ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by hero27:
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle.
IBUnit63 hooked me up with a bottle of this, thanks again!
Clear gold..a massive head of stubborn froth forms on top, while channels of bubbles stream from the bottom of the glass.
a heavy dose of Centennial hops is noticed right from the onset...as soon as I popped the cap, as a matter of fact. Brash pale malts blend in well with the flavor, and the wheat aspect is really tasty. Orange peel & lemongrass add a bold citrus profile also.. Hops are very pronounced, but it's definitely not over-the-top bitter, so it helps make this one very drinkable.
Carbonation runs a bit rampant, but it's this brew's only real flaw in my mind.
Certainly an imperial wheat that doesn't mess around.. any beer that can manage to be thirst-quenching & refreshing at 8% abv gets high marks from me.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2008 04:04:31 | More by hero27
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3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
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 251 ratings.