Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatLeinenkugel's Sunset Wheat

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark straw color with a finger of head that has no retention. The nose is of fresh berries. The taste of blueberries dominates, but this offering finishes quite dry nevertheless.

This is a very solid offering from a brewery that produces good, but not great beers.

Bonus that this offering is union made by my brothers and sisters in the UAW.

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3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy yellow color, produced a below average white head, retention is above average and does leave some lacing behind. The aroma consists of sour lemons. Medium in body, this Witbier has a flavor of bitter lemons, wheat and more LeMONS! I guess this would be a decent gateway beer, but there are so many better Witbier's in the market that I wouldn't waste my time with this. Prost!

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Poured a hazy yellow brown color with an inch of white foam. Head dissipated quickly and left a small amount of watery lacing. Little to no carbonation

Smell - Very sweet and fruity. Lemon/blueberry scent with a distinct aroma that reminds me of Fruity Pebbles breakfast cereal.

Taste - Initial bite of blueberry citrus and wheat, but transitioned into a fruity flavor (again, I can't help but thinking Fruity Pebbles cereal). Extremely crisp and bubbly for a witbier. Definitely different than most witbiers I've tried.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light body with a crisp tangy feeling on the palate.

Overall - Very unique flavored witbier that is light and crisp with a lot of ester flavors. Too fruity for me to drink regularly, but definitely a change of pace. Very drinkable. An above average witbier.

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

Poured from amber bottle to a pint glass. Cloudy honey color with little white head that quickly disappears with no lacing observed.
Had an apricot jam yesterday and this smells like an apricot jam. Grassy smell as well.
Taste develops in layers that begin with apricot taste and sweetness that develops into a lemony tart taste and a slow finish with a lingering bitterness.
Fresh taste with lots of carbonation that sizzles on the tongue. Creamy texture.
Overall an interesting taste and a local beer that I would drink again but not frequently. I will look for this on tap. Shout out and best regards to the Leinenkugel family and their brewers.

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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,378 ratings.
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