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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 2720) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.503.13258-
Stealin' Time Summer WheatMagic Hat Brewing Company5.503.2625678
Road JamTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.33241-
Schlafly Yakima Wheat AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7228-
Old Chico Crystal WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.4.803.55210-
Water Gap WheatAppalachian Brewing Company4.503.25207-
Jungle BoogieMarz Community Brewing5.504.16201-
1919Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place4.003.3820083
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company5.503.3199-
Blood Ov The KingsLocal Option6.003.63188-
3 Citrus Peel OutSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.503.8182-
Shenanigans Summer AleIndeed Brewing Company4.603.6318286
PulpCivil Society Brewing6.304.45180-
Samuel Adams HopscapeBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.503.73176-
Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Brewing Co.5.603.28174-
Wet Hot American WheatFinch's Beer Co.5.003.59170-
WillyAlpine Beer Company4.903.26169-
Razz WheatJackie O's Pub & Brewery5.503.76169-
Saranac PrismMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.63164-
Fortunate Islands - Grapefruit ZestModern Times Beer5.004.1163-
Hoppy WheatSierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.203.81161-
ThresherToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.254.14157-
Wachusett SummerWachusett Brewing Company4.703.314772
Graffiti Orange7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery5.903.57147-
DirtyAdirondack Pub & Brewery5.303.69144-
Bell's Wedding AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.503.82144-
Sea Dog SunfishSea Dog Brewing Company4.603.6141-
Starburst WheatSaugatuck Brewing Company5.103.76139-
AirNorth Loop Brew Co4.203.49138-
Anchor Summer WheatAnchor Brewing Company4.503.41137-
Lemongrass Wheat AleOuter Banks Brewing Station5.303.9136-
White Chocolate AleSonoran Brewing Company4.703.76133-
RapunzelArcadia Brewing Company6.403.63130-
Whitewater Hoppy Wheat AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.103.64129-
Curim Gold Celtic Wheat BeerCarlow Brewing Company4.303.18127-
Saranac Cloud SplitterMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery6.003.52125-
Bell's UberonBell's Brewery, Inc.10.003.93122-
Archangel Summer WheatNorth Peak Brewing Company5.003.51121-
Golden Spike HefeweizenUinta Brewing Company4.003.12118-
Wildflower WheatMarble Brewery5.603.5115-
Lemongrass American WheatWest Sixth Brewing Company5.753.42114-
Native Ginger WheatFoley Brothers Brewing6.303.81114-
StaycationKarbach Brewing Co.4.803.67113-
Bearded LadyGood People Brewing Company4.203.65112-
Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat AlePeak Organic Brewing Company5.903.22107-
Orange OakJackie O's Pub & Brewery9.003.94107100
Me So HoneyBelching Beaver Brewery5.503.69105-
Chasing RabbitsBurlington Beer Co.5.803.96101-
Bell's Mango Habanero Oberon AleBell's Brewery, Inc.6.004100-
Sundown WheatMarshall Brewing Company4.703.6399-
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