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Old 04-08-2007, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default AHS Sunshine Wheat (New Belgium)

So we are in Colorodo a few weeks ago and I had to try the real Fat Tire while I was there. It did not last long and then I tried New Belgiums Sunshine Wheat and it was very good, my wife liked it alot. Anyway, I order ther kit from AHS to give it a try. The kit includes 1/4 ouce crushed coriander and 1/4 ounce sweet orange peel. Now I have had a beer before with the orange/coriander, I think it was a Blue Moon, anyway it was not one of my favorite tastes. I understand belgian ales are somewhat of an aquired taste. Anyway, the Sunshine Wheat we tried in Colorodo did not have any orange/coriander flavors and since I really do not like this taste I was going to leave it out or cut it down to 1/3 of the specified amount. Does anyone else who has tried this beer think it should have this in it?? Sould I add any of it?? Is the kit accurate?? Any suggestions... Thanks.

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Old 04-08-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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Unlike German Wheat Beers, Sunshine Wheat needs no lemon wedge to bring out its citrus bouquet. If anything, a fresh orange slice buddies up well to the coriander and orange peel within.

http://www.newbelgium.com/beers_sw.php

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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See if you can find a beer called Hoegaarden. It's relatively common, I think that has the best orange corriander flavor out there, and I'm not crazy about blue moon either. You may end up liking the Hoegaarden, I think that your kit will be most like that one. I've never had that Sunshine Wheat before though.

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Old 04-08-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. That link above made me thirsty, good info. Since I did not recall that flavor it surprised me it was in there. I ended up putting 1/2 the amount of orange/coriander asked for in the recipe because I wimped out and did not want to take a chance. I should just trust the guys at AHS. I will also look for some Hoegaarden, thanks for the suggestion, because that Blue Moon was just too strong for me...

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Old 04-08-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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Definitely give Hoegaarden a try. I fell in love with it overseas and have had a hard time getting it locally. I have one left in the fridge, and I might just have to pop the top after reading this...

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I think the kit is missing one key ingredient "1 cup Fruity Pebbles". I didn't like Sunshine Wheat. It did have a fruity taste, so if you liked it add the Corriander and Orange Peel

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