Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
What an interesting beer. This beer pours a deep golden color with a tight white head. Its aroma distinguishes this beer. Not sure if it is artificial or not, but I detect lemon, orange, and a little bit of blueberry. The taste goes along with the aroma. There is some sourness that suggest the citrus part of the beer is natural. It is quite a refreshing summer beer. It is very drinkable, however the aftertaste leaves something to be desired. There is a hollowness, followed by a metallic flavor. Not sure why that happens, but maybe they need to add some more bittering hops to balance it out better. Overall worth trying, but I suppose some will either really like or really dislike this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2007 20:41:47 | More by zymurgy4all
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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.