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RATINGS: 151   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 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 (2217) - 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 (714) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
On tap at GTMW 2013 - Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Nose is fruity with dank hops, and lightly wheaty malt. Pretty straightforward. Taste is dank mango hops, nice wheat and dry pale malt. Gentle carbonation and a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
16oz can. Thank you to the owner of Bare Hands brewery. Mostly hazy, golden yellow color. Good thin white head. Good bits and short ropes of lace. Awesome flavor profile. Great, sort of lightly dry wheat aroma, with the perfect amount of grassy, hay-like hops. Some light lemon citrus. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Good hoppy aftertaste. Light to moderate amount of bitter, very nice zesty sweet, just a bit of spice. Probably the most awesome wheat ale I’ve ever had. I’d have happily shared, but I’m glad I got to enjoy this one all to myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Can. Thanks Chris. Hazy gold with a off white head. Citrus zest and light malt. Tart, smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
16oz can pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Citrus and orange aroma. Taste is the same with big hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Extra from rxeight-thanks, Al! Nose is some wheat and light orange and grassy hops. Very dry...ok. would like a rounder profile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Aroma is very light overall with some wheat notes, and light fruity hops underneath. Highly carbonated with strong resiny hop character that dominates the flavour. Finishes very bitter. Strangely low aroma for the apparent hopping.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (2023) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
ya know, just adding more hops to a wheat beer doesnt really make it better. brew a hefe, a wit. dont want to make an american wheat? i dont blame you. but there are good versions of wheat beers out there, and just adding more hops doesnt just instantly make it better. if anything trying to make a good wheat beer is more challenging than just tossing extra hops in and calling it a day. big problem with a lot of american breweries today.

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