American Wheat

American Wheat

1500 beers | 3.161 Avg Score

An Ameican twist to the German Wheat beers, this style can be produced as an ale or lager and covers a range of colors, normally golden to amber, but sometimes darker like the German Dunkelweizens. Unlike a German Hefeweizen, the American Wheat is often (but not always) filtered and lacks the ester (normally banana) and phenolic (normally clove) aromas and flavors obtained with German yeast strains. The malt component normally (but not always) consists of 50% or more wheat and the hopping can be light to heavy, more often falling in the moderate to heavy range. The flavors of American wheats are diverse with various combinations of graininess, malt sweetness, hop bitterness, and citrusy character, and acidic and / or dry mouthfeels are often achieved.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
MA, United States
108
3.139
Bells Oberon Ale
MI, United States
72
3.577
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen
MA, United States
61
2.983
Boulevard Wheat Beer
MO, United States
60
3.574
Leinenkugel Honey Weiss Bier
WI, United States
55
3.234
Shiner Hefeweizen
TX, United States
54
3.313
Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen
MA, United States
50
2.825
Three Floyds Gumballhead
IN, United States
49
3.737
Sierra Nevada Wheat
CA, United States
47
3.060
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
IL, United States
46
3.204
New Belgium Sunshine Wheat
CO, United States
46
3.263
Anchor Summer Beer
CA, United States
38
3.027
Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale
CO, United States
36
2.885
Magic Hat Circus Boy
VT, United States
35
2.755
North Coast Blue Star
CA, United States
33
3.105
Magic Hat Hocus Pocus
VT, United States
31
3.168
McAuslan St. Ambroise Blé de L'Apricot (Apricot Wheat)
Canada
30
3.364
Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale
Canada
27
2.863
Tommyknocker Jack Whacker Wheat Ale
CO, United States
27
3.143
Boulder Sweaty Betty Blonde
CO, United States
25
3.100