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Sunshine Wheat Beer - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU - 14
Hops - Target
Malts - Pale, Carapils, Wheat
OG - 13.4
Fruits/Spice - Orange Peel, Coriander

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-28-2002)
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

08-31-2012 22:33:53 | More by NickyG213
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Two-finger, soft white, foamy head. Brew is perfectly clear yellow.

Lots of lemon and spice. Wheat stands out too along with orange and coriander.

Super smooth and refreshing. Light carbonation. Lacking depth and interesting flavor beyond the initial orange peel that smacks your tongue. A bit on the thin and weak side of things.. Spice could stand to be a lot heavier and more wheated.

Refreshing for a hot summer day! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 03:27:56 | More by chugalug06
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-09-2012 03:57:10 | More by bgramels
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium globe. The beer is a crystal clear golden, with bubbles constantly rising from the bottom. A white head recedes to film and a concentrate circle of foam in the center. Light lacing makes rings on the glass. The beer smells fresh, and mainly of light lemony notes. A touch of orange peel. The beer tastes very refreshing, light and zesty. It has a nice mellow grassy, wheat body with a crisp finish, and coriander can be detected. Just enough of a citrus pinch to remind you of the zesty orange peel. Mouthfeel is light bodied and clean.

Overall, simply a clean, easy-to-session summer wheat beer. I have no problems giving this one high marks. Hardly any faults.

Serving type: bottle

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Sunshine Wheat Beer from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.