The Brewski Report Reviews Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat Beer
File Date: 10.14.09
File Name: Another Draft Wheat Beer For The Expense Report The Beer: Sunset Wheat
Brewer: Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.
Country of Origin: Wisconsin, USA
Brewer Info: The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, the seventh-oldest brewery in the United States, is the oldest business in Chippewa Falls and one of the oldest in the state. Our commitment and tradition of brewing quality products is matched only by the wants of generations of genuine beer-loving customers. The origin of the name Wisconsin is Ojibwan. To the Ojibwa, Wisconsin means gathering of the waters. It was the waters of the Chippewa River, Duncan Creek and the Big Eddy Springs where Jacob Leinenkugel Found a home for his brewery in 1867. The Leinenkugel brewing legacy in the United States continues today, more than 140 years and five generations later.
Brewer Brand Hype: If you’ve ever experienced a Northwoods sunset, you know it’s a moment unlike any other. So, instead of putting it into words, we captured the Northwoods’ finest moment in every batch of our all-new Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. Brewed with select Wheat and Pale malt, Cluster hops and natural coriander, Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat has a soothing taste that will leave you speachless. Silver medal winner of the 2006 Great American Beer Festival and bronze winner of the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Herb & Spice category is like your very own sunset in a bottle.
The Brewski Review: This one was also on the company dime. Traveling always makes me thirsty. Again I thought I’d try anther Wheat Beer so I ordered Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. I actually liked this one better than Blue Moon’s Wheat beer but only marginally. They were very comparable and if you like one you’ll like the other. But, extra points for Leinenkugels long history of brewing.
Drinkability: Creamy texture. Low bitterness.
Appearance: Unfiltered. Cloudy. Straw to Pale Golden color.
The Buds: Liked it. Orange slice as a garnish added a little extra taste.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.25 out of 5 – slightly ahead of Blue Moon’s Belgian White Draft