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Sunset Wheat

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Chippewa Falls, WI

Style: American Wheat
ABV: 5.0%

Eddie’s Rating:
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Pair With:
• Halibut
• Salads
• Salmon
God almighty this beer actually poured a little bit cloudy. Insanity. I would have expected something as clear as glass, but Sons of Miller actually did something more toward the authentic side in this outing. The aroma is citrusy with a very healthy dose of lemon in the nose. Could this be a redemptive entry from Leinie’s? Nope. Things fall apart directly after the first sip, a light, clean body finishes with a chemically, almost metallic taste of lemon. Makes you rub your tongue around inside your mouth in an attempt to scrub away an unpleasant coating in there. This would be a fairly drinkable American wheat if not for that offputting taint of lemon-flavored cough drops permeating every mouthful.

Reviewed by Eddie Glick on June 3, 2007.
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