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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Sandy WheatMother's Brewing Company4.803.5967-
Saranac Harvest AleMatt Brewing Company5.003.0766-
Heartland Brewery Harvest WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square5.003.1465-
Saranac Juggler•NautMatt Brewing Company4.803.4565-
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.5665-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.5365-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.6164-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.256467
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.4464-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.3863-
Alpha WeizenNew England Brewing Co.4.803.9560-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.3359-
Grapefruit WheatOdd Side Ales4.503.3958-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.863.0758-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.3358-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.3256-
Wheat AleAleWerks Brewing Company ? 3.4356-
Fieldhouse WheatTriton Brewing Company5.303.4356-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.256-
Upside Down BlondeFlat 12 Bierwerks5.403.3455-
LA-31 PassionneBayou Teche Brewery5.743.355-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.5155-
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.6554-
Crash LandedBegyle Brewing Company7.003.5654-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5753-
She Shot FirstBottle Logic Brewing4.703.7253-
Mad Beach WheatAviator Brewing Company4.803.3252-
Whale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.3952-
Cool Summer Bro!Other Half Brewing Co.5.003.9451-
Heartland WheatLucky Bucket Brewing Co.4.803.551-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.7551-
Beez NeezMatilda Bay Brewing Co.4.702.5951-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.5951-
Broken PromisesGreenbush Brewing Company7.603.8550-
Wheat BeerNapa Smith Brewery4.802.850-
10-Speed Hoppy WheatBloomington Brewing Company5.204.3749-
Strawberry WheatBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC4.003.0749-
Small Axe Golden AleRush River Brewing Company ? 3.2248-
Washout WheatHoly City Brewing5.303.7448-
BumbleBarrier Brewing Company8.004.0847-
Watermelon WheatTin Roof Brewing Company5.003.1847-
Grace House Honey WheatWagner Valley Brewery3.803.2946-
Kennebunkport Wheat BeerFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.102.4646-
400 Divine RabbitsGreenbush Brewing Company6.303.5345-
FunkDuClaw Brewing Company4.503.4844-
Stinger Wild Honey WheatEstes Park Brewery ? 2.9844-
High Five HefeIron Horse Brewery ? 3.2744-
Elevator MogabiElevator Brewery & Draught Haus5.503.6944-
QuintessentialPipeworks Brewing Company7.503.8543-
Cold Spring Honey Almond WeissCold Spring Brewing Co. ? 2.7342-
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