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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,966 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 866
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 79 | 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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SteelTrooper

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2.35/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

While the beer has a decent orange glow in the glass, and mediocre head, the one thing that was offputting was being preoccupied with the fruit notes. They were not the normal citrusy, crisp, refreshing type I love in a Summer wheat. Instead, I found myself bothered by the fact that it seemed very artificial and overly sweet.

Upon my second bottle I thought I had nailed the taste and smell as Trix cereal and had my wife verify my assumption. I was off a bit - she nailed it on the head. It was Fruity Pebbles cereal. And not the cereal nature many beers have due to the malt and barley. No, it was artificial fruit flavoring that slimed the tongue and caused a wincing in my temples.

I found the wheat secondary or tertiary to this flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth with a light body. Not a beer I will try again as it was much to fake and sugary tasting - like a low grade malt bevereage.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 20:51:23 | More by SteelTrooper
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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.