Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.
A: Hazy golden color with an off-white head that starts out decent, but deflates to a creamy cap. Not much in the way of lacing.
S: A bit of yeast and an almost overwhelming blueberry aroma. Light hints of lemon and coriander underneath, but it's hard to tell... those damn blueberries, man.
T: Not much of a surprise here, but certainly more pleasant than the nose. Blueberries, lemons, slight orange rind, coriander, hints of cloves perhaps, rounded off by some surprisingly fresh wheat. Absolutely no bitterness to be found here, but the finish is mostly spice which settles the sweetness a little.
M: Nothing special to be noted here. Slightly below medium-bodied with a bit of a soda-like carbonation. Flows smoothly over the tongue and drinks easy. Everything you'd expect in an introductory craft beer marketed towards more casual drinkers.
O: I've nothing overly negative to say about Sunset Wheat. Not only did it serve as a bridge into the craft world for me, but it's actually NOT bad. Artificial tasting and slightly gimmicky? You could definitely say that. Off-putting? Not quite. My family is quite the fan of Leinenkugel's offerings (as well as some beers I shan't name) and I can always find refuge in Sunset Wheat when the beers start flowing at family BBQs.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 00:41:45 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,986 ratings.