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Sundown Wheat | Marshall Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States
marshallbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American wheat beer with a Belgian inspiration, Sundown Wheat aims to blend the best of two worlds. This refreshingly light beer is brewed with American wheat, two-row barley, and a touch of flaked oats. It is delicately hopped with American Sterling hops and spiced in the tradition of Belgian wit beers, using coriander and dried sweet orange peel.

Added by coldmeat23 on 06-11-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
98
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
28.02%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 98
Reviews by jeranbrews:
Photo of jeranbrews
2.33/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A - clairity has just a hint of fogginess. No head no lacing.
Color is half way between lemonaid and melted butter.

S - lemon zest. Ipa like hops.

T - citrus like lemonaid past it's expiration.

M - very loose and thin, watery.

D - overall pretty bland and uninspired.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weatherdog
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. wax capped bottle poured into a New Glarus weizen glass. A big thanks to Chris for throwing this in during a DLD trade.

After a little agitation it pours a turbid straw with a sticky white head. There was a medium to high amount of lacing on the side of the glass as the liquid level lowers.

The nose is fairly neutral wheat beer smell, the character is leaning much more towards and American wheat beer. There are some coriander and orange type smells as well as a little yeast spiciness but it's still pretty restrained.

The taste mirrors the nose mostly with a pretty neutral yeast malt taste. I'm not really getting much wit beer character and I would definitely categorize this as a American wheat beer.

The mouth feel is a little slick on the back end with medium/ high carbonation. The one great thing this beer does have going for it drinkability, which is very high and it a very nice warm weather beer.

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Photo of Werewoof
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I do like wheat beers, especially German and Belgian style ones.

The bottle is what sold me on this beer. It's a beautiful illustration of an old tree during sunset, amidst regal, golden colors. Looks more expensive than it is, locally. (I drank this straight from the bottle, as I do every beer. I have no word on the pour, but I'm sure you won't be arrested if you try.)

It certainly smells like a wheat beer. Fresh, citrusy, maybe even grapey notes, the latter being my first guess before I knew it contained orange peel.

The first sip is usually the best, and it certainly was here. The taste is nice, light, and refreshing, even warm. It reminds me of the fading of summer to the chill of fall, that golden change that comes this time of year. Another surprise is its sweet intro: a fruity, floral kind, like a rose is, and not a sugary sweet. It has a light mouthfeel with a slightly acidic tang to it. The first flavor that came to mind was grape or muscadine(?), but upon further tasting, I can definitely detect some slight and well balanced coriander with it. I do find that it's a little hard to tell that there's even orange peel in there by taste alone.

I'll also add that, while I was thinking this would sit among my new favorites for wheat beers, the taste unfortunately tends to plateau after a while, and the excitement of the first, incontextual taste fades with each sip, meaning it's still a refreshing drink for a nearly 5% ABV, but it stops being exciting after a while. I will say, though, it is quite nearly a "satisfying" drink, in that it doesn't behave in the manner of potato chips. It's very close.

It really is a nice beer, and a great one for the coming season. It reminds of something that could be served during Thanksgiving, or the weeks leading up to Halloween, perhaps.

8.5/10

An autumnal surprise, for sure.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a clear, plastic cup from an undated bottle. Translucent straw color with a barely there head that recedes quickly and doesn't leave lacing. Aroma of grass and subtle hops that doesn't really stand out. Taste reads like a basic hoppy wheat. Hits of wheat and light citrus hit before a slightly spiced hop finish. Light body and medium-light carbonation with no aftertastes.
It's a completely unoffensive wheat beer. Not enough hops or citrus to "pop". It's a harmless lawnmower beer that is crisp and crushable. Kinda generic for the style but nothing is wrong with it.

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Photo of BC65
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pastramionrye7
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Mbpike
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours honey/amber with 1+ finger of beige head. Zero head retention or lacing, slight hazing at the bottom of the bottle

S: Slight breadyness & some citrus

T: Breadyness, white pepper & orange peel up front. Slight hints of caramel mix with grainyness, plus hints of tangerine as this warms. Finishes slightly bready, with white pepper & a kiss of coriander, almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, balances nice

This went down very easy, more of an American wheat IMO, but very quenching & interesting enough I'll add this to the summer rotation, This is my favorite from these guys as bottled offerings go...

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Beertracker
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Commercial Description: An American wheat beer with a Belgian inspiration, Sundown Wheat aims to blend the best of two worlds. This refreshingly light beer is brewed with American wheat, two-row barley, and a touch of flaked oats. It is delicately hopped with American Sterling hops and spiced in the tradition of Belgian witbiers, using coriander and dried sweet orange peel. The flavors coalesce into a complex but easy-drinking beer that pairs great with salads, vinaigrettes, sushi, Mexican and Thai dishes, mild fish such as sole or halibut, and goat's milk or young, soft-ripened cheeses.

