Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.65/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Served in a pint glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.
A - Very nice golden amber with a pretty fluffy head that stayed well and left good lacing.
S - Candied orange and wheat. Not much else.
T - Very citric with a good bit of sweetness. Not bad, but tastes slightly artificial. Another reviewer mentioned Fruity pebbles; I understand what their talking about with its almost candy-like sweetness. Finishes clean, no aftertaste.
M - Light but not watery, with a decent bit of carbonation.
D - Very drinkable. Goes down easy and has modest ABV. Easily sessionable if you like sweeter wheat beers.
Overall - Kind of enigmatic. It's certainly not bad, but the flavors don't come off as very natural. My cousin loved it when he had it on draft, and he continues to like the bottled version. I'll definitely drink it, but I probably would not buy it at all if my cousin wasn't a fan of it.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2009 23:53:59 | More by DannyS
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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.
Sunset Wheat is, by far, the brewery's most underrated offering to date. We don't carry it at my specific store, but I feel it compliments the summer season beautifully, and just as well as their equally impressive line of shandies. The beer, a lot like Bell's Oberon, bears a taste eerily similar to the smell and intoxication one gets from the archetypal summer night, and to that I don't complain. It's a taste that combines the succulent aroma of aromatic hops combined with a taste that's equal parts fruity and absorbing as it is slightly bitter, but nowhere near the offputting equivalent of a pale ale.
All and all, another great beer from a terrific brewery. Here's to officially earning it.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 22:18:43 | More by SteveJeremy
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,996 ratings.