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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Does it get any sunnier than two people in love? Sunshine Wheat came into the world as Wedding Wheat, a beer Jeff brewed in celebration of his wedding to Kim. A filtered wheat beer, Sunshine Wheat swirls in the mouth with ripples of coriander and orange peel tartness, settling into a sea of honey and apple tones.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Clear straw body. Aroma is light sweet, clove, wheat. Taste is light sweet wheat. Light body, light tartness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Sampled one on a recent trip West. A good, drinkable brew. I am not greatly familiar with this style, but may pursue it some more now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Honey golden appearance with moderate carbonation and a thick airy head. A whispher of orange wheat with a thread of coriander in the aroma and lightly flavorful of the same. A step or two up from Blue Moon. This is a very laid back brew, even for a wit. It has an Am. standard mouthfeel, but with flavoring. I did find this beer somewhat appealing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2003
A very typical witbier. Nothing to inspiring to write about here just an average lightly drinkable summer time session beer. Very light and palatable, lightly hoppy with strong scents of fruity sweetness, but when you first open the bottle, I swear to god, it smeels like baby wipes, or that diaper smell. So once you get around that, it is okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Pellucid yellow color with little head and diminishing lacing. Malty citrus aroma, strong notes of grapefruit and light floral hops, sweet fruit (apples), in the end a fresh (clean) diaper smell. Coriander flavors with a sweet honey flavor. Dry musky finish, very refreshing. New belgium always surprises me with their styles, I totally expected this to be an american wheat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Medium head, Golden color. Sediment free. Some malt in the taste. Some orange too. Nothing too special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Modest head, a clear golden color with a citrusy aroma. Light, sweet and with a tang of orange but I don't really connect with the coriander. Very smooth finish. Refreshing but just kind of ho hum. Maybe I'm just spoiled by their trippel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Pours a surprisingly light and clear yellow with a nice, white head that leaves decent lacing all down the glass. It really looks more like pilsener than wit with the tiny bubbles, clear body and white head. The aroma is has some nice malty, bready notes and some decently strong spicy hops. The mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth, considering all the bubbles. The flavor brings us back to the witbier, at least slightly. Wheaty flavors come through, with a touch of sweet spices. However, it hardly reaches the level of Victory with all it's brilliance. It's not all bad, but certainly not the best. Easy to drink, but off from my knowledge of the style.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2003
I've drank this beer for years, and enjoy it, but have never considered it a Wit. The color seems wrong, I'm pretty sure its filtered also, and I don't taste any orange peel. As a hard-to-catagorize summertime wheat brew, though, it's light and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Orange and cilantro. Light and refreshing. This is my favorite beer for a sunny day. It tastes like bottled sun.


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