This is a true American Wheat - not an American take on a Hefe. With a week or two of cold conditioning, it's crystal clear, pours with a fluffy white head, and is very refreshing. I've been brewing this beer, with only minor variations in the hopping, for almost ten years. It has garnered awards in Mayfaire, Pacific Brewers Cup and America's Finest City comps, and a keg of it brought to a summer meeting or a fest almost always gets emptied. It's also higher gravity and higher total IBUs than the style guidelines, which may have something to do with it's consistent success in comps.