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
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
95
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
24.93%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 95
Photo of TexIndy
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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