Available Packages: 50L (13.2USG) Keg; 1/6 bbl (5.16USG) keg. Coming soon: 4/6/12 & 12/22fl.oz. NR bottles. IBU = 12; ABV = 4.7%

Marshall's Sundown Wheat pours up with a light carbonation that creates a moderate whitish head that tops the hazy, saffron-goldenrod colored body. The floral, herbal (lemon verbena, rose hips) aroma shows some fruitiness (apricot, lemongrass, sweet orange peel) and light spiciness (black peppercorn, coriander). The lingering sweet, graininess slightly overpowers the hops & spices in the end. Lightly phenolic with no diacetyl or other off-flavors. The fruity flavor starts off a bit cloying with a pleasant herbal, spicy bitterness that eventually lends balance to create a pleasant, unobtrusive finish. Medium-light body, creamy texture, but needs a bit more carbonation. This easy drinking, unfiltered American-Belgo Wheat makes for an easy drinking beer to enjoy when the hot sun goes down over Oklahoma. Here's to the Marshall Bros & their hybrid Sundown Wheat!

CHEERS! Beertracker

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this at Brookshire's grocery on North West Avenue in El Dorado, Arkansas. Glad to see great regional effort in craft brewing distribution. Thanks a ton to Brookshire's for getting on board with craft beer! Pours out to a thin sudsy white head that falls to a scant ring of foam. Color is hazy pale yellow-gold. Aroma is spicy hops, wheat and pale malt and a touch of coriander. Flavor is in line with the aromas, delicate and balanced and very clean. Mouthfeel is hydrating, cool and bubbly and very much a crafty lawnmower summer session brew. Overall, this beer presents itself with an A+ effort for technical cleanliness, and good marks all around for flavor balance and what Bud Light calls "drinkability". It just is not very impressive in the glass, but if you asked Stevie Wonder...

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Photo of goochpunch
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold body with thin head. Aroma: citrus, spice and grain. Light flavors of grain, citrus, coriander with a clean finish. Body is light, crisp, effervescent. Solid.

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Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TexIndy
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz wax dipped bottle into a pint glass. No dating info but the store had just started carrying it. Picked it up in OK while visiting the in-laws. Was surprised to find out this is the 1st OK beer that I've reviewed after 15 years of visits. Anyway. It was a slightly hazy golden color with some carb streams but no lacing. It took a hard pour to get the head going and then it ended up being a good sized but short lived leaving nothing.

The aroma was a bit weak. Definitely could tell the blending of the APWA and witbier styles. Orange and corriander from the wit and watered down from the APWA. What was there was good but really hard to swirl it to get the aroma going. The taste followed the aroma. Good wit base but was watered down. It was very drinkable but didn't have a ton of flavor. Find myself downing it without really thinking about it. So goes down easy but doesn't really scream drink another...unless I'm just wanting to drink some beer to quench the thirst and don't really care if a lot of flavor. Mouthfeel was watery.

Overall, a decent beer that I'd probably drink again if I found it on tap and it was this or BMC. Recommend if you can easily get or if you are looking for an Oklahoma beer to knock off your try one from each state list.

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Photo of AlanJohnson
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of PEBKAC
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well that was about the easiest wax cap I've ever encountered.

A little taste of Oklahoma thanks to russpowell. Kept in the fridge ever since. :)

Poured into a lush-sized tulip. Bottle pop was less the subtle. The pour spritzed like soda. A long, but thin off-white/ashy head comes & goes, leaving the beer naked & looking flat. A lightly steeped tea colored body, just slightly murky.

Initial smell is peppery wheat & apple, followed by a good bit of lemon, & then honey. The end of it is consumed in a macerated gas of leaves & twigs sprinkled with a little coriander. Smells a little big for 4.7%.

Taste is initially hampered by the intense carbonation. Salty wheat, & very doughy(but lacking in body). Mild, muddled spices, menthol & copper sort of hop effect, & some lingering yeasty bread on the finish. Feels lagered.

The prickly carbonation grew on me, but the menthol wore out it's welcome early, & there just wasn't too much to focus on in total. Burps up like 7-UP... I think American-styled wheat beers are very spotty, but at the same time, I don't think I've ever turned one down. ;)

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Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BobArmstrong
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer but more on the bland side

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Photo of B-Land
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeezLynn
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle labeled with a spooky, barren tree/fall scene. Very cool.

A: Aggressive pour yields a nice white head over an attractive shade of golden yellow. High clarity for a wheat.

S: Floral Belgian yeast, white pepper, and a little wheat aroma. Slightly sour lemon is also apparent.

T: Heavy wheat flavor, with some low-key grassy hops and the slightest bit of lemon. Pretty straight forward wheat, without much depth of flavors. Finish is short with a slight sour nip.

M: Good body for style, well-carbonated, and about as dry as you'll find in this style.

This is a pretty no-frills wheat beer. Not too complex but it's clean and well-done. Very easy to drink and you can have quite a few at this ABV %.

Thanks to Chris for the opportunity.

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Photo of stumac
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Lwkerr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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