Sundown Wheat - Marshall Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American wheat beer with a Belgian inspiration, Sundown Wheat aims to blend the best of two worlds. This refreshingly light beer is brewed with American wheat, two-row barley, and a touch of flaked oats. It is delicately hopped with American Sterling hops and spiced in the tradition of Belgian wit beers, using coriander and dried sweet orange peel.

(Beer added by: coldmeat23 on 06-11-2008)
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Reviews by estlinska:
Photo of estlinska
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a shaker. Pours a pale golden, quite hazy with minimal head. Not a lot of lacing. Spicy lemon nose with coriander. Taste is lots of subtle spices, lemon peel. Palate is fizzy and crisp. Overall a pleasant, standard wheat. Very refreshing for a summer day on a patio with friends.

More User Reviews:
Photo of weatherdog
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. wax capped bottle poured into a New Glarus weizen glass. A big thanks to Chris for throwing this in during a DLD trade.

After a little agitation it pours a turbid straw with a sticky white head. There was a medium to high amount of lacing on the side of the glass as the liquid level lowers.

The nose is fairly neutral wheat beer smell, the character is leaning much more towards and American wheat beer. There are some coriander and orange type smells as well as a little yeast spiciness but it's still pretty restrained.

The taste mirrors the nose mostly with a pretty neutral yeast malt taste. I'm not really getting much wit beer character and I would definitely categorize this as a American wheat beer.

The mouth feel is a little slick on the back end with medium/ high carbonation. The one great thing this beer does have going for it drinkability, which is very high and it a very nice warm weather beer.

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BC65
3.8/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pastramionrye7
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of Mbpike
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours honey/amber with 1+ finger of beige head. Zero head retention or lacing, slight hazing at the bottom of the bottle

S: Slight breadyness & some citrus

T: Breadyness, white pepper & orange peel up front. Slight hints of caramel mix with grainyness, plus hints of tangerine as this warms. Finishes slightly bready, with white pepper & a kiss of coriander, almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, balances nice

This went down very easy, more of an American wheat IMO, but very quenching & interesting enough I'll add this to the summer rotation, This is my favorite from these guys as bottled offerings go...

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Beertracker
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Commercial Description: An American wheat beer with a Belgian inspiration, Sundown Wheat aims to blend the best of two worlds. This refreshingly light beer is brewed with American wheat, two-row barley, and a touch of flaked oats. It is delicately hopped with American Sterling hops and spiced in the tradition of Belgian witbiers, using coriander and dried sweet orange peel. The flavors coalesce into a complex but easy-drinking beer that pairs great with salads, vinaigrettes, sushi, Mexican and Thai dishes, mild fish such as sole or halibut, and goat's milk or young, soft-ripened cheeses.

Available Packages: 50L (13.2USG) Keg; 1/6 bbl (5.16USG) keg. Coming soon: 4/6/12 & 12/22fl.oz. NR bottles. IBU = 12; ABV = 4.7%

Marshall's Sundown Wheat pours up with a light carbonation that creates a moderate whitish head that tops the hazy, saffron-goldenrod colored body. The floral, herbal (lemon verbena, rose hips) aroma shows some fruitiness (apricot, lemongrass, sweet orange peel) and light spiciness (black peppercorn, coriander). The lingering sweet, graininess slightly overpowers the hops & spices in the end. Lightly phenolic with no diacetyl or other off-flavors. The fruity flavor starts off a bit cloying with a pleasant herbal, spicy bitterness that eventually lends balance to create a pleasant, unobtrusive finish. Medium-light body, creamy texture, but needs a bit more carbonation. This easy drinking, unfiltered American-Belgo Wheat makes for an easy drinking beer to enjoy when the hot sun goes down over Oklahoma. Here's to the Marshall Bros & their hybrid Sundown Wheat!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Photo of EagleTalon
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this at Brookshire's grocery on North West Avenue in El Dorado, Arkansas. Glad to see great regional effort in craft brewing distribution. Thanks a ton to Brookshire's for getting on board with craft beer! Pours out to a thin sudsy white head that falls to a scant ring of foam. Color is hazy pale yellow-gold. Aroma is spicy hops, wheat and pale malt and a touch of coriander. Flavor is in line with the aromas, delicate and balanced and very clean. Mouthfeel is hydrating, cool and bubbly and very much a crafty lawnmower summer session brew. Overall, this beer presents itself with an A+ effort for technical cleanliness, and good marks all around for flavor balance and what Bud Light calls "drinkability". It just is not very impressive in the glass, but if you asked Stevie Wonder...

