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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Weíve 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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (370) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Itís an American wheat! Tastes a little thinner and less crisp than their first release of this in the bomber. That said awesome beer with half acres hop up front way about it. Itís got the light wheat feel with a super nice hop nose and tastes with good bitterness. Kind of big brother to TALLGRASS halcyon( forget the rating ) Thatís an American wheat worth trying along with lagunitas little sumpin sumpin...go half acre!!!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (1011) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Tastes wheat, hoppy, summery. I thought this was good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buttermilk (6) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
Nice hop aroma and flavor. Light and crisp. A drinkable and refreshing wheat beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dagimp (935) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
from a tallboy into a wheat beer glass. Pours a murky hazy orange. Nice hop and fruity ester aroma. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Taste is very mild hop fruit with bubblegum, but itís all so subdued. REally not a big fan of the American Wheat ale, aka wheat ale with hops and this didnít do much for me at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
basaywhat (167) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
16 oz can. 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Crap I wrote up an epic, world changing review for this and then my browser froze. Lost forever. Humanity has lost something great. Let me sum it up briefly: 1) spoiled tonightís Game of Thrones, saying Jon Snow lives and he in turn spoiled religion by saying thereís no God (sorry Ted Cruz), 2) admitted my alcoholism and cursed out Siri for autocorrecting the totally legit word alcoholing to alcoholism, 3) apologized for ticking wheat ales in San Diego instead of joining my wife and baby for their first legit Motherís day, then tried to justify it by referencing Lonely Island - Iím a motherlover youíre a motherlover we should f each otherís mothers, Iím pushing that lady where you came out as a baby ainít no doubt that shit is crazy - ok Iíll stop here, 4) raved over ticking a world class wheat ale. SOOOOO here we are with a wheat ale. Clear bright golden color, sweaty glass, with a lacy whIte head. The aroma is what youíd hope for, wheaty, honey, floral notes. The flavor is mildly sweet, very balanced, wheaty, honey, light hops. Can you believe this is a good wheat ale and itís not hopped to hell or like 13% or sour or something? World getting Cray. Canít believe this beer isnít rekking my taste buds or sobriety (LOL JK LONG GONE) in a non-subtle and balanced way. Medium light bodied, well carbonated, clean and crisp. Nice for what it is!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1481) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Gold. Light foamy head, short lasting. Nice aroma sweet fruits. Light floral. Same in taste but with more of a floral hop. Smooth slightly slick but dry with a mild sweetness and a crisp citrus finish. Foamy carbonation. Some pine. Good for a 5.5% wheat beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2016
Tap at Craft Heads. Light grassy nose with some lemon and citrus as it warms. Dry on the palate with a creamy, well-rounded mouthfeel. Clean finish. Pretty standard wheat ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Itís a really nice hoppy wheat beer and I canít believe Iím finally trying it while on the other half of the planet. Itís got nice lingering but not abrasive bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (600) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2016
Nice aroma of tropical fruit, with some lemon and grassy notes. Cloudy god color with a nice white head....nice lacing. Sweet up front. Lots of citrus/tropical flavors, grapefruit, orange, lemon. Bitterness is mild with a note of pepper at the end....lingers a bit on the tongue. Slightly watery mouth feel....nice carbonation. Refreshing...not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2016
Aroma - tropical fruit, lemon, and juicy tropical fruits - hops are wonderful. Very slight touch of yeast. Appearance - the body is very slightly hazed pale yellow. The head is 2+" and white. The head holds tight. Taste - is different than most wheats, the malt is hard to distinguish - the hops however are distinct. Juicy and live action. Floral, citrus, and slightly resin like. Really tasty. The fruit quality comes off as an array of citrus - lemon, tropical ranges from mango to starfruit, and the resin is slightly high-end dank. Itís not purest wheat beer, but itís also very tasty. Palate - medium body, smooth texture, average carbonation, fruity tropical finish.


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