Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Sunset WheatLeinenkugel's Sunset Wheat
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:
#43,934
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
2,394
pDev:
20.47%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
435
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Photo of Gkruszewski
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
2.81/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdman56
4.21/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of invalid665
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Muss42
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almarazcvn65
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not too shabby....whats next?

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Photo of fredmugs
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of varian7
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of corywalston
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

This is one of my favorite beers, which is a little odd for me as I'm generally a fan of stouts and porters. A Belgian Witbier, but with fruity overtones. I also seem to detect an aroma of pine forest in the head. It was my go-to beer when I lived in the south, especially for hot summer days; in Washington I can't seem to find it anywhere and had to brew my own from a clone kit.

It pairs great with Rosemary in a beef pie, by the way.

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Photo of singletary
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours a cloudy orange haze with a strong smell of citrus. The taste is sweet with a fresh citrusy feel. A nice wheat beer for the summer, some may think to sweet but I felt for a hot humid Mississippi afternoon it was perfect.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasthrowed
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky orange gold color with a large white head. The aroma is full of fruit, spice and some caramel. The taste is big on wheat with some fruit nicely blended in.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yellow with haze. Lacked much head. No retention. Aroma was fruity corn pops. Like kids cereal.

Taste dropped more unbalanced sugar added sweetness. Just too sweet. I like fruit beers. I like some sweet beers. I did not like this beer. No wheat quotient noticeable, just dominated by sugar. For just being blueberry, a not sweet fruit really, I don't know where all this comes from. Just didn't work on any level for me. Not really a wit or wheat beer. The fruit doesn't come across as fruity, more sugary. The other base is lacking, the lager yeast seems misplaced. GTFO with this.

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Photo of zaraspook
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bjm94
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyTwins
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,394 ratings