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RATINGS: 1246   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Floats somewhere in between liking and not so much. Not sure if it has any other spices besides coriander but the spices it does have come on strong. Seemed a little like star anise or nutmeg a friend thought. It could be a bit sweet at times. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 15 July 2012 -- Artificial flavors galore! Fruity pebbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft at Miller Valley. Somewhat opaque copper color with off-white head and substantial lacing. Spice, licorice, and pepper aroma. Citrus and string coriander upfront follows by grass and wheat with licorice. Substantial mouthfeel. Long, drying finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (635) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Date: June 3, 2015... Glassware: Weihenstephan wheat... Occasion: pre-Fourth of July prep (mostly) done... Appearance: hazy, golden, glowing--an unfiltered look; the head is snow white and thick, leaving solar flares as it descends from a three-finger head to a quarter-inch cream... Aroma: surprisingly fruity hits early--coriander, yes, but bubblegum, malty wheat, and some woody hints; fragrant wheat esters complete an alluring start... Palate: smooth, slightly astringent sip; surprisingly creamy and medium-bodied; some effervescence late; some intrusion from pulpy, woody textures...Taste: the coriander suggests orange peel, with some odd bitterness and band-aid astringency; probably could use a garnish to amplify the flavor profile; otherwise, pretty limited .Overall: not quite the sunset promised by the label; the hops addition makes for a strong start, but the most important aspect of the experience--the taste--is a bit off...the beer is refreshing but not enjoyable as a stand-alone; crisp but uneven...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbuskirk (621) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Leinenkugel’s beers fill some niche slots on my go-to lists. (Think Inexpensive and Commonly Available.) Hey, sometimes you need some backup options. Sunset Wheat may not be the go-to in the Wheat Ale category, but it could be a runner-up in the right circumstances. Appearance is nice. I’m a sucker for heady wheat ales and Sunset Wheat isn’t do too bad. Aroma is faint but has a nice bread note. Flavor reveals subtle spiciness, honey sweetness, and smooth malt. Mouthfeel is relatively thirst-quenching yet on the thin side. While Blue Moon is still my go-to Wheat that can be found anywhere, there may be times I’d be willing to swap the Sun(set) for the Moon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GIJOE (927) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Pour is a light golden color. Sweet malts. Fruity nose. Finish is crisp and clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gatorfan84 (26) - - MAY 17, 2015
A good summer beer. The color is a cloudy orange. It is very good but like the summer Shandy is very fruity. I would still recommend it as a light summer beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
AtronSeige (970) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high orange zest. medium apricot. Appearance: Hazy, burnt gold body. Small, white head, fair retention. Flavour: Medium floral, fruity, peachy, apricots. Medium crispness. Sherbet. Dry finish with lingering sherbet. Medium sweetness, low bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Tastes like sherbet sweets. The sweetness makes it hard to want to have another one. Not meeting the spicy requirements of a wit. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Danie! 16A. Witbier

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Leinenhugels are always too fruity and sweet for me and this is no different. 'Beer with natural flavors' = wine cooler to me. Not a bad drink but it is a bad beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (362) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Very smooth wheat beer. Subtle. Flavors of malt and Coriander ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabah (207) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I give this an across the board average rating. I used to think it was above average, but the more I try it as well as other witbiers I have to rate it middle of the road. Fruity-citrus flavor, but not as citrusy as Blue Moon, and a bit lighter and thinner. Pours a pale golden-yellow versus a yellow-orange like Blue Moon. Has a little bit of head. A decent daytime beer if looking for something on the lighter side.

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