Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by mpyle:
3.68/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
App - rich gold color, cloudy like apple cider. Decent sized white head, creamy and good retention. A bit dark for a wit?
Smell - an orange citrus smell with spice. licorice. Spice aroma a bit overwhelming.
Taste - wheat malt sweet, with a bit of spicy bubble gum flavor. Licorice from the smell is evident in the flavor.
MF - light/medium body and moderately high carbonation. No astringency.
D'ability - Level of spice cuts down on drinkability a bit, but better than Blue Moon and some other examples. I've definitely pounded my bottle while writing this review.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2008 23:31:56 | More by mpyle
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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 2,001 ratings.