ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by jenitivecase:
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear golden orange with a small, creamy off-white head that dissipates to leave a substantial crown.
S: Aromatic hops with distinct citrus; some wheat scent and some light touches of raspberries. Brings to mind a freshly mown field.
T: More hops than I'm used to; very upfront citrus flavor with nicely developed graininess in the middle. Ends with a bit of sweetness, but a crisp, tart wave of flavor kicks in to leave a somewhat bitter aftertaste.
M: Good, smooth mouthfeel; not harsh at all. Medium-bodied. Crisp. Leaves a bit of a tingle in the mouth.
D: Nice and crisp, but a bit too hoppy for my personal taste. I will definitely enjoy drinking the rest of this, and it would be great for a classy day on the lawn.
Tastes more like an IPA than a wheat beer to me. Definitely lives up to the "imperial" designation.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2008 04:19:05 | More by jenitivecase
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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 249 ratings.