Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by stockingcpl:
3.93/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: This brew pours with a restrained tight head. Brew color is a nice hazy hefeweise appearance with an "apple cider" honey color. Not bad.
Smell: Sweet citrus. Orange. Minor malt and some yeast detected during aroma sustain. Very crisp and nice. Good job.
Taste: Flavor is somewhat restrained. There is a bready/yeast flavor that fights with citrus for presence on the tongue. Malt is restrained. This is a good summer beer. I do not understand some of the previous posts that mention berries. There is little to no berry presence. It is possible that there has been a reformulation since they now have a specific berry wheat selection. This is definitely a "hot summer day" brew.
Mouthfeel: The citrus flavors are a little muddled. Flavor definition is not very sharp. Palate clears well. Not bad.
Drinkability: Moderately light...certainly for a wheat/wit this is light. Excellent for hot summer afternoons on the porch.
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On second thought, perhaps there is a very minor berry presence. It is, however, very reserved and definitely is in the background. The flavor profile is definitely citrus and bread/yeast.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2009 13:55:38 | More by stockingcpl
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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
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