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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 2229) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
HopsterNew Glarus Brewing Company5.904.0124088
Old Chico Crystal WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.803.52202-
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.68201-
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.503.26199-
Stealin' Time Summer WheatMagic Hat Brewing Company5.503.2319778
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.003.3819783
Road Jam Raspberry Wheat AleTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.29192-
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.003.63184-
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company5.503.33171-
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.603.32168-
Wet Hot American WheatFinch's Beer Co.5.003.59167-
Willy Wheat AleAlpine Beer Company4.903.26167-
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.603.61163-
Saranac PrismMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.62162-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery5.503.76151-
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.703.3114472
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.503.82142-
Graffiti Orange7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery5.903.57140-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.78136-
AirNorth Loop Brew Co4.203.51132-
DirtyAdirondack Pub & Brewery5.303.68128-
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.303.9125-
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.303.18124-
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.58120-
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.703.75120-
Fortunate Islands - Grapefruit ZestModern Times Beer5.004.15119-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.61113-
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.003.1112-
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.303.8111-
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.003.54110-
Bell's UberonBell's Brewery, Inc.10.003.94109-
Lemongrass American WheatWest Sixth Brewing Company5.753.42108-
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.49107-
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.603.5106-
Orange OakJackie O's Pub & Brewery9.003.95105100
Anchor Summer WheatAnchor Brewing Company4.503.4103-
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.903.22100-
Starburst WheatSaugatuck Brewing Company5.103.81100-
Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat YouOdd Side Ales4.503.7794-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.6492-
Monticello Reserve AleStarr Hill Brewery5.503.5191-
Sundown WheatMarshall Brewing Company4.703.6791-
Station Master Wheat AleFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery5.303.3589-
BeehiveBristol Brewing Company5.003.2289-
Blue Moon ProximityCoors Brewing Company8.503.218971
Shark Meets HipsterDryHop Brewers6.003.8887-
FunkDuClaw Brewing Company4.503.5586-
PolycotHangar 24 Brewery7.203.5786-
Whitewater Hoppy Wheat AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.103.6586-
Mustang Washita WheatMustang Brewing Company5.303.4685-
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