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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Peace Tree pint.

A: Pours a cloudy, pale orange color with a thin, off-white head. Some retention and lace. Nice carbonation, but a few dark brown floaties detract from the appearance.

S: Some sweet malt, a bit of banana and blueberry.

T: A little lemon up front, fades to sweet wheat and then the blueberry comes on the finish. Not bad, but kind of homogenized and lackluster.

M: Fairly light with a little cream but mostly soda-like.

O: Not bad, but not all that good, either. This one showed up in my fridge after a party, so I thought I would try it out. Not one I would plan to buy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy straw colour, with a pillowy white head that takes it's time dissipating, and leaves decent lacing down the sides.
Putting the glass to my nose, the first thing that jumps out at me is, 'holy shit, is that ANICE?' Next up are some other spices, there's a hint of coriander, and then kind of a mishmash of sweet fruit flavours layered around a wheat backbone.
The taste follows suit, with a certain twinge of citrus and I can definitely identify blueberries in there somewhere.
It's better at first pour, I got a phonecall halfway through the beer and when I came back it had mellowed into a less enjoyable flavour/consistency, more of that fruity pebbles test that I've seen mentioned.
Overall, if you try it fresh, it's pretty good. unexpected in some ways, but certainly drinkable. Don't let it sit too long or it starts to lose some of its appeal (though I feel like that's not necessarily unique to this beer). Check it out, especially if it's cheap. It might surprise you

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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 2,383 ratings.
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