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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,998 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,998
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 24
Gots: 92 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Wit in style, but brewed with a lager yeast strain and a top-note of blueberry added (info directly from the Leinenkugel Bros).

(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-16-2006)
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BeerBob

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3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat pours a very cloudy amber blond from a 12oz dark brown glass bottle with a twist off cap. Head went to about two fingers then went down to a broken carpet of foam islands with a full ring.

Nose is a wonderful lemon grapefruit citrus. Palate... is a citrus something... grapefruit peal, coriander, and the bight of carbonation. Missing are the banana and clove that I was expecting to find.

This brew could pass for a Belgium White, except for the color, good tasting... but just a bit off style in my humble opinion

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 06:34:24 | More by BeerBob
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Again, Leinenkugel continues to wow me in many different ways, providing me with memorable flavors in numerous different varieties. If we're referring to it as a "macrobrew," then it's currently my favorite macrobrew, for few other breweries I've had churn out more and more delicious products with extreme consistency.

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All and all, another great beer from a terrific brewery. Here's to officially earning it.

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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,998 ratings.