Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.05/5 rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This beer looks interesting, pouring a hazy pale orange with a 1/2 finger head. Produced nice lacings and was decently carbonated.
This beer smelt mostly like orange, with a hint of lemoniness from the coriander. Some grassy-skunky hops were buried in there somewhere, and i may have imagined doughy white bread scents.
Reminded me of an orange creamsicle with some coriander tang. There was just a hint of grassy hops, as well as a faint hint of the wheat.
Medium bodied creamy, citrusy and somewhat tart. Not a balanced brew as the orange predominates, and theres only hints of the wheat.
I happened to enjoy orange creamsicles as a kid, and as such i found this to be drinkable, and enjoyed how it took me back to summer as a kid. It wasnt much of a beer, but was enjoyable in more of a guilty pleasure fashion. Could knock a few of these back, although i would suggest avoiding it if you dont like orange creamsicles. Might make a good crossover beer for an appropriately targeted audience.
Serving type: bottle
08-22-2006 15:18:59 | More by demcorhip
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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 1,996 ratings.