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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Weve 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
basaywhat (248) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - 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 tonights Game of Thrones, saying Jon Snow lives and he in turn spoiled religion by saying theres 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 Mothers day, then tried to justify it by referencing Lonely Island - Im a motherlover youre a motherlover we should f each others mothers, Im pushing that lady where you came out as a baby aint no doubt that shit is crazy - ok Ill 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 youd 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 its not hopped to hell or like 13% or sour or something? World getting Cray. Cant believe this beer isnt 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2155) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Its a really nice hoppy wheat beer and I cant believe Im finally trying it while on the other half of the planet. Its got nice lingering but not abrasive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (716) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - 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. Its not purest wheat beer, but its also very tasty. Palate - medium body, smooth texture, average carbonation, fruity tropical finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2016
Local 44, Philadelphia tap: pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrus and flowers. Taste is dry and citrusy. Lemon notes are present. Nice level of bitterness. Good finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
Cloudy, golden-straw, white head, thin lacing, and lite head retention. Lemon, wheat-grain, mild floral, sour, and earthy notes. Medium bodied, sour-bitter notes is offset by grains, and mild creamy texture. Lite bitterness, mild dryness, watery finish, but overall a decent balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (492) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Can. Big wheaty smell. Pours hazy gold. Has a upfront wheat taste. A little roasty malty and a forward orange zest hops and then wheat taste then the malt. Balanced wheat ale.

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