May 9, 2007

LEINENKUGEL "Sunset Wheat"

If ya come across Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat pass on it. I like a good wheat beer and I'm getting the impression that they skip something in the process. Not much of a wheat taste at all, an artificial citrus hint and WAY too much of a coriander domination. I'm hoping a friend will stop by so I can pass a couple off to them to so I won't have them lingering around my fridge and reminding me of an unwise beer purchasing decision. Drinker's of Blue Moon might dig it but after developing a taste for wheat's like North Coast's Blue Star and Bell's Oberon this is just another fake assed "microbrew" where you can practically taste the chemical assisted speeding up of the aging process. Leinekugel's also have a Lemonade flavored beer this season. Are they trying to break into the Mike's Hard Ade market? When I first started getting out of the standard choices and more into the specialty and "micro" brands Leinenkugel was one of the first one's I checked out. That was many years now but I do remember liking some of the stuff they made back then. Maybe my tastes have changed a lot but for at least for the past 6 or 7 years whatever Leinie has put out on the market has left me unimpressed. Sunset Wheat just pissed me off.

7 comments:

Wayne McHine said...

Leinekugel and Sam Adams are in cahoots for making "good beer" for people that don't really like good beer.

Carson said...

Other than their original has Leinies ever made anything good?

Carlo(ad)s said...

is the Leinie lodge on plank road?

carson said...

It's everywhere now. And on sale. I'm still not going to try it.

Dale said...

Wise choice

j said...

I think it is flavored with the same stuff they use in low end Fruit Loops knock offs.

Dale said...

I forgot to include a mention of the cheap ass kid cereal in the review but a lot of people have said the same thing and I have to agree with them. Not good stuff.