Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Poured a hazy yellow brown color with an inch of white foam. Head dissipated quickly and left a small amount of watery lacing. Little to no carbonation
Smell - Very sweet and fruity. Lemon/blueberry scent with a distinct aroma that reminds me of Fruity Pebbles breakfast cereal.
Taste - Initial bite of blueberry citrus and wheat, but transitioned into a fruity flavor (again, I can't help but thinking Fruity Pebbles cereal). Extremely crisp and bubbly for a witbier. Definitely different than most witbiers I've tried.
Mouthfeel - Medium to light body with a crisp tangy feeling on the palate.
Overall - Very unique flavored witbier that is light and crisp with a lot of ester flavors. Too fruity for me to drink regularly, but definitely a change of pace. Very drinkable. An above average witbier.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 02:04:03 | More by ajanesz
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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 1,986 ratings.