About Wheat Ale

About Wheat Ale
Wheat ales are light straw to gold in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers may be filtered or unfiltered resulting in a hazy hue. These beers can vary in flavor and aroma with some versions of the style being more hop forward and others closer to the classic German weizen hefe style. This generic category encapsulates the diverse interpretation of the classic German weizen styles brewed in America and elsewhere. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat, Firestone Walker Solace and Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin.

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Tsingtao Brewing Co. Wheat Beer
88 points
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of toasted hawaiian bread, corn flakes, and hint of lemon vinaigrette with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish imparting touches of water chestnut, radish sprouts, and vanilla cream. A refreshing and quenching wheat ale pleaser.
Awards: 2022 World Beer Championships Silver Medal - Best Wheat Ale