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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 2469) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Stealin' Time Summer WheatMagic Hat Brewing Company5.503.2522878
Road JamTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.32227-
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.68209-
Old Chico Crystal WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.803.53205-
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.503.26201-
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.003.3819983
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.003.63188-
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company5.503.33183-
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.603.6217686
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.603.27171-
Wet Hot American WheatFinch's Beer Co.5.003.59168-
WillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.26168-
Saranac PrismMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.62162-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery5.503.76160-
3 Citrus Peel OutSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.503.81154-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.76153-
PulpCivil Society Brewing6.304.48153-
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.703.314672
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.503.82144-
Graffiti Orange7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery5.903.57142-
DirtyAdirondack Pub & Brewery5.303.68137-
AirNorth Loop Brew Co4.203.49137-
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.61131-
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.303.9130-
Fortunate Islands - Grapefruit ZestModern Times Beer5.004.16129-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.64125-
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.303.18125-
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.703.76124-
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.5122-
Anchor Summer WheatAnchor Brewing Company4.503.43121-
Starburst WheatSaugatuck Brewing Company5.103.81118-
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.003.52117-
Bell's UberonBell's Brewery, Inc.10.003.94115-
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.003.11114-
Lemongrass American WheatWest Sixth Brewing Company5.753.42112-
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.603.5112-
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.303.8112-
Whitewater Hoppy Wheat AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.103.66108-
Jungle BoogieMarz Community Brewing5.304.26105-
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.903.22105-
Orange OakJackie O's Pub & Brewery9.003.95105100
StaycationKarbach Brewing Co.4.803.64103-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.68100-
FunkDuClaw Brewing Company4.503.5996-
She Shot FirstBottle Logic Brewing4.703.9995-
Sundown WheatMarshall Brewing Company4.703.6494-
Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat YouOdd Side Ales4.503.7794-
Bell's Mango Habanero Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.6.004.0194-
Me So HoneyBelching Beaver Brewery5.503.6392-
Shark Meets HipsterDryHop Brewers6.003.8592-
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