Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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77
okay
2,376 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
2,376
Reviews:
906
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
20.54%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
425
For Trade:
1
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Photo of whiskey_slurpee
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alemmer91
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerguy04
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark golden yellow with a finger width white head. Has a citrus smell to it. Taste is liquidfied fruity pebbles cereal. Mouthfeel is watery and thin. Overall, like most Leine's beers there ok for a summer drink.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

First time trying this variety from Leinenkugel's. This beer is not what I expected when I bought it originally, smell is almost like half beer and half cranberry juice. Taste is basically like a cranberry shandy beer, with a clean, wet finish. Carbonation is good and could be potentially refreshing as it is not a dry beer at all and leaves little aftertaste.

To me, the beer is very average. I don't mind a shandy here and there, just as long as I knew that's what it is-- I was under the impression that the beer's taste was closer to say, Blue Moon-- instead it is more like a raspberry shandy....

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Photo of godawgs
3.72/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjmj51
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrinkAZBeer
4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duceswild
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trackster219
4.26/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeranbrews
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A - small wispy head. Cloudy melted butter body. 3.5

S - flowers and candied pears. Pleasantly surprised. 4.0

T - chrysanthemum and apple jack cereal. 3.5

M - Sadly watery and thin. 2.5

D - overall much better than expected. Very sweet and flavorful. 3.75

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Photo of Edie
1/5  rDev -70.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.69/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Md35
4.61/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

OK.... let's get this out of the way. This is a hot summer day or night "I wish I had a beer right now" kinda beer. I love the fruityness of this beer! I'm a shandy-wheat beer kinda guy. Let's put it this way. I haven't met a wheat or shandy that I couldn't drink...ever! If you haven't figured it out for yourself, it's blueberry! And orange! It's awesome. On the list of top 5 beers for this guy. It's great all year round, every single person, at every BBQ at our place has said " hmmm....thats good. Period!

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDGreenB
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StannisB
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stucat
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
2.81/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SSGCujo
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdman56
4.21/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 2,376 ratings.
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