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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatLeinenkugel's Sunset Wheat

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,865 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1865
Reviews: 862
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 21.13%


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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kemoarps

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy straw colour, with a pillowy white head that takes it's time dissipating, and leaves decent lacing down the sides.
Putting the glass to my nose, the first thing that jumps out at me is, 'holy shit, is that ANICE?' Next up are some other spices, there's a hint of coriander, and then kind of a mishmash of sweet fruit flavours layered around a wheat backbone.
The taste follows suit, with a certain twinge of citrus and I can definitely identify blueberries in there somewhere.
It's better at first pour, I got a phonecall halfway through the beer and when I came back it had mellowed into a less enjoyable flavour/consistency, more of that fruity pebbles test that I've seen mentioned.
Overall, if you try it fresh, it's pretty good. unexpected in some ways, but certainly drinkable. Don't let it sit too long or it starts to lose some of its appeal (though I feel like that's not necessarily unique to this beer). Check it out, especially if it's cheap. It might surprise you

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 03:36:43 | More by kemoarps
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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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