Part of the “strong ale” category, the American-Style Wheat Wine Ale is not derived from grapes as its name might suggest. Made with at least 50 percent wheat malt, this full-bodied beer features bready and candy flavors, and finishes with a great deal of malty sweetness. These beers may be oak-aged and sometimes have small amounts of darker malts added.
American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
Category: Wheat Beers
- Smoked Trout
- Peach Sorbet
- Wheat Wine, Smuttynose Brewing Co.
- Winter Wheat Wine, Rubicon Brewing Co.
- Wheat Wine, The Portsmouth Brewery
Gold to Light Brown
Slow to Medium Rising Bubbles
Noticeable to Harsh
Hop aroma and flavor are low to medium. Hop bitterness is medium to medium-high
Bready, wheat, honey-like and/or caramel malt aromas are often present
Fruity-ester aroma is often high and counterbalanced with complex alcohol character
Not common to style
Low to Medium
At least 50 percent Malted Wheat