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RATINGS: 1255   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 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 (351) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle thanks to milkmandan: We poured this to a chorus of "wow that looks just like a Northwoods sunset....smells just a like a Northwoods sunset....wow even tastes like a Northwoods sunset". Just like in deScription, we were left speechless, well at least after the obvious Northwoods sunset comments. But if youíve had it then you know how spot on that beer hits "Northwoods sunset". Ok now for the actual rating. Pale yellow, slightly cloudy body, with a medium white head. The aroma is a nice spicy floral hops, chamomile, and cilantro scent (I know, I could have just said Northwoods sunset but Iím breaking it down into pieces here). Taste is chamomile, lavender, tea, lemon zest, and somewhere in the background, much like a band groupie with a backstage VIP pass, yes, you know what Iím going to say here, a Northwoods sunset. Light bodied, medium carbonated, crisp. Overall it tastes just like a Northwoods sunset, not medicine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zombywoof (460) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Actually, I like this better than most of the American wheats Iíve had-it has a creamy mouthfeel and a spicy finish. Wheat flavor a little subdued but has a sweet orange and coriander taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Fez Monkey, you did not get a bad bottle. This is how the beer tastes. I am a big fan of weiss beers, but this one was quite bad. Iím not kidding, it tasted like Froot Loops cereal, it was that sweet and lemony.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fonix7 (50) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2006
I had a few of these off tap at my local Bwís while mowing on some Mango Habanero wings... they went great together. It was served with a wedge of orange. I enjoyed the wheat and orange taste but picked up on the lemon. Not much finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Bottle. Tastes like drinking a Honey Weiss while chewing up coriander seeds. Very lemon and orange without any wit character to speak of. It is probably a lager at heart like the Honey Weiss. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Cloudy pale straw color with a snow-white head and lacing. The nose has lots of orange and coriander with a hint of licorice. The flavor is the same. Light in body. Smooth in texture. Not great but not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Pale, light straw yella, hazed appearance, with a snowy white head that drifts down to a slight sheet, then a faint ring. Aroma, bright lemon and orange zest, with light spices on the side. Immediately feels just right for a witbier nose. Clean, zippy, fruity, creamy citrus with commanding coriander. Big lemon on the tongue, meringue pie, creamy and fruity, but without much substance below. Fills the mouth, but without much beyond lemon, then softly slips away. Way too much lemon in this, not even enough orange, and the spice has disappeared in the flavor. Apes the wit in aroma and looks, but chokes when it comes to the actual taste of it. too thin in body in the end, just a vapor of character. Finish diminishes behind a whisper of lemon. Drinkability misses, too, bases on the too- pointed presence of lemon, against anything else. I guess Iíd drink it if I had to, but they could have done better, could have tried harder.

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