Sunset Wheat
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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From:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #257
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
77
Ranked #27,225
Avg:
3.38 | pDev: 20.41%
Reviews:
918
Ratings:
2,446
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2024
Added:
Mar 16, 2006
Wants:
  61
Gots:
  444
Belgian Wit in style, but brewed with a lager yeast strain and a top-note of blueberry added (info directly from the Leinenkugel Bros).
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Rated by Idunk

2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Strong fruit smell and taste. Did not like. Nothing like Boulevard wheat which is actually good.
Jan 18, 2024
 
 
Rated: 3.69 by TreyJ88

Nov 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.87 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours hazy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of bright fruit, not much wheat. Tastes of very fake fruit with some wheat. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a slightly below average beer.
May 14, 2023
 
Rated: 1.06 by Hj7237 from Wisconsin

Apr 12, 2023
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can into Imperial Pint
Look: Hazy gold yellow pouring a 2 finger head which dissipated into a thin cap
Smell: Blue berry muffin with a spritz of orange zest
Taste: Whole wheat blueberry muffin with a hint of orange. Smooth finish with a orangey malt aftertaste
Feel: Light-med body, silky texture with gentle carbonation
Overall: Smells just like it tastes. Good brew
Apr 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours out of the can a slightly hazy gold with a finger of head with minimal lacing. Smells obviously of blueberries and specifically fruity pebbles cereal. Tastes crisp and fruity as well but not as comical as the smell.
Jan 08, 2023
 
Rated: 3.9 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Ricochet from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
L: Cloudy, light amber. Nice head, fizzy with lasting lace
S: Did someone spray blueberry air freshener? Blueberry from three feet away and close in an orange peel and a bit of the Trix cereal.
F: A little foamy cream with slightly bitter wash. Mostly water/light.
T: Blueberry is the strongest flavor but not overly so. Gotta be orange or tangerine but with the corn backbone and a slight bit of licorice.
O: Found this at my bar and then bought a twelve. I like this as a switch from light beers or most adjunct beers. I'll get it again if they bring it back next year.
Dec 17, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.69 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Oct 17, 2022
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Rated by Comradepayne420 from Kentucky

4.51/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Gorgeously designed can. Crushed this after working a double shift serving at Olive Garden, its a great beer to unwind with
Oct 15, 2022
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Rated by egthedrinker

3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
It wasn’t bad but it was weird.
Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
notes as written 09/21/2022:
nearly opaque yellowish amber body, short half finger head, notes of orange peel(?), blueberry front, smooth, slightly dry on the palate, citrus aftertaste which continues to dry, light on the aroma, but non offensive, easy to drink
Sep 22, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a deep hazy orange, (40% clarity), with a moderate foamy white head. SRM of 9. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas of blueberries upfront. Some blueberry and peach pie. Hints of tropical orange citrus underneath. Wheat on the finish. (3.75)

Flavor: Strong flavors of blueberries, Fruity Pebbles, and tropical fruit upfront. Bread, wheat in the middle. Juicy, slightly sweet finish. (4.00)

Feel: Heavier bodied. Strong carbonation. Full mouthfeel. Leans sweet. (4.00)

Compared to Allagash White 8/16/22: Pours a darker color. Stronger aromas. More blueberry and pie. Less Belgian spice and wheat.

Overall: A flavorful blueberry wheat and drinks as described. A lot of Fruity Pebble flavors here. Leans slightly sweet, but not a bad quality here. Nice for late summer early fall. Usually not a fan of Leinenkugel's or fruity beer, but this one was better than most other of their offerings. (Rating: 3.88+)
Aug 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.97 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 16, 2022
Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 2446 ratings