Sundown Wheat | Marshall Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Marshall Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States | website

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
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33
Ratings:
95
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
24.93%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 95
Photo of Bierlerner
4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Out of a bomber and into a glass

A - Poured a hazy yellow-orange color. Very bubbly. Not much head or lacing.

S - Lots of citrus and malts

T - excellent taste, with a citrus pop and banana undertone to it.

M - medium to light body. Lots of carbonation, but not overwhelming. Nice crisp feel.

D - This is an excellent wheat beer. I can drink one after the other in the heat of the summer. Well done.

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Photo of armock
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheaty malt spices and citrus scents

T - Follows the nose with a wonderful taste of wheat malt citrus and spice

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This was an excellent wheat beer supper easy to drink with a great taste I could drink this beer all day during the summer worth getting to try

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Photo of PrairiePenguin
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this beer on tap and it was billed as an American style Belgium White and I think it lived up to that billing. It poured a clearish golden color with a nice head. The overall taste was a nice crisp sweet taste, that left a nice aftertaste. When I'm need a lighter beer, I'll generally go grab a Sundown Wheat

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Photo of Werewoof
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
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 champ103
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another thanks to armock for sharing this bottle with me and a couple other BA friends.

A: Pours a cloudy orange/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Wheat and spicy aromas up front. There is a coriander and peppery aroma. Some orange and lemon aromas as well.
T: Sweet malt up front with lots of spices. Coriander is most prevalent. Orange peal and some apple skins. Some vanilla as well.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp and dry. Smooth and refreshing to drink. I can quaff this all day.

An excellent Witbier. The spices are great, and add a dimension of complexity, though it does not overpower the senses at all. Something I highly recommend.

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Photo of ryan58813
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great wheat beer. Serve cold-not cool. Be careful to not let this Sundown Wheat out in sunlight (no pun intended) for too long at all. Very easily can have the ruined famous 'banana' taste. Fresh on the tap it's a great summer beer. Small fruity bite paired with a nice rich wheat heavier taste-blends well to a very balanced wheat.

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Photo of stephens101
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a virtually undying fluffy, meringue-like white head. Smell is promising with prominent notes of lemon, banana, and coriander with some sweet malt in the end. Tastes involves big notes of coriander and allspice followed by a bit of malt graininess, bananas, oranges, and dried orange peel. Goes down super easy with a creamy, light-to-medium mouth-feel. This is a criminally underrated, highly drinkable and complex American wheat.

**updated 11/11/10 **

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Photo of coldmeat23
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I stopped by McNellie's Public House today and tried a couple of the new brews from Marshall Brewing, the first brewery in Tulsa since 1940(!). They make a third (IPA), but McNellie's was out of it. I'll try again in a day or two.
I will say that I believe that they serve the beers too cold, but I still enjoyed tasting them.

GLASS: Marshall Brewing Pint Glass
TEMP: Approx 35 degrees (Cold!)

This was a very appealing clear golden color with a light orange hue to it. Very nice for an americanized wheat beer. The color of an autumn sunset in a glass. It had a minimal head and almost no lacing.

Light sweet malts mingle with earthy hoppiness. There are cirus and floral scents peeking through. I'm sure that these would be more pronounced at a warmer temp.

Bright citrus flavors hit first. Orange and lemon dominating. Mixed in with a bit of sweet malt flavor and some light hops for just a tiny bite of bitterness. It's a nice balance.

In the mouth it is light and crisp. Nice and very refreshing. Mild carbonation.

This is very easy to drink and will make a great summer quencher. I plan to drink many of these in the future.

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Photo of JEdmund
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance
Copper-tinged orange and slightly hazy with a good fluffy head

Smell
Citric and fruity, not especially yeasty in the typical wheat beer way

Taste & Mouthfeel
The dried orange peel and coriander used in this really define the flavor, leaving the wheat to play a minor role; I really enjoyed the sour fruitiness and the minimal banana esters; very crisp, light, and refreshing; maybe not as soft as a wheat should be, but it didn't detract

Overall
I don't buy wheat beers often, but I would definitely seek this out again in the future. I'd recommend it to new craft beer drinkers as well as those familiar with beer and seeking something a bit different.

