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

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. Blood Orange Hefeweizen
89 points
Gold color. Aromas of ripe peach, mango yogurt, lime custard, and orange sherbet with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, charming, medium-length lemongrass, tea, and coriander finish. A tropical, summery refresher.
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.
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
Unibroue Éphémère Fraise & Rhubarbe Flavored Wheat Ale
86 points
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Aromas of strawberry rhubarb pie, strawberry jam on toast, berry tea with cream, and berry lipstick with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long wheat cracker, grilled oranges and strawberries finish. A fun strawberry beer to enjoy in summer.
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co. Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Ale
86 points
Minutely hazy gold color. Attractive, creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of peach custard pie and white chocolate profiteroles with a velvety, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long finish with accents of creme brulee, honey buttered golden raisin nut rye toast, radish spouts, and endive finish. An attractive toasty creamy peach accented ale that is sure to be a hit.
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale
84 points
Gold color. Confected aromas of vanilla shortbread sundae with extra maraschino cherries and cherry tart with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy amaretto gelato, anisette cookie, jicama, and wheat wafer finish. A pleasant cherry ale quaffer.
Pagosa Brewing Company Cool Cucumber Wheat Beer
83 points
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas and flavors of cucumber-melon bubblegum, wheat grass, digestive biscuit, and steamed asparagus with a round, lively, spritzy, light body and a tingling, medium-length finish with overtones of corn pudding finish. A funky flavored wheat ale for beertails.