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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatLeinenkugel's Sunset Wheat

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,995 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,995
Reviews: 867
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 25
Gots: 90 | 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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assurbanipaul

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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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All and all, another great beer from a terrific brewery. Here's to officially earning it.

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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,995 ratings.