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Photo of tronester
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of yeast and spices. Taste is wheaty, peppery, and fruity, with a nice bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, high, but soft carbonation. Drinkability is nice, this is perhaps not the most authentic Witbier, but it is a solid great tasting beer overall.

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Photo of SudNut
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a waxed toped bomber, golden slightly murky appearance with a decent head. Seemed to be a little low on the carbonation as the head dissipates quickly. Citrus orange smell w/ some hops to back it up. Nice taste a little hopy for this style but still good. The hops tended to overpower the citrus spice notes. I would drink another given the opportunity. Solid beer.

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Photo of weatherdog
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Riggo
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light orange to golden color. Thin cap of creamy head.

Smells very lightly Belgian--yeast, spices--but mostly of oranges and honey.

Taste is light. Some orange and grain (wheat? oats?) in middle balanced with a faint minty hop character and a yeasty fiinish.

Mouthfeel is smooth thought perhaps a little thin in body. Certainly drinkable in terms of going down easy but not as much in terms of excitement.

I love witbiers but I don't love the American wheat style. This beer definitely accomplishes its aim according to the brewer--a melding of these two styles. It does that quite well. You get some witbier orangey/Belgian elements but only in restrained way and you get a light body. A nice beer, but a little too restrained for my tastes. Much more excited about Eric's other beers but this one is more of a crowd pleaser. On that score it does its job very well.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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 Tone
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, golden/straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, slight hop, lemon, floral aromas, spices (coriander and clove?), and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of spices, wheat, hint of sweet malt, slight hop, and hint of pale malt. Overall, weak appearance for a wheat, but the aroma, body, and blend, were above average.

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Photo of rye726
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking wax topped bottle. Pours a hazed oaky color with a beige head that settles to a thin cover. Nose has wheat malts, tropical fruits, spices, and honey. Flavors of citrus fruits, wheat malt and summer spices. Crisp body well carbonated. Nicely balanced wheat beer.

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Photo of Beertracker
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
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 estlinska
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a shaker. Pours a pale golden, quite hazy with minimal head. Not a lot of lacing. Spicy lemon nose with coriander. Taste is lots of subtle spices, lemon peel. Palate is fizzy and crisp. Overall a pleasant, standard wheat. Very refreshing for a summer day on a patio with friends.

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Photo of donspublic
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much to look at as far as wheats go. But real crisp, good drinkable beer. Feels real good on the palette. I would happily drink this with a meal. Solid effort

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Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
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 GeezLynn
3.65/5  rDev 0%
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 chocosushi
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml->Chimay Tulip
A ~ Pours sunset orange with cream-colored head.

S ~ Pretty vibrant nose of berries, apples & a bit of pear. There's an odd oak/cask aroma that reminds me of Oud Bruin

T ~ Lactobacillus, Apple-cider vinegar, Lemons, Wet bread, Coriander...wheat flavor is very dry. Again, this is like some sort of Flanders ale. Tons of underripe fruit.

M ~ Very tart, akin to Oud Bruin. Semi thin mouthfeel with a bit of malty cloy.

D ~ This must have been sitting for a minute, but honestly the sour-notes that arose from being bottled so long actually worked for me. If it hadn't been a wheat beer with coriander, It probably would have been a different story. Drank the whole bomber with no signs of sickness. Kudos to Marshall for making a beer that tastes great even after "going bad." Did not expect to have a sour, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

*I must add that this was from a waxed bomber, which haven't been in production for over a year now. A fresh six pack will have a completely different flavor.*

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Hazy straw yellow. White head that recedes rapidly. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Orange peels, wheat, yellow cake.

Taste: Starts with peppery spices then goes into orange, cinnamon, wheat. Gingery finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: A nice subtly spiced beer that would go good with a meal.

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Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a high level of carbonation. It had a one-finger, white head of very bubbly foam that left minimal lace.

S - It smelled of lemon zest and some cracked wheat. Not strong but not flat either.

T - Nice wheat flavor with a touch of yeasty spice. Some lemon bite adds some zip.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty nice witbier. I'm looking forward to trying more from Marshall.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company
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