Wheat Ale beers have a brown colour an ABV between 4% and 5.5% and a medium bitterness.
Wheat Ale characteristics
Wheat ales are not as yeasty and more hoppy than classic German wheat beers, and difference themselves by using a cleaner yeast and an extra amount of hops. They are pale in appearance, and quite malty with some ballanced hop bitterness. Depending on the variation they can be fairly drinkables or more ballanced towards hop or wheat.
Weizenbock is a strong and dark German wheat-based style. Appearance can also sometimes be more pale depending of the style variation, and it's a rather malty style in its taste and aroma, and no hop character at all.
Witbier is a refreshing wheat ale with a low ABV. It usually has a pale hazy appearance due to the yeast. Aroma and taste are moderately malty, with many spices an herbal hints and a low bitterness.
Weissbier is a German style of wheat beer with high carbonation and a very distinctive yeasty character, with hints of banana, clove or vanilla. They are not very hopped, and they are supposed to be consumed fresh as they don't tend to age well.