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:
#44,964
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
2,401
pDev:
20.47%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
437
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Ratings: 2,401 |  Reviews: 910
Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDGreenB
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A decent wheat beer out of Chippewa Falls, has a good summer feel to it. Tastes like a Blue Moon or Shock Top with light citrus notes and a bit of hops. Has a slightly dry mouth feel.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StannisB
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

I thought it was a decent enough wheat beer for a Leinie's but then someone said "fruity pebbles." Oh my god, it smells and tastes just like the sweet artificial flavor of the nasty kid's cereal. I can't ever drink one these again.

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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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Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 2,401 ratings