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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Wit in style, but brewed with a lager yeast strain and a top-note of blueberry added (info directly from the Leinenkugel Bros).

Added by jj21 on 03-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,927
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
2,387
pDev:
20.47%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
433
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,387 |  Reviews: 909
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3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detgfrsh
3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 12oz bottle marked Nov 13 2017. Pours a light cloudy orange with a finger of white head. Strong blueberry smell, as soon as I opened the bottle. Slick feel. Taste is wheat and blueberries. A bit artificial somehow. I could see this being decent outdoors on a hot day, but it's not really a sipping beer.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a murky orange gold color with a large white head. The aroma is full of fruit, spice and some caramel. The taste is wheat with some fruit nicely blended in.

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Photo of Wit123
3.77/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, if you're into blueberries. Refreshing especially in summer.

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Photo of Brew_ski
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jamiedawson1969
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No beer snob here,but this is one of my top ten beers ever.All around enjoyable !!!

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Photo of mpolewan
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Danmullens1
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Aroma is very fruity--pineapple especially. Hazy gold color, little head, moderate lacing. Taste is almost as fruity as the aroma--pineapple, lemon, wheaty taste. Medium-bodied. Pretty decent wheat beer.

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4.86/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is exceptional. This is hands down the best beer I have ever had. It provides a delicious, malty sweetness and a powerful citrusy aftertaste. This beer is not bitter at all so if you're looking for that this isn't the beer for you but if you want something sweet and delicious, this is the beer for you.

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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.28/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TRStinson
4.07/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You'll hear the term "Fruity Pebbles" a lot with this beer. If the thought of a beer having a Fruity Pebbles-like aftertaste is appealing to you, try this beer! You'll probably like it! If that same thought appalls you, steer clear of this one. Maybe there is a vegan beer that might be better suited for you! :)

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Photo of JBrasca
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very refreshing and wets your palette! Has a light yellow haze color with a thin white cap; smells very sweet and fruity; has your expected wheat flavor, very citrusy, almost too fruity, with very little carbonation, and a little spicy note with the blueberry somewhat masked by a clash of fruit flavor; it is very refreshing and highly recommended for a hot summer day in South Carolina. Not the best flavor profile, taste, look or smell, but is very smooth and quenches your thirst!

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3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timc32
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Big_Thirsty
3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alemmer91
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerguy04
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark golden yellow with a finger width white head. Has a citrus smell to it. Taste is liquidfied fruity pebbles cereal. Mouthfeel is watery and thin. Overall, like most Leine's beers there ok for a summer drink.

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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,387 ratings
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