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Sundown Wheat - Marshall Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-25-2012 02:04:07 | More by t0rin0
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 06:26:14 | More by BEERchitect
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-12-2012 01:14:45 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2013 05:23:41 | More by jaydoc
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a high level of carbonation. It had a one-finger, white head of very bubbly foam that left minimal lace.

S - It smelled of lemon zest and some cracked wheat. Not strong but not flat either.

T - Nice wheat flavor with a touch of yeasty spice. Some lemon bite adds some zip.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty nice witbier. I'm looking forward to trying more from Marshall.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 20:04:51 | More by zeff80
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 14:49:24 | More by MasterSki
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2009 00:36:37 | More by russpowell
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Tone

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, golden/straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, slight hop, lemon, floral aromas, spices (coriander and clove?), and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of spices, wheat, hint of sweet malt, slight hop, and hint of pale malt. Overall, weak appearance for a wheat, but the aroma, body, and blend, were above average.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 11:09:19 | More by Tone
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champ103

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 02:13:21 | More by champ103
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-21-2012 17:14:07 | More by Whiskeydeez
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rye726

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking wax topped bottle. Pours a hazed oaky color with a beige head that settles to a thin cover. Nose has wheat malts, tropical fruits, spices, and honey. Flavors of citrus fruits, wheat malt and summer spices. Crisp body well carbonated. Nicely balanced wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2009 03:06:14 | More by rye726
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armock

New York

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 00:32:27 | More by armock
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2012 20:19:02 | More by BeerHunter76
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 02:58:14 | More by htomsirveaux
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-26-2013 14:16:39 | More by sgttibbs
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TexIndy

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 01:35:01 | More by TexIndy
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2008 23:24:12 | More by coldmeat23
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
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 **

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 23:54:57 | More by stephens101
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2008 19:17:55 | More by Beertracker
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-05-2013 21:24:55 | More by BarryMFBurton
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 22:50:09 | More by JuicesFlowing
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RichH55

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-21-2014 18:56:23 | More by RichH55
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 00:51:24 | More by tronester
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2014 19:31:31 | More by HamGlade10
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 19:31:54 | More by EagleTalon
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Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.