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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 1531) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
OpheliaBreckenridge Brewery5.003.53201-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.67198-
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.003.3618583
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.503.22174-
FU (Forever Unloved) SandyFlying Fish Brewing Company6.203.78172-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.416680
NineteenWeyerbacher Brewing Co.10.003.92164-
Old Chico Crystal WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.803.47162-
Lemon WheatAbita Brewing Co.4.403.16160-
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.69156-
LongShot Beer Flower WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.803.36137-
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.003.53133-
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.603.4133-
Willy Wheat AleAlpine Beer Company4.903.32132-
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.703.3312572
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.603.11123-
Tropical Heatwave Wheat AleCigar City Brewing5.203.5117-
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.503.76117-
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.303.17116-
Maple Wheat AleLawson's Finest Liquids4.203.49109-
Saranac PrismMatt Brewing Company5.203.58107-
Graffiti Orange Creamsicle7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery6.303.67106-
Hop Ticket #2 Hoppy WheatVictory Brewing Company5.503.59105-
Birra DeCicco - Limone LuppoloCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.6.004.03104-
AirLucid Brewing4.203.33101-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.69100-
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company4.903.4894-
Funk (Blueberry Citrus)DuClaw Brewing Company5.003.6194-
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.003.1494-
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.003.3792-
Road Jam Raspberry Wheat AleTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.3792-
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.903.1591-
Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat YouOdd Side Ales4.503.6891-
Wet Hot American WheatFinch's Beer Co.5.003.5990-
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.303.8786-
Station Master Wheat AleFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery4.603.3484-
Blue Moon ProximityCoors Brewing Company8.503.1384-
High Rollers WheatAnderson Valley Brewing Company5.303.398090
Horizon WheatStevens Point Brewery3.653.2980-
Monticello Reserve AleStarr Hill Brewery5.503.3978-
Dirty BlondeAdirondack Pub & Brewery4.603.5278-
Bell's UberonBell's Brewery, Inc.10.003.8476-
Whale AleSix Row Brewing Company5.503.517280
Sundown WheatMarshall Brewing Company4.703.6172-
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.703.7371-
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.303.757185
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.603.4470-
PolycotHangar 24 Brewery7.203.5370-
Great Lakes Miami WeissGreat Lakes Brewery4.503.9369-
Piña Colada WheatFunky Buddha Brewery5.004.1569-
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