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 Company7.504.198,71694
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,664-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,73984
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,43878
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.424,46879
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,97687
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.941,66190
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,65987
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.571,584-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,46083
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.841,45893
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,30183
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16575
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.121,06792
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.011,066-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3496771
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47883-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603860-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.676693
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48765-
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504718-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1863081
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5860688
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0857864
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79554100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.003.554585
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7352683
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6351193
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.8495-
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.203.6648682
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7548275
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.11482-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.52426-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3841691
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.28409-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740552
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9640083
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6738788
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.503.7375-
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435892
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4341-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76312-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330662
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.72296-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5828580
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55281-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18281-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41269-
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company5.503.7326183
Funk Blueberry Citrus WheatDuClaw Brewing Company5.003.6258-
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