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American Pale Wheat Ale

Description:
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 Hads > Bros
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.504.198,60794
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,583-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,66384
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,39678
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.434,41479
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,95387
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,65187
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.931,64790
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.561,552-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,45183
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.841,44793
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,29783
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16575
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.021,056-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.121,00992
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3495571
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47873-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603858-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48764-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.675893
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504652-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1862281
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5860088
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0857264
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79547100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.003.553985
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6350993
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7350683
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.78479-
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7547975
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.203.6646782
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.1464-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3841491
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.54413-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740252
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9639983
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6738188
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435692
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4341-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.7531384
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.503.71310-
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.33310-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330662
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76306-
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.72294-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18281-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5828080
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55278-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41269-
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.13255-
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