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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 Company7.504.198,66094
Bell's Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.803.836,634-
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.604.215,71084
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.375,43078
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.203.434,43579
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.403.441,96587
Circus BoyMagic Hat Brewing Company4.503.421,65687
80 Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.503.941,65590
Snapshot WheatNew Belgium Brewing5.003.571,562-
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.803.41,45983
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.103.841,45993
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.603.381,30083
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.303.191,16575
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company5.203.011,062-
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.004.121,04892
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.403.3496171
Sunshine Wheat BeerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.47879-
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company5.603860-
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.203.48765-
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.003.676093
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.504.01710-
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.503.1863081
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.503.5860288
Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Brewing Co.4.803.0857664
Odell Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.603.79551100
Arcadia Whitsun AleArcadia Brewing Company6.003.554385
Revolver Blood And HoneyRevolver Brewing7.003.7551683
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.6350993
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.003.79493-
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.203.6648382
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.802.7548175
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.503.1477-
Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.503.52422-
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.703.3841691
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company5.402.7740452
PierTrillium Brewing Company6.404.28400-
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.003.9640083
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.003.6738388
Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Brewing Company5.003.8435792
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.503.71356-
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.4341-
Wolaver's Wildflower WheatOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's4.253.7531384
Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403.76310-
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703.1330662
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503.72296-
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003.5728280
Wheat MonkeyLakefront Brewery, Inc.4.203.18281-
Sharpshooter Session Wheat IPAGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.803.55280-
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.203.41270-
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.13256-
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