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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
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 t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
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!

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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 MasterSki
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 Tone
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of champ103
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
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 Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of rye726
3.73/5  rDev +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.

Photo of armock
4.43/5  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 BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of htomsirveaux
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 Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

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 stephens101
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
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 **

Photo of stumac
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of coldmeat23
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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!

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