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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:
#43,221
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
2,388
pDev:
20.47%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
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51
Gots:
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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

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

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light color with white cap and decent lacing.

Rather nice aroma of orange backed by vibrant fruit. I don't find malt or hops but do notice a melange of berry scents.

Taste is uncomplicated but rich. Orange leads followed by berries. I know it's blueberry (according to the brewer) but to me tastes more like raspberry-blackberry-dark cherry. The brewer doesn't list all that stuff but they don't define what "beer with natural flavors" means either. The underlying wheat beer is sufficiently mild to conceal it's identity happy to let the fruit dominate. A bit of tartness emerges just before the finish and lasts into the aftertaste.

Light medium texture.

It's a light, clean, refreshing wheat beer with lots of frutit/berry flavors. Undemanding, it should serve as a background to conversation. Fruity enough that I don't really see it as a food beer but it could substitute for morning orange juice.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 05/03/16:

Very cloudy light honey amber with lemon-white foamy head of moderate retention. Sweet oranges, sour lemons, and peel of either to the nose, but also honey and shortcake. Witbier palate, sweet and citrusy, blueberries, some bread, some rindy bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth, sudsy to sloshy with fine tingles. If this is indeed a Witbier, Leinie surprisingly does a better job than a number of craft breweries (which Leinie, according to some, does not qualify as).

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Photo of larryarms847
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly rusty dark golden yellow with a half finger of white foam.

Citrus fruit, wheat, grainy.

Lemon and orange zest, mild spice, herbal/floral hop bitterness.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation.

Overall, a light and refreshing wheat beer.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abhinav
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent, very fruity for a witbier, you can taste the blueberry.

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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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