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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We’ve been making fun of wheat beers for a long time. Low hanging fruit, I guess, but we brewed one. Our packaging team was riding the topic pretty hard. They wanted to see an american wheat brewed with australian hops. And since they work their fingers to the nub and are a pretty rad group of chaps, we took the bait and slammed this brew in the tanks.

A ridable 5.5% abv will host some wheatey nuts & juicy Motueka hop bolts. The deliverer of this truth: Akari Shogun, He who harnesses light will usher this summer force into your life.

Akari Shogun American Wheat, coming to you soon, friends

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5130) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Half Acre Tap Room, Chicago. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is very weak yeast. The flavour is weak sour with a citrus acid yeast palate with a short liquorice bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5870) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Draft at Half Acre taproom. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, biscuity malt. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter with a lot of lemony hops dominating. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft at Pequod’s. Hazy light gold. Malt and citrus/orange flavor. Slight bitterness but overall very smooth. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Hazy straw yellow pour with an enormous white, rocky head. Aromas of sparkling hops and some zest. Taste is a little on the weak side... slightly watery, slghtly lacking, but spiked with citrusy notes. I like this, for what it is. Not mind blowing, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a wheaty gold with an onslaught of billowing white head. The nose is piney hops and grapefruit citrus along with a clean wheat crispness. The taste is bready malt and floral hops, with pine building into the finish. The mouthfeel is decently full for a wheat ale, and with lots of tingly hoppiness. Overall, this is a wonderful and refreshing wheat ale. The fuller body is especially nice and I love the nose on this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Can sample at Canvitational. Poured hazy orange color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and wheat aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow. Thin body. A lot of fruit flavors going on and some grassy flavors too. Smells intensely of fresh hops but not as bitter drinking. It is OK. Mostly relying on lots of hops. Serving: Can

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
sampled at GTMW 2013 - cloudy straw colored pour with a thin white head. nice hop aroma; pineapple, mango and orange. clean on the palate, juicy hop flavors mixed with wheat dryness. nice mouthfeel and an overall great (refreshing) beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours lightly hazy golden with a white head. Aromas of mango, citrus, grassy hops, and some wheat. Flavors of mango, orange, wheat, and a bit of pale malt. Nice amount of hop bitterness. Nice hoppy wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Not my first Shogun...guess I was enjoying them too much to rate.....from Antioch Liquors via the beer frig at the lake. Pours a foggy yellow with your usual 2 or 3 finger head; quickly dissipates with some moderate lacing. As advertised....the wheaty nose and taste blended with a hoppy (spruce / citrus) bite. Wonderful. Will keep 'em coming....but ONLY IN ILLINOIS! Very tasty. ---Rated via iPad

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