Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 On draft. Pours a pale, straw like color with some lacing. Big hops and citrus notes here, with a good touch of bitterness. Unusual hop profile with a spiced undercurrent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap poured into a 5oz English tulip sampler glass. A primarily citrus aroma starts this one off with a solvent-like note in tow. The citrus is mostly lemon with some orange. There’s also a toasted grain / bready aroma that comes in late. The beer is a very hazy, murky straw yellow with a white head that reduces down to a rind around the edge of the glass with a light little island-like film in the middle and it leaves a light lace on the way down. A medium / medium-light bitterness stands on the forefront with a medium light sweet backing. The light bodies beer has an average amount of soft carbonation and a thin, yet creamy, texture. The finish has some lemon fruitiness, but is mostly dry with a mild toasted grain and grass aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Can... Pours clear and yellow with a small, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The nose is resiny and grainy, and accompanied by components of both tropical fruit rinds and soil. Medium-bodied with a lightly buttery mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of grains and spicy hops, and falls somewhere between medium and heavy bitterness. Finishes crisp, acrid, grassy and fairly dry. Can courtesy of BBB63!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, floral hops, & citrus; Flavor of malt/wheat, some yeast, hops, grain, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Love hoppy wheat brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gruberm (329) - - NOV 21, 2013
Lemon and grass flavors in the light hazy yellow beer that clears a little as you drink. Not overly bitter which I appreciate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
tap offering @ skylark. clean bright citrusy grapefruit. soft wheat malts. crisp/refreshing. quite drinkable. great juicy hop character, nice clean wheat. not super complex, but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Draft @ Local Option, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity wheat malty peachy hoppy tropical fruit flavor. Has a fruity wheat malty peachy hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Half Acre. Hazy golden amber with a mini white crown. Aroma of wheat and citrus with honey and pale malts below. Taste is pale and grassy with citrus and light caramel. Aggressively hopped and not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39411) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and smooth citrusy. Peachy, grainy and citrusy. Smooth fruity, light grainy and toasted malty into the finish. Mild creamy texture. Bitter and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy yellow - white head. Abricot. Orange. High fruity hoppy. Lught acid notes. Some sweetness. Light bitterness. Zesty bitterness. Nice refreshing.

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