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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1655) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.66214-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.4220780
Somer Orange Honey WheatRogue Ales5.203.51207-
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.003.3619383
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.503.23188-
Old Chico Crystal WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.803.49188-
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.68179-
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.003.55164-
Willy Wheat AleAlpine Beer Company4.903.34149-
Shock Top Twisted Pretzel WheatAnheuser-Busch5.203.43146-
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.603.39143-
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.603.11142-
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.503.74135-
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.703.3113172
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company4.903.54127-
Saranac PrismMatt Brewing Company5.203.6127-
Blue Moon First Peach AleCoors Brewing Company5.603.4123-
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.303.17123-
Graffiti Orange7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery5.903.72123-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.71122-
Hop Ticket #2 Hoppy WheatVictory Brewing Company5.503.58122-
Road Jam Raspberry Wheat AleTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.33119-
AirLucid Brewing4.203.35118-
Wet Hot American WheatFinch's Beer Co.5.003.58115-
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.303.8599-
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.003.3798-
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.003.1298-
Dirty BlondeAdirondack Pub & Brewery4.603.5296-
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.903.1696-
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.703.7693-
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.303.729385
Oh, Me So Hoppy To Wheat YouOdd Side Ales4.503.6893-
Lemongrass American WheatWest Sixth Brewing Company5.753.2491-
Orange OakJackie O's Pub & Brewery9.004.0189100
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.603.4789-
Station Master Wheat AleFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery4.603.3587-
Blue Moon ProximityCoors Brewing Company8.503.1186-
Horizon WheatStevens Point Brewery3.653.2685-
Bell's UberonBell's Brewery, Inc.10.003.8583-
Sundown WheatMarshall Brewing Company4.703.6182-
PolycotHangar 24 Brewery7.203.5481-
High Rollers WheatAnderson Valley Brewing Company5.303.398190
Whale AleSix Row Brewing Company5.503.528080
BeehiveBristol Brewing Company5.003.3680-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.6178-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery5.503.7977-
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company6.003.5277-
Mustang Washita WheatMustang Brewing Company5.303.3677-
Great Lakes Miami WeissGreat Lakes Brewery4.503.9373-
Florida Avenue AleCold Storage Craft Brewery4.703.0873-
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