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ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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ÃœberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer)ÃœberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

252 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A tribute to the dynamic energy of the summer. Brewed with 2-row pale malt, wheat malt. Hopped with Centennial, dry-hopped with more of the same.

(Beer added by: shirfan on 07-13-2007)
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Todd

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber. Pours a slightly chill-hazed, rich golden colored beer, crowned with a super creamy, white foam head with some great stick and retention.

Big, earthy, raw, floral, definitely dry-hopped aroma w/ a spicy herbal back and notes of candy and toasty malts. Mild esters initially, but they become a bit more pronounced--fruity and floral--later. Alcohol is lurking, but indeed there.

Nice hop bite upfront, beneath a creamy and smooth palate and medium-body. Hop character is a bit prickly, spicy, herbal, with a slight resiny stick and underlying citric and pronounced floral presence. Grassy at times. Crisp wheat edge, with some husky tannins as things warm. Some fruity esters in the middle. Bready malts follow, with a hint of caramel in a candy-like sweetness that segues into a peppery alcohol finish that teeters on boozy; warming. Very bready in the finish, with powdery malts, hay, some residual sweetness and hop spiciness. Dry, but not overly.

Interesting brew. Perhaps more of a Wheatwine, maybe? I'll leave that up to Southern Tier. Big, but delicate. Complex, but overall pretty damn well-balanced. Hops are well-played, distinct, but never overwhelm. That 8% is well-hidden too.

This redefines the standard, and often boring, American wheat summer seasonal, but it's certainly not as sessionable. Most definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 23:44:38 | More by Todd
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ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.