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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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.508,9894.21
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.806,8933.82
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.605,9094.2
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.305,5933.33
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.204,5933.39
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.402,0483.56
Circus Boy The Hefeweizen!Magic Hat Brewing Company4.501,7013.38
80-Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.501,6973.91
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.801,4783.41
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.101,4723.78
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.601,3073.39
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.001,1944.1
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.301,1723.15
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.201,1363.1
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.401,0293.35
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.808903.46
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.608653
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.007743.6
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.207683.42
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.507324.01
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.506323.24
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.506163.59
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.806003.1
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.005973.87
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.605853.85
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.005563.51
Samuel Adams HopscapeBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.505273.67
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.805113.65
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.505073.22
Pineapple Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.505043.53
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.005013.77
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.204903.6
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.804862.76
Pier American Wheat AleTrillium Brewing Company6.404544.27
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.504353.7
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.704253.41
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.404042.8
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.004033.58
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.004023.92
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003593.84
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703403.39
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403203.61
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703073.12
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503023.62
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.002983.46
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company5.502933.7
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.802843.55
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.202823.16
Funk Blueberry Citrus WheatDuClaw Brewing Company5.002793.59
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.202693.38
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