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 Company7.504.198,88394
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.846,834-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,83384
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,54778
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.424,54879
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.452,01187
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.931,68690
Circus Boy The Hefeweizen!Magic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,67887
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.571,593-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,47083
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.841,46993
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.391,30583
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16675
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.121,15592
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.051,121-
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.341,00171
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47890-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603863-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.677393
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48767-
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504728-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1863381
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5861388
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0858864
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79574100
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7556183
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.003.555285
Samuel Adams HopscapeBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.503.73516-
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6351193
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.11501-
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.79499-
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.203.6648782
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7548475
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.52429-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3942291
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.503.7417-
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.28412-
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740452
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9640283
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6840188
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435992
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.39340-
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76319-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330762
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.72301-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5929380
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company5.503.7328483
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55284-
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18282-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41270-
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