Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
On-tap at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, "Beers of the World" concession stand (Third Base entrance). Served with a wedge of lemon.
A - Very bright and cheery. Looks light. Small head which dissipated quickly, leaving a bit of lacing behind.
S - Fruity. I don't know about the "fruit loops" smell of the other reviewers here, but it is at least a citrusy-sweet smell. Like an orange. Possibly some coriander, as mentioned in the 'notes' section above.
T - Light - no doubt about it, it's a wheat beer. Also sweet, the lemon slice helps balance it by adding a bit of a tart kick. Quite refreshing.
M - Smooth, but unfortunate sweet film coats the mouth after a while. Eat something with this - peanuts, Cracker Jacks, you know the drill.
Summary - Definitely not a beer to swoon over, but as far as the Ballpark goes, this is one of the better choices. Better than any light beer, refreshing, and a good drink on a hot day. I would drink it again, at the ballgame, but not from a six-pack at home. Recommended with a slice of lemon.
Serving type: on-tap
06-10-2011 23:28:08 | More by ranger7
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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 1,998 ratings.