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 1960) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.7658-
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.0553-
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.903.2552-
Willy Wheat AleAlpine Beer Company4.903.251-
Horizon WheatStevens Point Brewery3.653.3251-
Old Chico Crystal WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.803.5548-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.8446-
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.5745-
Crystal Wheat AlePyramid Breweries, Inc.5.003.384480
Great Lakes Miami WeissGreat Lakes Brewery4.503.9544-
Orange OakJackie O's Pub & Brewery9.003.9243100
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.003.0743-
White LightningSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers5.203.3342-
Saranac PrismMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.6441-
Freestyle Wheat BeerIndependence Brewing Co.4.703.1841-
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.6741-
Bell's Poolside AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.5440-
O'Hanlon's Wheat BeerO'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.4.003.5739-
Henry Weinhard's HefeweizenBlitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.4.862.9839-
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.503.8639-
Mango WeizenNorthwest Brewing Company5.003.3838-
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.003.6738-
Shock Top Twisted Pretzel WheatAnheuser-Busch5.203.4235-
Millstream Windmill WheatMillstream Brewing Company4.503.1835-
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.303.9335-
Kennebunkport Wheat BeerFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub5.102.4535-
Blue Moon First Peach AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.3334-
Portsmouth WeizenheimerPortsmouth Brewery4.503.5434-
Velvet FogWild Rose Brewery & Taproom4.503.3434-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.653380
BeehiveBristol Brewing Company5.003.1733-
Beez NeezMatilda Bay Brewing Co.4.702.3933-
HopsterNew Glarus Brewing Company5.904.023288
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.003.5532-
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.913283
Cold Spring Honey Almond WeissCold Spring Brewing Co. ? 2.6631-
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.603.5231-
White Ox Wheat AleJames Page Brewing Company3.65331-
Grace House Honey WheatWagner Valley Brewery3.803.2530-
Sundown WheatMarshall Brewing Company4.703.7330-
Golden Fraü Honey WheatThunderhead Brewing Company7.503.4430-
Heartland Brewery Harvest WheatHeartland Brewery Union Square5.003.0328-
Wet Hot American WheatFinch's Beer Co.5.003.6527-
Dundee Summer Wheat BeerGenesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.4.503.52767
Coronado Orange AvenueCoronado Brewing Company5.803.4727-
AirLucid Brewing4.203.6127-
Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery5.503.4726-
Strawberry WheatBrau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC4.003.1326-
Propeller Honey WheatPropeller Brewery5.003.4725-
Wheat BeerNapa Smith Brewery4.802.7425-
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