Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
After drinking a lot of fruity wheat beers lately, this was my first taste of a "normal" beer in a couple of months.
Though I've enjoyed the fruity beers, it was nice to have a "real" beer again.
It had a nice easy smell, nothing bitter.
The taste was great. After all the fruity beers of late, I expected a normal beer to taste slightly bitter, but due to the wheat, it was really smooth, almost sweet without even a hint of bitter in the aftertaste.
It felt great in the mouth. It didn't seem highly carbonated like all the fruit beers I've had lately, but it was very refreshing all at the same time; giving my mouth an almost "clean" feel.
This was a beer I could have easily knocked back a few more of before calling it a night. It had a gentle sweetness, but not like the fruity beers that leave you a bit overwhelmed after just one. Each drink made you look forward to the next one.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2008 20:43:46 | More by RickS95
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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 1,986 ratings.