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 Poire
94 points
Hazy gold color. Rich, fruity aromas and flavors of pear soufflé, fresh fruit salad, banana nut muffin, and strawberry banana yogurt with an even, soft, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, subtle, medium-long finish revealing accents of pear skin, melon, cream of wheat, and sprouts finish. A brilliantly balanced fruit flavored wheat ale with great drinkability.
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
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.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery Blueridge Blueberry Wheat
89 points
Amber color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of berry syrup on buttered pancakes, corsage, and praline with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish revealing notes of honey roasted nuts, blueberry granola bar, and honey gelato finish. A pure, super tasty blueberry flavored ale.
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.
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
Tequesta Brewing Company Pucker Up Raspberry Berliner Weisse
88 points
Hazy golden pink color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of red berries and toasted sourdough cranberry bread with a supple, tart, finely carbonated, sourish medium body and a silky, engaging, medium-length finish with notes of buttered toast, quince, and lemon pulp finish. A nice toasty, lightly tangy Berliner Weiss that would make a nice introduction to the category.