Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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1.65/5 rDev -50.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Pours a hazy blonde with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is astringent and heavily spiced with pepper and coriander.
Taste is heavy all the way around: coriander, old socks, cloves, licorice, white pepper and just a trace of peppermint (about the only element in this beer that is not exaggerated). Flavors of funk, bitter orange rind, maybe some old fish. Did someone drop their salmon croquette in while it was fermenting?
Mouthfeel is medium, a little bready, but this is a real chore to finish. Nothing in here works; everything is waaaay too much, tries too hard. I don't know if this was intended as a hefe or a saison but it tastes like a mutant Frankenwit. Blech.
Pretty bad when you have to scour your pantry for something to take the taste out of your mouth. Garden Herb Triscuits did it.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2006 02:19:14 | More by assurbanipaul
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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 1,990 ratings.