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 1940) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
PolycotHangar 24 Brewery7.203.5425-
Stinger Wild Honey WheatEstes Park Brewery ? 2.7924-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.7424-
Flat Top WheatBarley Island Brewing Company3.603.1424-
High Five HefeIron Horse Brewery6.003.123-
Gahan House Sir John A's Honey Wheat AleThe Gahan House5.003.1623-
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.603.4423-
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company4.903.4222-
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.5822-
White Cap WheatGrand Lake Brewing Company5.003.2422-
Carmel Wheat BeerUnited Brewing Group ? 2.822-
Murray's Whale AleMurray's Craft Brewing Co.4.503.0222-
Stealin' Time Summer WheatMagic Hat Brewing Company5.503.2121-
DirtyAdirondack Pub & Brewery4.603.7321-
Mustang Washita WheatMustang Brewing Company5.303.5121-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.2521-
Road Jam Raspberry Wheat AleTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.4621-
Excelsior Anniversary Series - 17Ithaca Beer Company8.403.921-
Portsmouth ThaizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.7821-
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.603.6521-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery5.503.8620-
Intermountain WheatEpic Brewing Company5.003.5620-
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.703.7620-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.7819-
Small Axe Golden AleRush River Brewing Company ? 3.4319-
Blue Moon ProximityCoors Brewing Company8.503.241971
One-Eyed PikeBrainerd Lakes Brewery5.752.9619-
Elevator MogabiElevator Brewery & Draught Haus5.503.7219-
Summer Wheat AleMt. Carmel Brewing Company4.803.7818-
Honey WheatMorgan Street Brewery4.903.3518-
Apricot WheatLost Coast Brewery and Cafe5.002.9218-
FunkDuClaw Brewing Company4.503.5218-
Dooryard Summer AlePicaroons Brewing Co.4.503.5418-
Florida Avenue AleFlorida Avenue Brewing Co.4.703.1218-
Bee StingBarossa Valley Brewing5.002.8618-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.7718-
Wheat BeerDurango Brewing5.302.691771
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.5117-
HefeweizenTailgate Beer5.002.481763
Anchor Summer WheatAnchor Brewing Company4.503.4717-
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.303.8817-
Taps Vanilla WheatTaps Brewing Co. Inc.5.003.6316-
Bulldozer HoneyweizenSkyscraper Brewing Company5.003.141680
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.3816-
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.616-
Lunch Pail AleAmber's Brewing Co.5.003.416-
Golden Wheat AleTelegraph Brewing Company ? 3.6116-
Alpha WeizenNew England Brewing Co.4.803.9716-
DoorYard AleOak Pond Brewing Company ? 3.261670
WheatfishGreat Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House4.753.315-
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