Back to Basics

Pizza and Beer

I was feeling a little under the weather and decided that a night on the couch eating pizza, drinking beer, and watching a DVD was just the thing. Peter and I ordered some thin crust and Chicago style to cover all our bases. Peter picked out his all time favorite beer to have on hand, Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. It’s two Asians and a BOTTLE so I figure rating this beer is fair game. πŸ˜‰

Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat– $11 (12 Bottles)- Damn Good πŸ˜‰

That’s right! It’s a damn good AND its cheap. Brewed in the Belgium white ale style like its counterpart Blue Moon it’s great with a wedge of orange. It definitely has an orange smell to it and the taste is refreshingly sweet, hints of blueberry, citrus with the mild bubble gum undertone unique to wheat beers. It’s definitely for those who have a sweeter preference when it comes to beer. By no means watery, it fills your mouth with a floral fruity taste that balances perfectly with its yeasty goodness. It’s nice and cloudy and went perfectly with the ‘za. Every belch thereafter was bliss. πŸ˜€

Sniff- Subtle orange and yeast

Sip- sweet, yeasty, fruity, floral, blueberry, orange

Eat- Perfect with pizza, a dog, bbq, and finer fare such as seafood, like fried calamari or scallops

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One response to “Back to Basics

  1. Wheat beers are one of the best summertime drinks around, plus the weizen glasses they use in bars are usually 23 oz. πŸ˜‰ Great call breaking it out yesterday since it was such a warm day. Never had the leinie’s myself, may have to try it. If you’d like a very sweet citrusy wheat, my personal fav is Bell’s Oberon. Of course you can’t get that in Chicago this year. Road trip to Kalamazoo anyone?

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