American Pale Wheat Ale

An Americanized version of a Hefeweizen, these beers typically fall between pale straw and deep gold in color. Pale Wheat Ales are reminiscent of a Hefeweizen in appearance, unless filtered. Higher carbonation is proper as is a long-lasting head and a light to medium body. German Weizen flavors and aromas of banana esters and clove-like phenols won't be found. Most use a substantial percentage of wheat malt. Hop character could be low or fairly high, but most examples are moderate in bitterness. There may be some fruitiness from ale fermentation though most examples use a fairly neutral ale yeast, resulting in a clean fermentation with little to no diacetyl. Often served with a lemon wedge to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, many people either find this to be a flavorful snap or an insult that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

ABV: 4.0–7.0% | IBU: 10–35 | Glassware: Weizen Glass

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Oberon AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store5.807,2343.84
Gumballhead3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.606,1574.21
Samuel Adams Summer AleBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.305,7943.35
312 Urban WheatGoose Island Beer Co.4.204,7783.4
Oarsman AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store4.002,3393.58
Unfiltered WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.4.402,1303.55
Circus Boy The Hefeweizen!Magic Hat Brewing Company4.501,7293.42
80-Acre Hoppy WheatBoulevard Brewing Co.5.501,7143.92
UFO HefeweizenHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall4.801,5053.43
Hop Sun (Summer Wheat Beer)Southern Tier Brewing Company5.101,4723.8
Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer5.001,3244.09
Anchor Summer BeerAnchor Brewing Company4.601,3053.41
Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.201,1963.12
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.301,1753.17
Wailua WheatKona Brewing Co.5.401,0773.37
Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.608743.03
Montana Trout Slayer Wheat AleBig Sky Brewing Company5.007903.6
Sweaty Betty BlondeBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.207713.44
Akari ShogunHalf Acre Beer Company5.507374.03
Blood and HoneyRevolver Brewing7.007053.89
SummerBright AleBreckenridge Brewery4.506373.25
Blue Star Great American Wheat BeerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.506303.61
Summer AleShipyard Brewing Company4.806193.11
Easy Street WheatOdell Brewing Company4.606073.87
Pineapple Mana WheatMaui Brewing Co.5.505613.57
Samuel Adams HopscapeBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.505373.68
Dirty Blonde AleAtwater Brewery4.505343.23
Contact High4 Hands Brewing Co.5.005123.78
SolaceFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.805123.69
NicieShort's Brewing Company5.204943.64
Shock Top Wheat IPAAnheuser-Busch5.804892.78
Pier American Wheat AleTrillium Brewing Company6.404774.28
Passion Fruit KickerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.504563.72
Jack Whacker Wheat AleTommyknocker Brewery4.704263.44
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleCoors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)5.404062.8
Ophelia Hoppy Wheat AleBreckenridge Brewery5.004053.59
White GoldIthaca Beer Company8.004033.96
Saranac Pomegranate WheatMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703403.41
Summer Session AlePeak Organic Brewing Company4.403253.65
Mr. PineappleSanTan Brewing Co.5.003213.48
Saranac Summer AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.703073.13
Sun BlockCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.4.503033.66
Funk Blueberry Citrus WheatDuClaw Brewing Company5.003003.59
Willy VanillyAlpine Beer Company5.502943.7
Road JamTwo Roads Brewing Company5.002893.42
SharpshooterGreat Lakes Brewing Co.4.802883.56
3 Citrus Peel OutSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.502863.87
CanebrakeParish Brewing Company5.502753.52
Raspberry Wheat AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company4.502713.16
Island WheatCapital Brewery4.202693.39
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