Your Favorite American Style Wheat Ales

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  1. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Devotee (497) Apr 27, 2013 Illinois
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    Has anyone mentioned Gumballhead yet? haha
  2. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    I actually found myself to really enjoy a Trout Slayer from Big Sky the other day.
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  3. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,253) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Gumballhead is the best I have had...I also like Tommyknocker's Jack Whacker Wheat.
  4. MistahBeah

    MistahBeah Initiate (0) May 12, 2013 Massachusetts

    I really didn't enjoy the Hop Sun. Not enough going on there for me. I have a soft spot for Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat. Also agree with Ommegang White. Troegs Sunshine Pils is good and while I don't know for sure I would assume its wheat
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  5. every108minutes

    every108minutes Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2011 Minnesota

    :rolling_eyes: What he said. I make a point to get some New Glarus every time I'm in Wisconsin.
  6. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (533) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Forgot about Trout Slayer. That is pretty decent as well.
  7. Kreko7

    Kreko7 Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 California

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  8. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    I haven't made very many, but I really liked Cascade Brewing's American Wheat. Not as sickenly sweet as some, others. Also Sumpin' x2.
  9. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Virginia

    Are wheat there yet?-Cigar City brewed for the tampa bay brew bus. Really simple, drinkable, solid american wheat.
  10. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    80 Acre
    Hop Sun
    Lil Sumpin Sumpin
    and of course my own homebrewed version
  11. joshbhs04

    joshbhs04 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Florida Cracker from CCB
    Lil sumpin
    Kona Hula
  12. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Isn't that Flying Dog a Hefe? Ommegang Witte is a Belgian style Witbier, so it's off topic, and Sunshine Pils is definitely not a wheat beer, err, it's a PILS.
  13. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,494) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  14. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Flying Dog In Heat Wheat is really refreshing
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    No one has mentioned Shock * Top?

    Just trolling...

    So many good wheat beers have been mentioned.
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,113) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I am a big fan of Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale. This beer is classified as an American Pale Wheat Ale. In my opinion this beer is an IPA that just happens to have some Wheat in the grist (50%). I see that WesWes expressed this in his review of this beer: “It's basically an IPA brewed with wheat.”

    I have not had Gumballhead but I suspect that this beer is similar to Little Sumpin Sumpin in being hoppy in flavor/aroma.

    I do enjoy Oberon from time to time; that beer is more in the classic American Wheat Ale category since it is not as hop driven.

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  17. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Disciple (356) Dec 17, 2008 New Jersey

    SN Kellerweiss is great. Flying Dog In Heat wheat and Ramstein Double platinum blonde are excellent. Ramstein Winter Wheat is a seasonal but I claim it as my favorite.
  18. Metalaero

    Metalaero Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 New York

    Sixpoint Apollo
  19. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    I was obsessed with Sumpin Sumpin.. Until I had Gumball. Both are amaze, but Gum is like all hops (flavor) and zero bitterness.. Can't get much better than that!

    (And Oberon's a little - lot - weak, imo.)
  20. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,078) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Ruddy Wheat by Weston Brewing. It's an amber wheat, the first I've ever had. Really good.
  21. MistahBeah

    MistahBeah Initiate (0) May 12, 2013 Massachusetts

    Ok I clearly misunderstood. I thought we were talking beers with a wheat base
  22. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  23. Bayern1971

    Bayern1971 Initiate (140) May 13, 2012 Illinois

    If you can get it, Piece's Weissbier is the only American-brewed weissbier I will drink. It rivals and beats most German ones.
  24. BrewUrbanist

    BrewUrbanist Initiate (152) May 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Is New Belgium still producing Sunshine Wheat? If they are, they aren't sending any here. I give that beer a lot of credit for helping me ease into craft right out of college. Haven't had it in a few years, though.
  25. charlottemoeron

    charlottemoeron Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2013 North Carolina
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    Gumballhead, Oberon, 312:rolling_eyes:
  26. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2012 Illinois

    1) Akari Shogun
    2) 80 Acre
    3) Gumballhead
  27. theconductor

    theconductor Aspirant (212) Nov 4, 2008 California

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Firestone Solace. Solid beer.
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  28. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Tallgrass Halcyon. Amazing beer.
  29. betterbgood

    betterbgood Initiate (181) Aug 23, 2008 Ohio

    i like Ayinger hefe weizen
  30. muddyh2oblues

    muddyh2oblues Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Illinois

    Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
    Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat
  31. jkeefe1800

    jkeefe1800 Disciple (302) Mar 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Ommegang white, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    not a huge fan of Oberon i gotta say
  32. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Sumpin' Sumpin' and Gumballhead.
  33. zachary80

    zachary80 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2009 Indiana

    Those would be my top two picks, and I also don't think of the very hoppy wheats as within the style once the hops are the defining characteristic

    And while those are borderline, I don't really see the need to mention other totally separate wheat styles like hefeweizen or witbier
  34. WKole81

    WKole81 Initiate (0) May 8, 2013 Illinois

    I love 3F Gumballhead. Driving 160 miles tomorrow to the brewpub, gonna buy a case of it.
  35. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    AMEN to Oberon. Nothing tastes quite like it. I like Boulevard Wheat as well, but there's just something about Oberon that makes it the gold standard in the Midwest when it comes to wheat beers.
  36. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    I commonly refer to them as IWA's

    The OP was specific on the style, although broad.
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