ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Draught at Kane County Cougars game. Spice in the nose like corriander or allspice. Cloudy, brownish orange from what I could tell looking through a plastic cup. Off-white head. Tastes like it smells; spices. Some dough in the finish. Not bad. Better than Leinie’s hefe. Not quite sweet enough. There is some flavor aspect I don’t like. Buddy says it tastes like fruit loops. My second time having it out of a bottle was a noticeably better experience. Banana notes with some sweetness. A good summer quencher with flavor. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, sipped on 07/30
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Poured a cloudy golden outer edge with a denser orange copper middle with a disappointingly fast dissapating 1/4 inch head.
Smelt of candied oranges, like orange gummi bears.
Taste a pleasant ascent into candied oranges, reminescent of orange gummy candy, followed by a hint of spicy flowery wheat and settling into a short sourness. A bit short and timid though. Mouthfell was light and effervescent.
Overall, a surprisingly tasty refrehing summer wheat lacking only complexity and length. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2006
12oz bottle-An aroma of citrus on a cloudy yellow beer with a white head. Taste of wheat and coriander on a light body. Not bad but could of been bettter. Panzuriel (2429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2006
medium yellow with a nice white head. Nose is sweet citrus. Flavor is also a sweet citrus blend. maybe a little too sweet. Reminsicent of the green or orange froot loops. Not a good thing in a beer. Body was a bit thin. Cloying sweetness lingered far too long. 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 (6567) - 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 (1469) - 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 (4626) - 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 (1106) - 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!