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What is the strong, fruitlike flavor in Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat Beer?

Asked by laureth (27199points) January 2nd, 2010

Mr. Laureth and I bought a sixpack of Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat beer and I have to say I’m enjoying it immensely. It has a sweetish, very pronounced fruit flavor. Neither of us can place what fruit it might be, though, so I’m turning to the good people of Fluther. Have you tried it, and if so, could you guess that flavor?
Yeah, it shows a picture of an orange, but I’m not entirely sure that’s the flavoring agent.

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caly420's avatar

Cherry if I’m not mistaken

Lightlyseared's avatar

I dont know the brand but wheat beer in general I find has a sort of citrus flavour. Try it with a slice of lemon in it.

laureth's avatar

@caly420 – I can see what you mean, and wondered if it might be that.

ubersiren's avatar

I’d swear it was Fruity Pebbles. Love that stuff.

breedmitch's avatar

Traditionally, wheat beers are flavoured with orange peel and coriander. While I have never had that particular wheat beer, the orange on the label should be an indicator.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

“Yummy Goodness” ...or orange.

jonsblond's avatar

According to Beeradvocate: Belgian Wit in style, but brewed with a lager yeast strain and a top-note of blueberry added (info directly from the Leinenkugel Bros).

I was this close to having a Leinenkugel bottle as my New Year’s avatar.

laureth's avatar

Hey, thanks! :) Homebrewer husband wants to make one similar, so that totally helps. With the cluster hops for the citrusy note, that just might work!

jonsblond's avatar

@laureth I’ll taste test when the Mr. is done if you’d like. ;)

downtide's avatar

This sounds delicious. I wonder if its available in the UK.

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