Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.39/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a tainted copper color with peachy, golden highlights - inevitable witbier haze throughout, capped off with a frothy, almost-creamy white head that settles shortly after the pour and deposits trace amounts of lacing on the glass. Surprisingly aromatic, nice combination of light spices, wheat, and a collection of fruitiness. Lemon zest and orange peels are the most prominent, but I feel like there's some other kind of berry in there. To be completely honest, the aroma draws a striking resemblance to a big bowl of Fruity Pebbles. The dry wheat aroma settles things down a bit. Not getting much of a hop profile, if any, from the nose.
The taste draws from that same fruitiness; lemon and orange zest, again, some type of unidentifiable berry. The spice comes out a bit more, side by side with the bread-filled, wheat laced backbone. Some slightly floral and delicate perfumey aromas and tastes start to jump out - not sure if it's from the hops or from some of the spices used. Wheat stays strong despite the fruit onslaught. Maybe it's just my nose tricking me, but I even get a subtle taste of Fruity Pebbles as well. I'm telling you, try this one and tell me it doesn't smell/taste like Fruity Pebbles. Overall a bit watery at times, it wouldn't hurt to be amped up a bit in terms of robustness and/or flavor, but then again, I guess that's not what you expect from a Leinie wheat beer. Pretty thin body, medium-high amount of carbonation gives it a tight, crispy snap.
This one holds a special place in my heart because it was the first "craft" beer (albeit possible faux craft, but that's beside the point) I ever had, and it was long before my actual endeavor into craft beers. My friends and I used to go to the store and pick up a few six packs of Sunset Wheat and play video games all night. Those were the days. Upon revisiting, I'm definitely not nearly as infatuated with this brew as I once was, but it's not a bad beer at all. Still remains sessionable and nice for a summertime cool-down.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2013 21:02:17 | More by tectactoe
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3.21/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours a murky brownish yellow color, smells of wheat citric coriander and blueberry. It really does taste like fruity pebbles, with a wheat kick at the end.
This is one of those beers that serves a purpose, it's a great fruity beer for summer time. I would never drink it otherwise, but it makes a perfect campfire beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2014 21:19:34 | More by Treyliff
5/5 rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Love this beer. I'm a big fan of all of Leinenkugel's seasonals though. When smelling and tasting the sunset wheat, it resembles fruit loops in my opinion. I could easily drink a six pack of this in a short period of time, and I have. Definitely give this a try if you like fruity tasting beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 02:43:09 | More by teddybear60
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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