Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
3.05/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Reviewed from session notes.
Pours out a murky dark brownish-orange with a short lived fizzy soda head, no lacing, smells exactly like blueberry lemonade and I have absolutely no idea why. A little internet research reveals that this blueberry addition is intentional. Flavor follows the nose, only quite a bit farther into sweetness than I prefer my witbiers, maybe this would be a good one for your wine cooler-enjoying friend. Spritzey carbonation and thin body, its obvious that they are going for the lawnmower market. If only it didn't have such an unappetizing appearance and wasn't so cloyingly sweet, I would get along with this one a lot better than I have. As it stands, it practically another (redundant) Berry Weiss.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2012 04:52:54 | More by WastingFreetime
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3.44/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)
12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. Freshness date painted just below bottle neck.
Pours a Orange, burnt gold color. Looks like a witbier. A two finger bright white head that goes away pretty quick, Leaving some lines of lacing running down.
The aroma is a nice bright orange smell, with a few spices. Wheat and coriander. Smells a lot like blue moon but the coriander is much more subtle.
Taste follows the nose. An excellent balance of oranges, wheats, and spices. Tastes a lot like blue moon, but in my opinion much better. The coriander is more subtle, and lets the wheaty orange shine through. There is a slight taste of blueberries in the finish.
Mouth feel is good. No complaints. Good carbonation. You never want to over carbonate a wheat beer. Smooth crisp and clean from start to finish.
Overall In my opinion this is what blue moon should be. An almost perfect balance of wheat oranges and spices. Blue moon is strong on the coriander. This is a nice witbier. One of my favorite from leinie's. I will buy it over blue moon anyday, but witbiers aren't my favorite style.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 07:48:23 | More by Ohiolager
3.21/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours a murky brownish yellow color, smells of wheat citric coriander and blueberry. It really does taste like fruity pebbles, with a wheat kick at the end.
This is one of those beers that serves a purpose, it's a great fruity beer for summer time. I would never drink it otherwise, but it makes a perfect campfire beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2014 21:19:34 | More by Treyliff
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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