Sunshine Wheat Beer | New Belgium Brewing

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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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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 fl oz can served in a pint glass, reviewed live -

A - presents a pale, transparent, straw golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Mediocre at best.

S - crisp wheat, spice. Honey and subtle citrus. Really mild in strength, put pleasant.

T - lemon grass over a pale barley and wheat foundation. The lemon is the most prevailing flavor in an otherwise watery beer. Weak.

M - entirely too smooth and wet for a wheat.

D - an easy drinker, but not one is have again.

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

Appearance: Sunshine is a good name, this beer has a powerful golden yellow color that is only interrupted by a slight haziness, otherwise it is very clear. When poured into a five ounce glass it produced a very minuscule amount of fine bubbled foam that vanished immediately.

Smell: A wonderful blend of the spices and a hint of orange peel hit the nose, a very pleasant aroma that hits the nose quite abruptly.

Taste: Unlike most wheat ales, this one is much more focused on the spice than the citrus, which brings up good and bad points. This beer does taste significantly different that some other ales I have had of the style. However, this beer also is much more one-sided than other beers of this style. It is very drinkable, but does not amaze you, it just pleases you. There is very little hop character and no sweetness to help round anything out, it lacks depth.

Mouthfeel: Very well carbonated, does not help add balance to the beer though, sort of adds to its already one-sided approach.

Overall: A very drinkable beer, and it has some flavor to make it appealing. However, with so many other more complex beers out there, it does come off as quite one-sided. All in all, the good points cancel out the bad points and you get a decent wheat ale.

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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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