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 Avg Ratings > Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.198,79694
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,736-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,78684
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,46078
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.424,50979
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.451,99387
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.931,67590
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,66687
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.571,591-
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.841,46793
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,46583
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,30383
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16775
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.121,10392
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.051,084-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3499071
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47887-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603861-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.676993
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48766-
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504723-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1863181
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5860988
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0858164
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79561100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.003.554885
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7354883
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6351193
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.8496-
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.1488-
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.203.6648782
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7548275
Samuel Adams HopscapeBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.503.73480-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.52428-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3941991
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.28410-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740552
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9640183
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.503.7398-
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6839688
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435892
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4341-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76313-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330662
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.72296-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5828880
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55282-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18282-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company5.503.7227683
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41270-
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