ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by waughbrew:
4.55/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Got this from whole foods cambridge, river st. for 6.99
Pours a clearish gold with a beautiful medium-sized head that is creamy, stays for a while, and laces for its life. Smells fresh bright, with a boozy biscuit-like barleywinishness and an Indian-spiced minty rawness that seems ripped right from the tree or bush. Just enough bite in there to hold back the smooth barley malt sweetness and flavor. Really a beautiful tasting beer, though the "American Pale Wheat Ale" crap would be called by nobody in a blind tasting (yes, Alstrom bros., this includes you). This is a strong IPA type thing. Smooth, yes. Very smooth. Nutty. Well-melded between the hops and the malt.
A really beautiful brew. Clean and crisp, strong and succulent. This is pretty much what I strive for when I brew an IPA. I would like to drink this often, though it would be dangerous. Very dangerous.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2008 01:18:49 | More by waughbrew
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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 252 ratings.