Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by roblowther:
3.28/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Never heard of this one but they seem to do a lot of brewing. It pours a cloudy golden color, with a thin head that leaves a bit of lacing. The smell is all blueberries. Blueberry muffins, really. Sort of a blueberry and butter combo. Sugar is everywhere here. The taste follows suit, you feel like you're drinking a muffin. Blueberries dominate with a little orange peel to remind you that its a wheat (with, is that what we're going for?) beer. Mouthfeel is silky, with a medium body. Drinkability is good, would be better if I had this on a hot summer day. The tart finish balances the sweet start nicely. Not bad, but probably best as an intro for your friends who "don't like beer".
addendum - I've just been reading other reviews of this beer (I never do that before I review). Am I nuts? Does no one else get blueberry muffins out of this thing? You have GOT to be kidding me! I mean in a blind smell test I couldn't tell the difference between this beer and a muffin if you put a gun to my head. Maybe I've got a very unusual brain tumor...
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2007 00:57:58 | More by roblowther
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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 1,995 ratings.