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Sunshine Wheat Beer | New Belgium Brewing

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Sunshine Wheat BeerSunshine Wheat Beer
890 Ratings
Sunshine Wheat BeerSunshine Wheat Beer

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU - 14
Hops - Target
Malts - Pale, Carapils, Wheat
OG - 13.4
Fruits/Spice - Orange Peel, Coriander

Added by kbub6f on 04-28-2002

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a creamy but thin white head and hazy pale yellow color. Aroma is strong coriander and citrus with some grainy wheat blended in. Flavor corresponds to aroma with orange, pepper, lemon and dry wheat and biscuity "New Belgium" malt flavors. No discernible hop character. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall this is a delicious beer that I hope to have more of this summer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint.

Appearance: Light straw with very thin head and no lacing. Almost has a grayish cast.

Smell: Mostly wheat, some light orange and coriander.

Taste: Strong wheat taste, with almost artificial orange. Light coriander on the finish as well as a wheaty "beer" aftertaste.

Feel: Not as crisp or effervescent as the light body should deliver. Poor off-dry finish.

Overall: New Belgium got rid of Mothership Wit and kept this shit? Seriously?

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer has a very citrusy look, retaining a slightly golden-orange color, albeit cloudy as are most wheat beers. It retained about a 1 inch head.

Smell: The smell was contained a very light wheat smell that was very pleasant to the senses.

Taste: The taste was dominated by wheat and citrus.

Mouthfeel: This beer had a very light feel and is a perfect summer beer to drink on hot summer days. It wasn't too thick, but wasn't watered down either.

Overall: I enjoyed drinking this beer. It is perfect for drinking all day, and if it was a little lower in alcohol content, would make a perfect session beer if based on the tasting experience alone.

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Sunshine Wheat Beer from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 890 ratings
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