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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,994 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,994
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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happygnome

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2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: a pale yellow color with about a quarter inch worth of white head that dissapears quickly leaving little to no lacin
s: clean sharp aroma notes of bitterness
t: a crisp flavored, cant really taste the hint of blueberry promised kind of a strange flavor...orange?
m: diffinate sharp carbonation

overall this is a fair beer, not as bad as others have said, im not a fan of the style but its better than other wits ive had. i think this is a sessionable beer, one might get the beer farts if sessioned though

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 02:13:48 | More by happygnome
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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.

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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 1,994 ratings.