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Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Firkin. Yellowish golden pour. Where is the down side here ... that Half Acre hoppy blend, with a tasty wheat dry backbone. Excellent summer-y brew. Light to medium bodied. Very hop forward, light-ish and dry. 14.3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can from unknown via Dan S. Pours a cloudy and effervescent orange, decent amount of off-white head. Aroma citrus, tangerine, orange, lemon zest. Body lively, finish slightly grassy, turns into an acute almost resinous bitterness, without falling over into the dank depths. Well balanced and crisp, Im not gaga for it, but a decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery. Akari Shogun is a light cloudy gold with a filmy ring of foam around the rim of the glass. Juicy lemon/citrus aroma from the oz/NZ hops. The taste is light wheat but mostly fruity citrus and quite juicy. A solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4363) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pale golden color out of the can with a foamy, sticky white head. Fresh tropical fruity hop nose with lots of orange notes. This is a hoppy wheat beer with tons of tangerine and orange citrus flavors, some tropical fruit sweetness and a coarse bread maltiness. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Can. Hazy gold pour, small white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of wheat, citrus, grassy hop. Taste is bitter, wheat, citrus, quite hoppy. Palate is average carbonation, slick, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Can: Very cloudy, apricot colored body with a semi-chunky, off-white foam that settles quick but lasts for a while as a foamy skin & collar. Aroma of juicy orange flesh, soft wheat, hint of lemon-lime, a bit of earthiness, & a minor tropical fruity note thats hard to pinpoint. Almost like pineapple but very, very subtle. Taste represents more of an earthy & spicy hop leaf flavor, much like a Noble hop would. Dense, with a solid, biting bitterness. Lighter, uplifting fruity notes of orange, citrus, & faint gooseberry pile up nicely over the soft background of heavy wheat & some doughy malt. Lingering, ashy leaf bitterness with a very small dash of citrus peel & wheat. First few sips didnt captivate me, but over the course of the can, this one really opened up nicely. At 5.5% this is nice & crushable, too. Very nice hoppy wheat ale that showcases a heavier spicy/ashy" hop profile than most, but does so nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6371) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light floral hops, citrus, wheat, tropical fruits. Taste of toasty wheat, toffee malts, citrus, light pine, and a hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2231) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap at Three Aces. Poured hazy dark yellow with thinning white head. Aroma of fruity citrus kinda danky. Light carb med bod. Taste is drying with not fresh hop taste. :(

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours hazy white lemony unclear with a white head. Aroma is a bit too subtle, notes of juicy tropical and citrus fruit. Flavor brings delicious fruity citrus Motueka hops that dominate that palate so nicely and bring a juicy body. The flavor of the wheat comes on the backend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can: Pour is cloudy lemon gold with a frothy, fine bubbled two finger white head into this glass. It retains on the average side, with some cob web presence. Theres certainly a deficiency in the style out there ; therefore, its a welcome addition to anyones local repertoire, I believe. I cant speak directly for Motueka hops, lacking the brewing experience in it but the distinction is fairly immediate here. Theres a floral note but its earthen, with light tangerine presence and a hint of spice. The flavor profile is more bittering hops than I suppose I expected, and thats ok. It moves to peach, citrus rind, with a mild mannered balancing act from the malt bill. The wheat is feint initially, and that is also ok : their goal was to highlight the hops, and frankly the mouthfeel and bitterness level reminds of Daisy Cutter, which is not a surprise.


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