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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatLeinenkugel's Sunset Wheat
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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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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This one pours from the bottle orange hue with a large fluffy white head. Sweet wheat aroma, some honey, hay, bit of citrus. Flavor follows with a sweeter citrus, light flavor, and a finish more crisp than other wheat beers I have had. Hint of yeast and light mouthfeel overall, nice for summer. Okay wheat beer, but there are better summer options out there. Would choose this over Blue Moon without a doubt. Meh.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

had this one way too many times, it seemed like for awhile this was the only beer available that was a hint above average.

The best I can liken it to is this.

I'm allergic to chocolate. If you are like me and you go to parties, potlucks and receptions you find that nine times out of ten, the dessert menu becomes empty when you take off anything that has chocolate, except for one item... Lemon Bars.

After 3-4 years of eating lemon bars as dessert you cannot bear to look at another lemon bar. Thats how it got for me and this beer.

I use to think it had a nice lemony flavor, now I think, oh no not again.

I do however like their lipbalm of this flavor.

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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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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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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,388 ratings
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