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Your Favorite American Style Wheat Ales

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

  1. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Advocate (660) Illinois Apr 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Has anyone mentioned Gumballhead yet? haha
  2. I actually found myself to really enjoy a Trout Slayer from Big Sky the other day.
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  3. Gumballhead is the best I have had...I also like Tommyknocker's Jack Whacker Wheat.
  4. 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. :rolleyes: What he said. I make a point to get some New Glarus every time I'm in Wisconsin.
  6. Forgot about Trout Slayer. That is pretty decent as well.
  7. Kreko7

    Kreko7 Savant (325) California Mar 5, 2013

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

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    80 Acre
    Hop Sun
    Lil Sumpin Sumpin
    and of course my own homebrewed version
  11. Florida Cracker from CCB
    Lil sumpin
    Kona Hula
  12. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    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 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

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  14. Flying Dog In Heat Wheat is really refreshing
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    No one has mentioned Shock * Top?

    Just trolling...

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

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  17. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Savant (435) New Jersey Dec 17, 2008 Subscriber

    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 Savant (250) New York Feb 16, 2013

    Sixpoint Apollo
  19. 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. Ruddy Wheat by Weston Brewing. It's an amber wheat, the first I've ever had. Really good.
  21. Ok I clearly misunderstood. I thought we were talking beers with a wheat base
  22. Kellerweis!
  23. 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 Aficionado (200) North Carolina Feb 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Gumballhead, Oberon, 312:rolleyes:
  26. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Savant (265) Illinois Mar 4, 2012

    1) Akari Shogun
    2) 80 Acre
    3) Gumballhead
  27. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Firestone Solace. Solid beer.
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  28. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (730) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Tallgrass Halcyon. Amazing beer.
  29. betterbgood

    betterbgood Aficionado (205) Ohio Aug 23, 2008

    i like Ayinger hefe weizen
  30. Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
    Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat
  31. Ommegang white, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    not a huge fan of Oberon i gotta say
  32. Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead.
  33. zachary80

    zachary80 Savant (355) Indiana Nov 29, 2009

    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 Aficionado (125) Illinois May 8, 2013

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

    ressling Savant (280) Georgia Oct 26, 2011

    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 Initiate (0) Missouri Nov 24, 2009

    I commonly refer to them as IWA's

    The OP was specific on the style, although broad.