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Sundown Wheat - Marshall Brewing Company

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83
good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
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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2.3/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A - clairity has just a hint of fogginess. No head no lacing.
Color is half way between lemonaid and melted butter.

S - lemon zest. Ipa like hops.

T - citrus like lemonaid past it's expiration.

M - very loose and thin, watery.

D - overall pretty bland and uninspired.

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3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to coldmeat23 for this one. Shared with the wife with some delicious home-made Mediterranean food. Served in a Half Acre pint glass.

A - Soda-like carbonation. A very loud finger of white foam quickly sizzles away leaving no lace, collar, cap, haze, or bubbles. Unfiltered dark golden urine or apricot nectar colored body.

S - Wheat, coriander, clove, some orange peel citrus character. Generic lightly malted grain with light notes of honey. Some other nebulous spices in the periphery.

T - Taste is more bland with a slight playdough character to it mixed with the sweet malt and grain. Again, there's a faint hint of orange peel before transitioning to a yeasty finish and aftertaste. Not much in the way of spices.

M - It burns, it burns! Too much carbonation - it's like drinking Pepsi or something. Lightly sticky finish and a light crisp body that's appropriate for 4.7%.

D - I was able to finish a bomber (mostly on my own, my wife moved on to something else pretty quickly). This would have been much easier to drink with half as much carbonation. Pretty mediocre, with some serious flaws.

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. ;)

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3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straddling the bounds of Hefeweizens and Witbiers, also with a grain-flavored American Wheat flavor, this beer is trying to do all-things-wheat at once.

A dull and murky golden elixer holds an abundance of carbonation early, which fuels a loosely knit white head. Low in retention and lacing, the beer quickly fades into a lifeless appearance except for steady streams of carbonation trailing from the bottom of the glass.

Grainy-sweet aromas of wheat, bread dough, and sugar cookies give a strong start to the nose. Lemony esters and tropical fruits give a bright and zesty scent to the beer. Flowery and spicy with clove round out the aromas.

The wheaty-sweet malt flavors once again start the first impression while the spritzy acids of lemon, citrus, and tropical fruits give a decidedly estery taste to the flavor profile. Clove, white pepper, corriander, and even chamomile give a lot of variety to the already fruity-rich beer.

Early carbonation gives a creamy first impression, but the beer quickly evolves into a spritely feel of carbon dioxide scrubbing, along with citric acids, and lemony tartness. Soft and somewhat oily textures come in later in the session and get away from what's best about powdery dry Witbiers or heafty fleeting Hefeweizens.

Sundown Wheat is a fine Wheat Beer but is very non descript and the extra spices seem forces and unnatural. Thanks Cheezdawg!

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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 2 Jul 2009.

Served in the 0.5 L Paulaner weizen glass. Huge tight white head. Cloudy golden yellow color. Smells of lemon, white pepper, yeast. Citrus, orange and lemon, sweet. Juicy, fruity sweet. Aftertaste is sweet tart. Touch of pepper throughout. Ethanol seems a bit more than 4.7%. Medium to light body.

Hmmm, upon reading this now it sounds better than the score we gave it...

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.

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