About Flavored Wheat Beer

About Flavored Wheat Beer
Flavored wheat ales are usually pale straw to gold in color and average between 4-6.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They commonly derive their flavor from fruit and honey added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Flavored wheat ales are an increasingly popular seasonal style covering a number of flavors adopted by brewers worldwide, particularly in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Blackberry Wit, Unibroue Ephemere Apple and Breckenridge Agave Wheat.

Top Picks for Flavored Wheat Beer

Sierra Blanca Brewing Company Cherry Wheat Ale
93 points
Brilliant copper color. Aromas and flavors of sour and bing cherry butter and toasted nut pastry with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish that shows overtones of apple sauce, melon, and spices finish. A rich, tangy cherry beer that hits all the right notes; try in a beertail.
Awards: 2017 Best Flavored Wheat Beer
Unibroue Éphémère Pomme Flavored Wheat Ale
92 points
Gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed sliced apples on apple jack cereal and apple-scented candle with a silky, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish imparting elements of wheat wafer with apple butter finish. A very tasty, balanced and refreshing apple flavored beer that really hits the spot; one for the beach.
Full Sail Brewing Co. Watermelon Wheat Ale
92 points
Hazy gold color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of ripe watermelon and lemon-kiwi strudel with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, charming, long finish displaying nuances of watermelon sorbet, raisin toast, and lettuce and cucumber finish. A delicious watermelon beer, drink up!
Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat Ale
92 points
Hazy gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of orange cake and orange sherbet with a supple, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy finish that shows touches of blood orange-banana relish, endive, and wafer finish. A rock solid, flavorful orange beer.
Unibroue Éphémère Pomme
90 points
Minutely hazy brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apples, candied orange peels, and apple blossom with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, long finish revealing suggestions of apple salad, honeydew and starfruit, and wafer finish. A delicious, effortlessly drinkable apple flavored beer perfect for summer celebrations.
Unibroue Éphémére Cassis
89 points
Cloudy dusty peach-orange color. Aromas of juicy tangerine, ripe peach, mango yogurt, and ripe strawberry with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length allspice, strawberry shortcake, flamed orange peel, fruit salad, and jicama finish. A zesty flavored Belgian-style wheat beer with a great sense of juiciness and grown-up fruit flavors.
Unibroue Éphémère Sureau
89 points
Clear sunburst color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of cherry and orange blossoms, spicy fruit punch, and sangria with a supple, bright, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, cheery finish that shows suggestions of huckleberry-cranberry compote, nuts, and banana chip finish. A nice spicy, lightly floral and fruity wheat ale.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery Blueridge Blueberry Wheat
88 points
Pale old gold color. Aromas of chocolate covered orange, blueberry, fresh baked bread, and raspberry with a round, soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length blueberry muffin, fluffy pancakes, and raspberry jam finish. A light breakfast beer with flavors that would marry well with blueberry pancakes.
Unibroue Éphémère Pomme Flavored Wheat Ale
88 points
Bright gold color. Aromas of freshly sliced apple, apple blossom, lemon scone, and strawberry juice with a round, medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, very long spiced apples and pears, apple jack cereal, bread pudding, and celery and cilantro finish. A great apple flavored wheat ale that refreshes and delights the senses.
UFO Pineapple Hefeweizen
88 points
Old gold color. Candied, tropical aromas of crushed pineapple, pineapple-lemon sherbet, tropical lifesaver and fruit stripe gum, and macadamia cookie with a round, crisp, fizzy, light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy piña colada almond milk shake, buttered toast with lemon curd, wheat wafer, and jicama finish. A pleasant pineapple wheat beer for summer sessions