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Your Favorite American Style Wheat Ales

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThirstyFace, May 23, 2013.

  1. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Has anyone mentioned Gumballhead yet? haha
  2. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    I actually found myself to really enjoy a Trout Slayer from Big Sky the other day.
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  3. tigg924

    tigg924 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Gumballhead is the best I have had...I also like Tommyknocker's Jack Whacker Wheat.
  4. MistahBeah

    MistahBeah Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I really didn't enjoy the Hop Sun. Not enough going on there for me. I have a soft spot for Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat. Also agree with Ommegang White. Troegs Sunshine Pils is good and while I don't know for sure I would assume its wheat
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  5. every108minutes

    every108minutes Member

    Location:
    Minnesota

    :rolleyes: What he said. I make a point to get some New Glarus every time I'm in Wisconsin.
  6. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Forgot about Trout Slayer. That is pretty decent as well.
  7. Kreko7

    Kreko7 Member

    Location:
    California
    Gumballhead!!
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  8. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Member

    Location:
    Washington
    I haven't made very many, but I really liked Cascade Brewing's American Wheat. Not as sickenly sweet as some, others. Also Sumpin' x2.
  9. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Are wheat there yet?-Cigar City brewed for the tampa bay brew bus. Really simple, drinkable, solid american wheat.
  10. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    80 Acre
    Hop Sun
    Gumballhead
    Lil Sumpin Sumpin
    Oberon
    and of course my own homebrewed version
  11. joshbhs04

    joshbhs04 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Florida Cracker from CCB
    Oberon
    Lil sumpin
    Kona Hula
  12. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Member

    Location:
    New York
    Isn't that Flying Dog a Hefe? Ommegang Witte is a Belgian style Witbier, so it's off topic, and Sunshine Pils is definitely not a wheat beer, err, it's a PILS.
  13. nc41

    nc41 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Gumballhead
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  14. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Flying Dog In Heat Wheat is really refreshing
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    No one has mentioned Shock * Top?

    Just trolling...

    So many good wheat beers have been mentioned.
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I am a big fan of Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale. This beer is classified as an American Pale Wheat Ale. In my opinion this beer is an IPA that just happens to have some Wheat in the grist (50%). I see that WesWes expressed this in his review of this beer: “It's basically an IPA brewed with wheat.”

    I have not had Gumballhead but I suspect that this beer is similar to Little Sumpin Sumpin in being hoppy in flavor/aroma.

    I do enjoy Oberon from time to time; that beer is more in the classic American Wheat Ale category since it is not as hop driven.

    Cheers!
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  17. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    SN Kellerweiss is great. Flying Dog In Heat wheat and Ramstein Double platinum blonde are excellent. Ramstein Winter Wheat is a seasonal but I claim it as my favorite.
  18. Metalaero

    Metalaero Member

    Location:
    New York
    Sixpoint Apollo
  19. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Member

    I was obsessed with Sumpin Sumpin.. Until I had Gumball. Both are amaze, but Gum is like all hops (flavor) and zero bitterness.. Can't get much better than that!

    (And Oberon's a little - lot - weak, imo.)
  20. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Member

    Location:
    Kansas
    Ruddy Wheat by Weston Brewing. It's an amber wheat, the first I've ever had. Really good.
  21. MistahBeah

    MistahBeah Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Ok I clearly misunderstood. I thought we were talking beers with a wheat base
  22. Providence

    Providence Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Kellerweis!
  23. Bayern1971

    Bayern1971 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    If you can get it, Piece's Weissbier is the only American-brewed weissbier I will drink. It rivals and beats most German ones.
  24. Is New Belgium still producing Sunshine Wheat? If they are, they aren't sending any here. I give that beer a lot of credit for helping me ease into craft right out of college. Haven't had it in a few years, though.
  25. charlottemoeron

    charlottemoeron Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Gumballhead, Oberon, 312:rolleyes:
  26. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    1) Akari Shogun
    2) 80 Acre
    3) Gumballhead
  27. theconductor

    theconductor Member

    Location:
    California
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Firestone Solace. Solid beer.
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  28. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    Tallgrass Halcyon. Amazing beer.
  29. betterbgood

    betterbgood Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    i like Ayinger hefe weizen
  30. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
    Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat
  31. jkeefe1800

    jkeefe1800 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Ommegang white, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    not a huge fan of Oberon i gotta say
  32. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead.
  33. zachary80

    zachary80 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Those would be my top two picks, and I also don't think of the very hoppy wheats as within the style once the hops are the defining characteristic

    And while those are borderline, I don't really see the need to mention other totally separate wheat styles like hefeweizen or witbier
  34. WKole81

    WKole81 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I love 3F Gumballhead. Driving 160 miles tomorrow to the brewpub, gonna buy a case of it.
  35. ressling

    ressling Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    AMEN to Oberon. Nothing tastes quite like it. I like Boulevard Wheat as well, but there's just something about Oberon that makes it the gold standard in the Midwest when it comes to wheat beers.
  36. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    I commonly refer to them as IWA's

    The OP was specific on the style, although broad.

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