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Sundown Wheat - Marshall Brewing Company

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: coldmeat23 on 06-11-2008

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.
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Photo of Bierlerner
4.6/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Out of a bomber and into a glass

A - Poured a hazy yellow-orange color. Very bubbly. Not much head or lacing.

S - Lots of citrus and malts

T - excellent taste, with a citrus pop and banana undertone to it.

M - medium to light body. Lots of carbonation, but not overwhelming. Nice crisp feel.

D - This is an excellent wheat beer. I can drink one after the other in the heat of the summer. Well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of armock
4.42/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheaty malt spices and citrus scents

T - Follows the nose with a wonderful taste of wheat malt citrus and spice

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This was an excellent wheat beer supper easy to drink with a great taste I could drink this beer all day during the summer worth getting to try

Photo of PrairiePenguin
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap and it was billed as an American style Belgium White and I think it lived up to that billing. It poured a clearish golden color with a nice head. The overall taste was a nice crisp sweet taste, that left a nice aftertaste. When I'm need a lighter beer, I'll generally go grab a Sundown Wheat

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another thanks to armock for sharing this bottle with me and a couple other BA friends.

A: Pours a cloudy orange/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Wheat and spicy aromas up front. There is a coriander and peppery aroma. Some orange and lemon aromas as well.
T: Sweet malt up front with lots of spices. Coriander is most prevalent. Orange peal and some apple skins. Some vanilla as well.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp and dry. Smooth and refreshing to drink. I can quaff this all day.

An excellent Witbier. The spices are great, and add a dimension of complexity, though it does not overpower the senses at all. Something I highly recommend.

Photo of ryan58813
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great wheat beer. Serve cold-not cool. Be careful to not let this Sundown Wheat out in sunlight (no pun intended) for too long at all. Very easily can have the ruined famous 'banana' taste. Fresh on the tap it's a great summer beer. Small fruity bite paired with a nice rich wheat heavier taste-blends well to a very balanced wheat.

Photo of stephens101
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a virtually undying fluffy, meringue-like white head. Smell is promising with prominent notes of lemon, banana, and coriander with some sweet malt in the end. Tastes involves big notes of coriander and allspice followed by a bit of malt graininess, bananas, oranges, and dried orange peel. Goes down super easy with a creamy, light-to-medium mouth-feel. This is a criminally underrated, highly drinkable and complex American wheat.

**updated 11/11/10 **

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I stopped by McNellie's Public House today and tried a couple of the new brews from Marshall Brewing, the first brewery in Tulsa since 1940(!). They make a third (IPA), but McNellie's was out of it. I'll try again in a day or two.
I will say that I believe that they serve the beers too cold, but I still enjoyed tasting them.

GLASS: Marshall Brewing Pint Glass
TEMP: Approx 35 degrees (Cold!)

This was a very appealing clear golden color with a light orange hue to it. Very nice for an americanized wheat beer. The color of an autumn sunset in a glass. It had a minimal head and almost no lacing.

Light sweet malts mingle with earthy hoppiness. There are cirus and floral scents peeking through. I'm sure that these would be more pronounced at a warmer temp.

Bright citrus flavors hit first. Orange and lemon dominating. Mixed in with a bit of sweet malt flavor and some light hops for just a tiny bite of bitterness. It's a nice balance.

In the mouth it is light and crisp. Nice and very refreshing. Mild carbonation.

This is very easy to drink and will make a great summer quencher. I plan to drink many of these in the future.

Photo of JEdmund
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance
Copper-tinged orange and slightly hazy with a good fluffy head

Smell
Citric and fruity, not especially yeasty in the typical wheat beer way

Taste & Mouthfeel
The dried orange peel and coriander used in this really define the flavor, leaving the wheat to play a minor role; I really enjoyed the sour fruitiness and the minimal banana esters; very crisp, light, and refreshing; maybe not as soft as a wheat should be, but it didn't detract

Overall
I don't buy wheat beers often, but I would definitely seek this out again in the future. I'd recommend it to new craft beer drinkers as well as those familiar with beer and seeking something a bit different.

Photo of tronester
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of yeast and spices. Taste is wheaty, peppery, and fruity, with a nice bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, high, but soft carbonation. Drinkability is nice, this is perhaps not the most authentic Witbier, but it is a solid great tasting beer overall.

Photo of SudNut
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a waxed toped bomber, golden slightly murky appearance with a decent head. Seemed to be a little low on the carbonation as the head dissipates quickly. Citrus orange smell w/ some hops to back it up. Nice taste a little hopy for this style but still good. The hops tended to overpower the citrus spice notes. I would drink another given the opportunity. Solid beer.

Photo of weatherdog
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
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 BC65
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Riggo
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light orange to golden color. Thin cap of creamy head.

Smells very lightly Belgian--yeast, spices--but mostly of oranges and honey.

Taste is light. Some orange and grain (wheat? oats?) in middle balanced with a faint minty hop character and a yeasty fiinish.

Mouthfeel is smooth thought perhaps a little thin in body. Certainly drinkable in terms of going down easy but not as much in terms of excitement.

I love witbiers but I don't love the American wheat style. This beer definitely accomplishes its aim according to the brewer--a melding of these two styles. It does that quite well. You get some witbier orangey/Belgian elements but only in restrained way and you get a light body. A nice beer, but a little too restrained for my tastes. Much more excited about Eric's other beers but this one is more of a crowd pleaser. On that score it does its job very well.

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Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.