ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beer is now retired and that is a real shame. I found a few bottles in a liquor store in Maryland - I don't even think they knew what great stuff they had.
A: Very cloudy, light orange, with a slight head, and a generous amount of carbonation.
S: Hoppy, tangy, citrusy, but still identifiable as a wheat based beer.
T: Bitter like an IPA, but it doesn't have the same grapefruit sizzle. I love the orange finish on this one! It gets even better after every sip.
M: Very comfortable drinker with soothing carbonation and mild alcohol presence.
D: One of the best summer beers NOT available anymore. This is a beer geek's "lawnmower" beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2010 21:16:11 | More by Chaney
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3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but probably over 3 years old. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of honey, wheat, bread, light caramel, grapefruit, orange, floral, grass, pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Some light oxidation is present, but not bad. Taste of honey, wheat, bread, light caramel, floral, orange, grapefruit, grass, pepper, clove, and earthy yeast spiciness. Good amount of earthy pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, wheat, bread, citrus, floral, grass pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Light oxidation present in the taste as well, but not bad. Very nice balance of malt and hop flavors; with good malt/spiciness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this a very good imperial wheat beer, even with the age. Good balance of malt, hop, and spicy flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2013 04:49:35 | More by superspak
ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.