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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
83 94 74 4 11 0
UberSun (Imperial Summer Wheat Beer) by Southern Tier Brewing Company
American Pale Wheat Ale
8.00 % ABV


 
Review by decoman on 08/28/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 2009
Big Fan of this beer as well as HopSun..

Great example of an American wheat beer doesn't try to be something it isn't. Also I feel it it pretty smooth drinking for a higher abv beer. Very nice in the summer. I would love to have this on draft sometime...

Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by tavernjef on 05/07/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
94 3 11 18 5 10 2009
Bright, lightly paled gold at about a medium cast with dullish highlights. Solid streams rise thru with a well placed speed. Tall, firm capping of thick creamy white foam laps at the top with might and barely moves while etching plenty of lace in huge thickly set spongy curtains.

Aroma is semi bright and booming of very dulled lemon, lots of mucky wet wheat and pale malt breadyness with a light spritz of whie grapefruit and lime peel zest. Spicy yet rounded with a nosey attachment to a less yeasty/cloved hefe.

Flavors don't disappoint with a good load of pale and wheat malt keeping a paled sweetness of lightly sugar coated breads slapped with a spicy lemon/tangerine/grapefruit marmalade that has bits of pulp and peel in it. Its adequately tamed and rounded in a nice fullness of tone throughout. The flavor balance is set quite well. Drys ever so faintly in the finish with a bit of floral hoppyness.

Feel is just above medium with a great rounded tone and balance that keeps everything together very nicely. Malts, spicy citrus, and some creamy aspects underneath with just a nudge of crispy carbonation that helps pull the zip of the citric spices thru to the surface.

A fantastic Pale Wheat that will be easily drank down in nearly all Summery, or otherwise, situations where beer might be needed. ST UberSun will hit the spot no matter what. Yum!

Price: $6.70 Served In: Weizen Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 07/28/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 9 17 4 8 2008
I haven't had the "little brother" of this beer --- Hop Sun --- in quite a while. Maybe that's a mistake. Because this one certainly seems further from a Pale Wheat Ale than I expected.

First, the color is much darker, more of a copper color. It's nice, but almost IPA color. The smell has hops right up front, with citrus and a slight sweetness. Wheat really doesn't come out as much as expected. Taste is all about hop bitterness at first, with a very mild citrus from the Centennial hops. Then you get the wheat taste, which is stronger than the smell leads you to believe. Very mild sweetness along with that. Again, the hops are unbalanced here, but maybe that's the point.

Overall, I like this one on its own merits. Not exactly what I'd call a Pale Wheat Ale, Imperial or otherwise. Not enough wheat and more than enough hops. So in the style, you knock it down for that. But for sheer enjoyment, it's just fine. And that's kinda the point for me. I rate it much higher as a simple beer than for the style, and I'm not rating to style in this review.

ETA:
I just noticed that one of the comp beers is FFF Gumballhead. I think that's a fine example of another beer that isn't true to the style, but is a great bottle regardless. If you like Gumballhead, then you'll probably like this one.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Tip Top on 05/12/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 15 4 7 2008
A - Clean and clear, this is definitely a filtered wheat. Golden body with lots of tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Butter colored head is a thick mass that isn't going anywhere.

S - Light wheat and hay. Some lemon zest. Nice fruity hop aroma. Strawberry. Touch of breadiness.

T - Taste is much like the smell. Very fruity up front, with the wheat working with a lemony flavor. Strawberry sweetness plays along with bready pale malts. Hops come in some more, bringing in a citrus bitterness that isn't over the top, but compliments it nicely. One thing I wonder is where all the wheat is. The more it warms, the more green, grassy hops come out.

M - Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Very easy going.

Overall - I really dig this beer as it's a easy going brew that is super drinkable at 8% even. The thing that bugs me a bit is there isn't a whole lot of the wheat character. If you don't pay attention to the style, very enjoyable.

Served In: Pint Glass

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