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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 3304) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Stealin' Time Summer WheatMagic Hat Brewing Company5.502593.28
3 Citrus Peel OutSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.502533.83
PulpCivil Society Brewing6.302394.4
Jungle BoogieMarz Community Brewing5.502324.14
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.002313.7
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company5.502273.51
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.502103.24
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.002013.36
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.001903.57
ThresherToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.251894.15
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.601873.45
WillyAlpine Beer Company4.901863.35
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery5.501863.71
Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat AleBallast Point Brewing Company4.001803.42
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.601753.12
Wet Hot American WheatFinch Beer Co.5.001743.57
Fortunate Islands - Grapefruit ZestModern Times Beer5.001714.06
White AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.201693.61
Hoppy WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.201673.81
DirtyAdirondack Pub & Brewery5.301633.5
Starburst WheatSaugatuck Brewing Company5.101573.68
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.601553.49
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store7.501513.73
Anchor Summer WheatAnchor Brewing Company4.501513.38
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.701493.3
Graffiti Orange7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery5.901493.72
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.301453.84
Grass MonkeySweetWater Brewing Company5.401443.65
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.401413.65
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.701403.79
AirNorth Loop Brew Co4.201393.39
Small Bird Series: Stumpy DuckTrillium Brewing Company5.601354.11
Whitewater Hoppy Wheat AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.101333.67
Bell's UberonBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store10.001303.88
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.301293.18
Me So HoneyBelching Beaver Brewery5.501293.62
StaycationKarbach Brewing Co.4.801283.66
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.001263.36
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.001253.56
Are Wheat There Yet?The Brew Bus Terminal & Brewery5.501243.53
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.001243.21
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.201233.69
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.601213.49
Lemongrass American WheatWest Sixth Brewing Company5.751173.32
Chasing RabbitsBurlington Beer Co.5.801173.99
Bell's Mango Habanero Oberon AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store6.001173.91
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.301153.73
Sun CrusherRevolution Brewing5.301103.79
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.901093.18
Orange OakJackie O's Pub & Brewery9.001074
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