Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Another beer I had after dinner at a bar. Poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a somewhat cloudy golden amber color with a one-finger head that lacks good retention and lacing. There's also some sediment floating around that doesn't look too hot, either.
S: Blueberry. I mean, seriously, it really does smell like Fruity Pebbles. There is a bit of yeastiness around the back end, but otherwise, pure fucking blueberry.
T: I'm almost inclined to say it's a blueberry bomb. There is some spiciness in the middle reminiscent of a typical wit, but wow. Blueberries. I can't call it balanced, but the blueberry notes play well with the base of this beer.
M: The body is on the medium-thin side, overall. It also features a lot of carbonation, and is quite refreshing.
O: I actually like this a lot, to be honest. It looks rather weak, but I could totally see this becoming a staple summer brew for me. Easily the best beer I've had from Leinie.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2011 04:27:24 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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
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