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RATINGS: 1242   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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If you've ever experienced a Northwoods sunset, you know it's a moment unlike any other. So instead of putting it into words, we captured the Northwoods' finest moment in every batch of our all-new Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. Brewed with malted wheat, Cluster hops and natural coriander, Sunset Wheat has a soothing taste that will leave you speechless. It's like your very own sunset in a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frankenkitty (1972) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy, golden/wheat color with a foamy, milky white head. Aroma of orange madelines, which turns a little nutty and burnt as it opens up. Creamy mouth carries flavors that seem "off". Lemon, orange peel, berries, wheat, clove and florals that in theory should work together nicely, but it’s really a bit of a mess. Finish lingers sour, fruity, soapy and confusing. Complex... in a bad way.

Awesome... I just scrolled down and noticed "Fruity Pebbles" which is another great aroma descriptor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Hazy wheat pour with a small, creamy head. Loads of lavendar, coriander, sweet orange and Fruity Pebbles in the nose. This thing must be packed with spice additions. Unfortunately the wheat malt in the body isn’t substantial enough to balance the intense spices. Out of whack and over the top with loads of flavors that come off artificial in the end. Keep the sunset on the horizon and out of the bottle Leine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2006
The 12 ounce bottle poured a cloudy golden colored beverage with an average sized creamy head that was mostly lasting and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was quite remarkable, very different, and frankly it surprised me. There was the distinct presence of citrus and coriander and an interesting sweet spiciness. There didn’t seem to be much if any malt or wheat in the aroma. The beer had a medium body with soft carbonation and a watery refreshing texture. The flavor starts off slightly sweet with little or no hop bitterness. The finish is fairly long and the sweet spiciness lasts throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Poured a hazy orange with a nice creamy white head Aromas of citrus and lemon right of the bat. Flavor was mild not as bad as some other macro wheats.. Lots of corriander not a bad beer but a little on the fake side..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Pours hazy with a large head, like any decent wheat should. Aroma of lemon zest and coriander. Thin body, taste of coriander. Overly spiced with only one spice. Below average example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2006
super strong banana/orange aroma. smells really really artificial. demitriustown’s suggestion of pushup ice cream is pretty accurate. too sweet in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demitriustown (1118) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours a pale creamsicle color with a foamy white head. Aroma of orange push-pops I used to get from the ice cream man. Flavor is a slight orange tone with a minimal wheat texture. A very light spice note gives this brew a more rounded flavor. I can agree that this is very similar to a orange pop, creamsicle, or push-up ice cream than a beer. Leinenkugel makes some of their beer more sweet and sugary than is tolerable. Palate is sweet and slightly spicy. Overall, As an American wheat this won’t blow you away. It’s decent from Leinenkugel but that’s not saying much. Average!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Very hazy straw color, effervescent head. Aroma of orange soda and some slight grainy funk. Orange Crush flavors with a bit of spice to keep it from getting cloying. Walks a thin line between "beer" and "malt beverage".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle. Todd at Mt. Washington Beer Stand recommended this for my wife because she is an American Wheat fan. I poured it for her and smelled it and wow - lots of orange and blueberry. Creamy, thick white head. Deep blonde, hazy appearance. Full fruity, spicy flavor. Bigger than average body for an A.W. This beer received quite a few unfavorable reviews but I give it two thumbs up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drywallman (338) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2006
This one poured with the dark yellow color, some haze and a head that left after 30 seconds. The aroma was of flowers and spice, with a hint of wheat and orange. The taste was right in the middle of the malt/hop balance with a little coriander and orange. Hops were just there for balance. Not real impressive, but a thirst quencher that goes down easily.

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