefruit WheatOdd Side Ales4.503.3958-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.863.0758-
LA-31 PassionneBayou Teche Brewery5.743.3158-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.3358-
Fieldhouse WheatTriton Brewing Company5.303.4457-
Crash LandedBegyle Brewing Company7.003.5657-
Mad Beach WheatAviator Brewing Company4.803.3357-
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.6456-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.256-
Upside Down BlondeFlat 12 Bierwerks5.403.3455-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.555-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5653-
Heartland WheatLucky Bucket Brewing Co.4.803.5152-
Broken PromisesGreenbush Brewing Company7.603.8552-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.7552-
Hoppy American Wheat (Brewhouse Rarities)Flying Dog Brewery5.503.655284
Beez NeezMatilda Bay Brewing Co.4.702.5952-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.5952-
BumbleBarrier Brewing Company8.004.0951-
Washout WheatHoly City Brewing5.303.7751-
Cool Summer Bro!Other Half Brewing Co.5.003.9450-
Wheat BeerNapa Smith Brewery4.802.850-
High Five HefeIron Horse Brewery ? 3.350-
10-Speed Hoppy WheatBloomington Brewing Company5.204.3750-
Small Axe Golden AleRush River Brewing Company ? 3.2249-
Strawberry WheatBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC4.003.0749-
Watermelon WheatTin Roof Brewing Company5.003.1847-
Grace House Honey WheatWagner Valley Brewery3.803.2947-
Stinger Wild Honey WheatEstes Park Brewery ? 2.9747-
400 Divine RabbitsGreenbush Brewing Company6.303.5346-
Kennebunkport Wheat BeerFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.102.4746-
FunkDuClaw Brewing Company4.503.4845-
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