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

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.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Tsingtao Rose Flavored Wheat Beer
88 points
Minutely hazy peachy copper color. Aromas of raspberry candies, banana soufflé, and hawaiian rolls with a velvety, crisp, petillant, off-dry light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length smooth taffy, spun sugar, crushed coriander, and honey finish. A creamy, fruity Wheat Beer that’s not too sweet yet offers delightful dessert-like flavors.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Flavored Wheat Beer
Burleigh Brewing Co. Razzle Dazzle Wheat Beer
84 points
Minutely hazy light gold color. Aromas of underripe nectarine, lemon curd, fresh, and yeasty bread with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length celery, orange peel, and endive finish. An easy Wheat Beer with a strong, bitter finish.
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.