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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,957 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,957
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 74 | 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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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to admit I am surprised to be writing this review and more shocked that it will be a positive one.

I'm traditionally not a fan of beers that fall into any of the following categories;

- Wheat
- Sweet
- Fruit flavored.

But I have to report that I think the combo really works here.

A wonderful summer session beer.

Pint came with very little head on it and the lacing was very very thin.

Color was a hazy bright copper that I dare say had a hint of the color of a Sunset. Kudos to their marketing team.

Aroma was fantastic and really screamed fresh, bright and fruity (orange)

Taste is on the sweeter side, but I think very well balanced.

Short sweet burst followed by the fresh Orange burst. The spices really help round out the flavor. The finish seemed like a classic wheat beer and almost provided a subtle bready finish.

Carbonation created an almost effervescent mouthfeel which was quite refreshing.

Something tells me it would be gauche to be caught drinking this before Easter or after Labor day.

Take some to the beach. Nice brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2008 12:59:16 | More by Reagan1984
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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,957 ratings.