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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
Ranking:
#37,665
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
103
pDev:
16.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Bierlerner
4.6/5  rDev +28.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of armock
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
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 +23.2%
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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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
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 +20.4%
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 +17.6%
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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4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
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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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
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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3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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