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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,997 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,997
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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SimplySinister

Florida

3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Translucent, cloudy yellowish-amber sunburst color. Highly carbonated. Produced two finger head . Very attractive.

S - Pleasenty overpowering. Citrus and floral came out of the bottle swinging the second the cap was removed.

T - Lienkugels is definatly in a class all of it's own. Honestly, I find it very sweet. This, of course, is a double edged sword as far as I'm concerned. Sometimes I enjoy it, and sometimes I don't. It is an odd beer; one that doesn't really fit in anywhere, leaving it very hard to compare with anything else I've tried. With that said, I consider the taste, especially it's citrus character, of this beer appealing.

M - Lingering. Though, the mouthfeel of this beer has an odd charima about it.

D - Once again, dependent on my mood. All in all, I couldn't see drinking more than a couple of these at one siting. However, if I am in the mood for it, the experience is always positive.
Lienkugels is a very odd beer. After years of drinking it, I still don't know exactly where I stand with it. Though, as far as witbiers are concerned, I would choose this beer over many. It strange, I have a definate love/hate relationship with this beer that is rather inexplicable. All in all, if you have never tried this beer before, you must. I don't often say that, but its the truth.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 19:29:21 | More by SimplySinister
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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.