Beer Review: Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat


Today a beer my friend Craig describes as “mysterious.”

Beer: Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat
Brewer: The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: ** (6.3 of 10)

Comments:  I first encountered Leinenkugel’s at Miller Field (ironically) in Milwaukee.  I enjoyed being able to have a decent beer for a reasonable price at a ballpark (reasonable being a relative thing).  Opening the bottle is the worst part of this beer because I am greeted with a sickly-sweet aroma.  The beer pours out a rich, cloudy amber. Luckily it doesn’t taste as sweet as it smells, it’s actually a bit bitter once it reaches the back of the tongue, but it’s still rather fruity.    Overall it is an okay but not great beer, but perhaps you’ll find some mystery in it.