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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Pale straw color with a nice frosting of white marshmellow head. Kinda yeasty cotton candy aroma to it, very candylike with an overtone of a stinking pile of freshly cut lawn. Taste is watery up front, maybe some lemon in it, backed by some weak malts. Average

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 22, 2004
On Tap at Brewery. Pours pale straw, slightly cloudy. Not much head, but what there is lingers. Aromas of unmalted wheat, lemon grass, very faint coriander and clove (wish there was more) with a very subtle malty/hop balance. Taste is citrus, wheat, grass and subtle spice--I get the curacao orange peel and the coriander, but I wish the spice was more prevalent. Nice clean finish. Very refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Big dissapointment. Reminded me of Harpoons UFO. There aren't many American brewers that can acomplish a decent wheat beer in my opinion. This one poured slightly hazy and gold with an ample white head. Aroma was ok, wheatmalt and spice perhaps. Flavor was not very good. Overall very average.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2003
A decent wheat beer, a little dry though. I've certainly had worse, but it didn't really excite me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
I'll try to stay awake while writing about an amazingly boring beer... Full disclosure: I just got back from sampling about 20 truly amazing beers at the Sasquatch Beer Fest about an hour ago, so it would be hard for a *good* beer to measure up. But this is plain boring. Pours a piss-yellow with very little head, but it did manage to leave a lace. Smells slightly citrusy. Tastes a bit of citrus but otherwise completely bland. Mouthfeel is watery. Drinkability could only be decent if you wanted to slam some beer but couldn't find something cheaper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Spicy, wheat character that brings out the citrus. My second favorite Belgian Wit on this side of the pond next to Zon.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Light yellow, decent white head that left a lasting ring. Aroma is spicy, emphasis on coriander. Flavor is again focused on coriander, faint orange, good wheat. Surprisingly full bodied yet very refreshing. You just want to gulp it. Good stuff, thanks acrodizer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6517) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Golden and white-topped with the look of a crisp pilsner. Even the aroma is more reminiscent of a Czech beer than a witbier. The flavor is vaguely yeasty, but wonderfully malty and subtley zesty, an understated and well balanced, crisp and cool beer. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Really light appearance, golden honey color, thin white head, citrus aroma, zesty flavor, which goes well with the high carbonation. This is a very refreshing beer, if i worked in a really hot cracker factory and we were allowed to drink beer at lunch, I'd probably bring this one from time to time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2428) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Ok I had waited a while to try this offering from New belgium, but the price was right and it had been a hot sweaty day at work. Comes in the usual New Belgium brown bottle..sheaf of wheat on the label. Beer pours very nicelly certainly golden sunshine gold colour with a fair sized pure white head..that dissapeared fast but left some excellent lacing. Very nice fresh aroma of doughy wheat and zesty coriander..nicely done. MM nice first taste on the tongue is a refreshing sweet malt..followed by a rather thick wheaty taste then finished of with the cxoriander and zingy orange..very nice,. Very good feel on the tongue well balanced beer. Very drinkable beer indeed..despite the bad reviews I thouroughly enjoyed this.


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