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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Mustang Washita WheatMustang Brewing Company5.303.3664-
Millstream Windmill WheatMillstream Brewing Company4.503.2264-
Saranac Harvest AleMatt Brewing Company5.003.0862-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.36167
Sandy WheatMother's Brewing Company4.803.661-
Heartland Brewery Harvest WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square5.003.1460-
Florida Avenue AleCold Storage Craft Brewery4.703.0660-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery ? 3.8559-
BeehiveBristol Brewing Company5.003.2659-
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.3959-
Are Wheat There Yet?Cigar City Brewing ? 3.4859-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.863.0758-
Criterium Ale (2012)Cigar City Brewing5.003.6758-
Lemongrass American WheatWest Sixth Brewing Company5.753.2557-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.3357-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.3657-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.356-
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.5156-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.256-
Our Turn, Your TurnPretty Things Beer & Ale Project6.803.8355-
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company6.003.5653-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.553-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.3752-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.5252-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5751-
Endless Summer AleOld Forge Brewing Company4.803.2151-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.5950-
Impériale Weizen Grande CuvéeLes Trois Mousquetaires10.003.9249-
Wheat BeerNapa Smith Brewery4.802.849-
Strawberry WheatBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC4.003.0749-
Upside Down BlondeFlat 12 Bierwerks5.403.348-
Heartland WheatLucky Bucket Brewing Co.4.803.4847-
Fieldhouse WheatTriton Brewing Company5.303.4547-
Chai WheatPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.503.4647-
Saranac Juggler•NautMatt Brewing Company4.803.4846-
LA-31 PassionneBayou Teche Brewery5.743.3646-
Kennebunkport Wheat BeerFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.102.4646-
Grace House Honey WheatWagner Valley Brewery3.803.2945-
Stalkholm SyndromeBlue Lobster Brewing Company5.704.0945-
Beez NeezMatilda Bay Brewing Co.4.702.5345-
Window Pane Series RaspberryMother Earth Brewing8.303.745-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.7843-
QuintessentialPipeworks Brewing Company7.503.8743-
Cold Spring Honey Almond WeissCold Spring Brewing Co. ? 2.7342-
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.6242-
(CBC)2Cambridge Brewing Company6.753.8442-
Stinger Wild Honey WheatEstes Park Brewery ? 2.9842-
O'Hanlon's Wheat BeerO'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.4.003.5741-
Original WheatAnchor Brewing Company5.603.741-
Silver Wheat AleWellington County Brewery4.002.7340-
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