Light American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast

Mixed/Hybrid - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 3.8 - 5%
  • IBU: 10 - 35
  • Color:   2 -   10 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.036 - 1.050
  • Final Gravity: 1.004 - 1.016

This beer can be made using either ale or lager yeast. It can be brewed with 30 to 75 percent wheat malt, and hop rates may b e low to medium. Hop characters may be light to moderate in bitterness, flavor and aroma. A fruity-estery aroma and flavor are typical but at low levels however, phenolic, clove -like characteristics should not be perceived. Appearance can be clear or with chill haze, golden to light amber, and the body should be light to medium in character. Diacetyl should not be perceived. Because this style is packaged and served without yeast, no yeast characters should be evident in mouthfeel, flavor, or aroma.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.