ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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ÃœberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer)ÃœberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer)

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tribute to the dynamic energy of the summer. Brewed with 2-row pale malt, wheat malt. Hopped with Centennial, dry-hopped with more of the same.

Added by shirfan on 07-13-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm sold on this brew one of the best offerings I've tried this summer for sure it's so solid all around if you love the Hop Sun then this is your beer because it completes what hoppy wheat beers set out to do. Aroma is big golden sunburst clouded and unfiltered as all hell large frothy creamy cloudy white head forms thick and billows above the rim of my glass slowly dwindling down to a collar of lace that sticks to the glass with each sip and forms evenly. Aroma is heaven bringing the beloved Centennial hop out to play I get loads of sugary grapefruit citrus zest effects with herbal grassy highlights what a great mix of course typical sharp citrus wheat content adds another dimension. Flavor upfront candy coated hop bursts with the sugar coated grapefruit sensation really attacking the palate alcohol mingles a bit in th mix but really more hop aspects deliver with herbal fresh cut grass strong assertive bitterness with the sharp wheat citrus contents going to tone refreshing and big a the same time friggin' Uber mang. Mouthfeel is creamy carbonation flows evenly with enough to tickle the nose hairs resinous hop oils streak here making the hop flavor stay with you . Drinkability is solid all day will induce beer cravings after I split the bottle with my friend I voted that we have another limited distribution in the Burgh make an effort to track this one down.

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Photo of JAramini
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I enjoy many of the Southern Tier big beers so I was excited to discover what they call an "Imperial Summer Wheat." That's a style you don't see too often... or ever.

The beer pours a lovely gold and leaves decent lacing.

The smell and taste show off show a bit of wheat, overshadowed by a strong hop character. The hoppiness is somewhere between an American Pale Ale and an IPA. The interplay of the wheat and hops is nice. The hops seem more pronounced than the wheat though.

The beer is extremely creamy and smooth. The mouthfeel is rich and luxurious. but still refreshing.

Drinkability is almost dangerously high. The beer goes down so easily that it's easy to forget the 8% alcohol until you've drank the entire bomber and the alcohol hits you.

You're unlikely to encounter another "imperial summer wheat" any time soon, so I would definitely recommend checking out this unique, well-crafted offering from Southern Tier.

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Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear yellowish / light orange color sporting a 3" head that lasted quite a while. Nice lace developed during the session.

Smell: grass and a piney hop bitterness was bold and enjoyable on the nose.

Taste: strong wheat / malty base lays the foundation here. Pine hop bitterness, lemon zest, and a general grassiness is wrapped in a warming alcoholic blanket. Great kicked up version of the Hop Sun.

Mouthfeel: heavier in body for a wheat beer. Lightly dry and crisp throughout. Despite the big flavors, the aftertaste was brief.

Drinkability: despite the higher alcohol levels, I found this to be quite easy to consume. Great beer worth giving a shot - an amped up version of STBC's summer beer.

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Photo of robrobrob
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big fan of Hop Sun, I was excited to read about this beer's release in the forums. I got a bomber from Consumer's in Orchard Park and drank it on a hot day. It came out golden amber, not a touch of haze, in the glass with a frothy head that lingered surprisingly long. The smell was clean and piney, American hoppy with summery grassy notes; like the Hop Sun: sunshine in a bottle. Taste was also very clean and crisp, hoppy and piney, but not bitter at all. Just traces of wheatiness in this one, it is present but certainly not the predominant flavor. The alcohol just shows up in swallowing, slightly more noticeable than the 4.3% Hop Sun. Clean is the name of the game in mouthfeel too, not heavy or thick, the Uber Sun is great and refreshing, it goes down really easily for an imperial, I could see myself swilling these at a barbeque or tailgate no problem.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The newest of the ST Imperial series basicly a beefed up Hop Sun wich is very nice beer in its own right.Poured a clear light golden with a large fluffy white head left a broken ring of lace as it settled very slowly,Ahh...hop beautiful hop in the nose fresh mown grass,pine,and light citrus just very fresh smelling.Hops are not as big flavor wise though but there is enough of a presence to make it enjoyable,lightly sweet and juicy,lightly toasted with light grassy and herbal notes,way way to easy to drink with a light to medium mouthfeel.The alcohol is very well hidden just a tad of sweetness,great aromas a slight flavor let down but still a really good beer in itself.

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Photo of shirfan
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed as an "Imperial Summer Wheat Beer", a new release based on Hop Sun, but bigger.

Pours clear dark gold with a quickly fading head.

Aroma is a good balance of citrus hops, slight grassy tones, and fresh, whole-grain wheat bread.

Taste is big on hops as is the norm for Southern Tier. More grapefruit, a bit of pepper, mild pine. The bottle states that Uber Sun uses only centennial both in the kettle and for dry hopping. Moderate bitterness, some mild alcohol heat, yet light and smooth in body. Think crisp american wheat beer (but big), not spicy wit nor yeasty hefe.

Not the best choice for a summer session beer due to the high ABV, but it does highlight the flavors of the style especially well. Another far-too-drinkable-for-its-size addition to Southern Tier's allready excellent lineup.

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ÜberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 256 ratings