jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Not being a big wheat beer fan, my expectations were low for Leinies latest brew, Sunset Wheat. I was very pleasantly surprised! This is a very enjoyable beer, especially on a summer’s day/eve when you want something a little lighter and refreshing. Once poured, it left a nice white head over the cloudy straw hued haze that typifies most wheat beers. The aroma was most pleasing with notes of orange, tangerine and lemon-lime. The mouthfeel was soft, mellow, smooth, creamy and nice carbonated. The light citrus flavor was very mild and not at all bitter. Highly recommended. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle and served in my smaller Ayinger glassware: Pours a cloudy light golden hue with a lasting small fizzy head and little lace. "What the heck" was my initial reaction to the aroma followed by "Hum, not so bad" on the second attempt. A lot of coriander dominates the nose with more subdued orange peel and wheat esters. The taste followed suit with the herbal and flowery components upfront and supported weakly by some pale malt and wheat. So strong is the coriander (almost licorice-like because of the strength) that there is zero appearance of any hop bitterness. The feel is watery and thin, but I guess that is what they wanted for a summer quencher. All in all not a bad brew but something I could only handle one bottle of. (think Blue Moon on Roids) daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2006
Pale golden colour with a white head. The nose is very nice and perfumey with hints of citrus, spice and peach. The body was a little thin, some wheaty hints with a little bit of basil and mint in the finish. A nice refresher from this brewery I think. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 24, 2006
The pour is a hazy yellow with a white head. Nice aroma consisting of orange and lemon with a flavor that is citrusy with a touch of licorice. thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pour is a hazy yellow. Aroma is super amped up coriander. If you close your eyes you could mistake this for orange juice. Flavor is a bit bland. Some lemon zest and a bit of wheat. Was the powerful smell there to hide the lackluster flavor? Nothing special.
vikingguy (1102) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Very similar to Blue Moon, only more corriander/orange flavor. This beer has a wonderful cloudy/orangeish color. Truly does give you feelings of a summer sunset. Another high quality beer from the folks at LeinieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s! SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Strong coriander punch in the mouth, overall a good wheat. Coriander is almost to strong however it fades to leave noters of pepper and licorice, very interestiing flavor. Alot of stuff going on in this beer, Kudos to Leinenkugel’s. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 An excellent ripe melon treat for a 90+ humid day matched only by the company of a new friend and a convertable ride. Light texture makes a refreshing drink with citrus overtones but nothing of wheat?? Smooth finish. starflyer58 (26) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Aroma: citrus, lemon, moderate yeast, butter
Appearance: average initial head-white, hazy, yellow/light golden
Flavor: lightly sweet, short duration
Palate: light body, watery, soft carbonation
Overall: The smell is really great... but the taste is very light... it’s refreshing... there are a lot of flavors going on... but something seems off.... GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Draught at Old Chicago in Coralville, IA. Attractive cloudy yellow color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Fruity, buttery aroma with a touch of coriander. Actually smelled like a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and oranges. Flavor was also fruity and wheaty. Slightly sweet. I thought this was going to be a blueberry wheat. Bzzzzz, wrong. Decent beer, though.