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Beer StylesBeer Styles

American Wheat

Color is pale to light amber. This beer can be made using either ale or lager yeast. Generally brewed with at least 30 percent malted wheat. These beers are typically served with the yeast in the bottle, and pour cloudy.

Category: Wheat Beers

Food Pairings

  • Salads, Seafood
  • Chèvre
  • Fruit Desserts

Glassware
& Serving Temperature

Flute
40-45 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Straw to Light Amber

Clarity

Brilliant to Slight Haze

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Not Detectable to Mild

Hop

Hop aroma, flavor and bitterness are low to medium.

Malt

Grainy Wheat

Esters

Can be present.

Phenols

Can be present.

Fermentation By-Products

Very low levels of diacetyl may be acceptable.

Sensations

Body

Varies

Carbonation

Medium to High

Finish Length

Varies

Attenuation

Medium

Ingredients

Hops

Willamette, Centennial

Malt

Malted Wheat, American Two-Row

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager or Ale

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