January 25, 2009

Leinenkugelís Sunset Wheat

sunset_wheat.jpgSay it with me now, Lei-nen-ku-gels. See, it's not that hard. Saying it correctly is half the challenge, because it flows down the throat easier than it rolls off the tongue. Which is more than I could say about Red Dog. Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat is perhaps one my favorite beers, it's a light, wietbier-style beer with a hint of orange and coriander without a real hoppy flavor. It has a short, white head and is actually quite refreshing unlike some other harsh, bitter beers on the market (with all the breweries out there, I'm sure we can all think of at least five we'd rather not drink). However, unlike those less than memorable beers, Leinkugel's Sunset wheat should leave a desirable mark on the Hippocampus for lifetime. It's cloudy, hazed body leaves a nice, fruity aftertaste on the palette, reminiscent of blueberries. I would suggest drinking it poured in a Pilsner glass and serve it with an orange. Despite it's appealing taste, I would suggest enjoying on it's own, mainly because I can't think if any food it would pair well with, except maybe poured over fruity pebbles (which sounds delicious). So if you're looking for a light, refreshing beer, without a heavy alcohol taste, look no further than Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat at your local pub or your grocer's beer section. And if you botch the name, it's okay, just look for the beer in the blue box.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

Posted by Alex on January 25, 2009
Comments:

It tastes like Fruity Pebbles!

Posted by: Red Icculus at January 26, 2009 2:07 AM

Actually, I think people in the midwest call it Leiney's.

Posted by: norby at January 26, 2009 5:48 PM

I had no idea.

Posted by: Alex Luprete at January 27, 2009 11:05 AM

Sounds disgusting. Beer should taste like beer! Not breakfast cereal.

Posted by: Dvntbiker at February 2, 2009 6:02 AM

This is my husband's new favorite. So far, I've only been able to find it at two grocery stores where we live.
One of the previous commenters said beer should taste like beer and not a breakfast cereal. I think the commenter has taken your review out of context. If all beer tasted like beer, what the heck would that be? Leineys do taste like beer, but not like any other beer I've had. I'm happy not all beer tastes the same. Plain old beer-tasting beer is good but sometimes it's fun and refreshing to have something with a little more peronality to it, like Leinenkugel. One is my limit though. The sweetness of it makes it pretty filling.

Posted by: Sarah Jane at February 7, 2009 11:16 AM

can you give me a location to buy this in revere,chelsea ,lynn, massachusetts . i must try...

Posted by: nessa at March 4, 2009 6:30 PM

This is my new favorite beer. i love the blueberry aftertaste. My local grocer store cant keep them in stock

Posted by: Michael at May 15, 2009 1:02 AM
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