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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 1560) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Piña Colada WheatFunky Buddha Brewery5.004.1569-
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company6.003.568-
Mustang Washita WheatMustang Brewing Company5.303.3668-
BeehiveBristol Brewing Company5.003.3167-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery ? 3.8166-
Millstream Windmill WheatMillstream Brewing Company4.503.2266-
Florida Avenue AleCold Storage Craft Brewery4.703.165-
Sandy WheatMother's Brewing Company4.803.665-
Are Wheat There Yet?Cigar City Brewing ? 3.4765-
Saranac Harvest AleMatt Brewing Company5.003.0764-
Heartland Brewery Harvest WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square5.003.1463-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.286367
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.5562-
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.4161-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.3560-
Slammer WheatJailhouse Brewing Company5.003.5159-
Criterium Ale (2012)Cigar City Brewing5.003.6759-
Saranac Juggler•NautMatt Brewing Company4.803.4658-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.863.0758-
Majestic Wheat AleNorth Peak Brewing Company5.503.3358-
Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery5.503.4458-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.3157-
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.3556-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.256-
Our Turn, Your TurnPretty Things Beer & Ale Project6.803.8355-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.3554-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.5254-
Fieldhouse WheatTriton Brewing Company5.303.4352-
Shock Top Twisted Pretzel WheatAnheuser-Busch5.203.3952-
Alpha WeizenNew England Brewing Co.4.803.9752-
Grapefruit WheatOdd Side Ales4.503.3851-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5751-
Impériale Weizen Grande CuvéeLes Trois Mousquetaires10.003.9151-
Upside Down BlondeFlat 12 Bierwerks5.403.3251-
California Spring BeerHangar 24 Brewery5.203.5951-
Heartland WheatLucky Bucket Brewing Co.4.803.549-
Wheat BeerNapa Smith Brewery4.802.849-
Strawberry WheatBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC4.003.0749-
Wheat AleAleWerks Brewing Company ? 3.4248-
LA-31 PassionneBayou Teche Brewery5.743.3648-
Original WheatAnchor Brewing Company5.603.6548-
Window Pane Series RaspberryMother Earth Brewing8.303.6948-
Whale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.3948-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.6747-
Chai WheatPyramid Breweries, Inc.5.503.4647-
Beez NeezMatilda Bay Brewing Co.4.702.5747-
Humboldt HazeMad River Brewing Company7.953.6346-
Kennebunkport Wheat BeerFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.102.4646-
Broken PromisesGreenbush Brewing Company7.603.8545-
Grace House Honey WheatWagner Valley Brewery3.803.2945-
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