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TexIndy
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz wax dipped bottle into a pint glass. No dating info but the store had just started carrying it. Picked it up in OK while visiting the in-laws. Was surprised to find out this is the 1st OK beer that I've reviewed after 15 years of visits. Anyway. It was a slightly hazy golden color with some carb streams but no lacing. It took a hard pour to get the head going and then it ended up being a good sized but short lived leaving nothing.

The aroma was a bit weak. Definitely could tell the blending of the APWA and witbier styles. Orange and corriander from the wit and watered down from the APWA. What was there was good but really hard to swirl it to get the aroma going. The taste followed the aroma. Good wit base but was watered down. It was very drinkable but didn't have a ton of flavor. Find myself downing it without really thinking about it. So goes down easy but doesn't really scream drink another...unless I'm just wanting to drink some beer to quench the thirst and don't really care if a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel was watery.

Overall, a decent beer that I'd probably drink again if I found it on tap and it was this or BMC. Recommend if you can easily get or if you are looking for an Oklahoma beer to knock off your try one from each state list.

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well that was about the easiest wax cap I've ever encountered.

A little taste of Oklahoma thanks to russpowell. Kept in the fridge ever since. :)

Poured into a lush-sized tulip. Bottle pop was less the subtle. The pour spritzed like soda. A long, but thin off-white/ashy head comes & goes, leaving the beer naked & looking flat. A lightly steeped tea colored body, just slightly murky.

Initial smell is peppery wheat & apple, followed by a good bit of lemon, & then honey. The end of it is consumed in a macerated gas of leaves & twigs sprinkled with a little coriander. Smells a little big for 4.7%.

Taste is initially hampered by the intense carbonation. Salty wheat, & very doughy(but lacking in body). Mild, muddled spices, menthol & copper sort of hop effect, & some lingering yeasty bread on the finish. Feels lagered.

The prickly carbonation grew on me, but the menthol wore out it's welcome early, & there just wasn't too much to focus on in total. Burps up like 7-UP... I think American-styled wheat beers are very spotty, but at the same time, I don't think I've ever turned one down. ;)

Photo of GeezLynn
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle labeled with a spooky, barren tree/fall scene. Very cool.

A: Aggressive pour yields a nice white head over an attractive shade of golden yellow. High clarity for a wheat.

S: Floral Belgian yeast, white pepper, and a little wheat aroma. Slightly sour lemon is also apparent.

T: Heavy wheat flavor, with some low-key grassy hops and the slightest bit of lemon. Pretty straight forward wheat, without much depth of flavors. Finish is short with a slight sour nip.

M: Good body for style, well-carbonated, and about as dry as you'll find in this style.

This is a pretty no-frills wheat beer. Not too complex but it's clean and well-done. Very easy to drink and you can have quite a few at this ABV %.

Thanks to Chris for the opportunity.

Photo of stumac
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of kylejohnson03
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a nice golden color, with minimal head. Smells and tastes of orange peel, yeast, honey, lemons. Very lightly carbonated, thin mouthfeel, an easy drinker that goes along with the style. I have had these beers before, and I beleive they are better on tap. Definately one to try if you find yourself having a pint at McNellies and need something to quench your thirst!

Photo of Lwkerr
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of cmbeaudoin
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BigJamoke
1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

Photo of BrockLanders
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of 4balance
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Hazy straw yellow. White head that recedes rapidly. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Orange peels, wheat, yellow cake.

Taste: Starts with peppery spices then goes into orange, cinnamon, wheat. Gingery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: A nice subtly spiced beer that would go good with a meal.

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Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.