Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by redjameskidd:
1.93/5 rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I have to admit to being surprised about how people have rated this beer, being one I've always really, really disliked.
I don't consider myself a beer snob by any means at all, but I can't really think of many other macro beers more offensive than this one. I've seen it listed in menus at bars as "Trix beer". This is because it really does sort of taste like eating Trix cereal.
It's really, really fruity. And fizzy. Girls do love it, though. I can attest from experience that it is an excellent beer for introducing girls who "don't like beer" to something other than BMC lite beers.
I certainly would never have even thought to call it a "white beer," though. It tastes like nothing else I've ever had before or want to have again. As one of the Alstrom bros said in his review, perhaps this is an "American white," but I hope not. It's not a Belgian white. Belgian white's don't taste like Trix.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2009 03:08:53 | More by redjameskidd
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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.