Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by Skidz:
3.68/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out cloudy pale straw and sits cloudy gold in the glass with a good sized soapy white head, fading to a good skim on the surface with some minor lacings around the glass.
Astringently overpowering aromas of corriander and orange peel, picking up some blueberry-esque notes along the way, most likely a coincidence between the two. This would be like sticking you nose into a bowl of Quaker instant oatmeal, oranges & cream flavored, if such a flavor existed.
Tastes soft and wheaty up front with immediate pilings of orange peel and corriander on the tongue, the rest...fades away. Finishes with mild bitterness and a smooth yeasty pallatte.
Very soft in the mouth, big loose carbonation, mild to moderate, and a light-medium body.
This is not half bad, in fact it's not bad at all. I can't help but note that the orange and corriander portions are rediculous and cloud over almost everything else in the beer. This will go over well.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2006 03:43:12 | More by Skidz
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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 1,996 ratings.