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Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's LightLeinenkugel's Light

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BA SCORE
66
poor

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 27.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ALESwhatCURESya on 01-06-2004)
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +69.2%

04-19-2013 04:14:18 | More by loose5682
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -6%

08-01-2013 02:45:29 | More by Cynic-ale
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Brenden

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev +18.4%

Pours clean and clear. Lacing is a bit light and the head isn't anything to dance about. One of the better tasting light beers I've had, which isn't saying all that much. Surprisingly drinkable. Only a slightly watered-down taste, less than many lights. Fairly decent light offering.

01-24-2009 18:28:54 | More by Brenden
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SMark

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev +2.6%

Head lasted quite a while but it was a straight pour down the middle. Minimal lacing effect as beer was consumed.

Not a lot of bouquet or aroma but very typical of mass marketed beers in this category.

Again, do not forget this is a 'light' beer.

Not a lot of aftertaste which would bring you back and back again. More along the lines of a thirst quencher without the calories if that is what you are into.

Probably could have stepped it up half a point but it is stretching to rank as an average beer in the entire beer world. Not bad for a light though. Too bad about the limited availability.

10-13-2006 18:15:27 | More by SMark
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deanis30

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -24.8%

03-19-2012 01:00:24 | More by deanis30
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

06-23-2014 17:34:50 | More by MoyaHoya
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -24.8%

11-15-2011 18:38:57 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +45.9%

Appearance - Light yellow. Clear. Thin, soapy film of a head. Bubbly. Looks somehow dull in my glass, though. (Maybe it's the cloudy day.) Average to slightly above for a macro light.

Smell - Light sweet malt and adjunct. Actually quite potent relative to most macro lights. Rates a little better than average just because the odor is present.

Taste - Primary impression is crisp and watery. Very light sweet malt flavor that disappears off the tongue. Pretty well balanced and inoffensive. Good for class.

Mouthfeel - Light and tangy like you'd expect a macro light. Nothing special.

Drinkability - This is a better than average light lager. While not competing a very impressive category, this beer is mild and refreshing with flavor that compares favorably to its competition.

03-05-2006 23:02:35 | More by scaliasux
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

10-01-2012 04:57:17 | More by bigbeers84
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Inglewood

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

02-25-2014 16:58:36 | More by Inglewood
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A60sburnout

Illinois

3/5  rDev +12.8%

05-27-2012 09:22:05 | More by A60sburnout
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happygnome

Minnesota

2.33/5  rDev -12.4%

a: normal light yellow appearance accompanied by a white head that is about a quarter inch high. head disapears fast leaving little lacing carbonation is very active
s: sweet malt aromas and hints of hop presence
t: watery, kind of sweet kind of bitter dry finish
m: sharp carbonatio nis sharp, a little too sharp

overall for a light lager this isnt too bad but i am not a big fan of this style

03-22-2007 02:01:33 | More by happygnome
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3agle87

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -6%

07-08-2014 02:24:52 | More by 3agle87
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JJFordick

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +69.2%

09-15-2012 02:12:09 | More by JJFordick
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -17.3%

Can, brought back from the brewery tour. This is a pretty typical light beer. Pale yellow color, not much head (at least nothing that lasts more than 45 seconds). Not much for smell, grain with a bit of alcohol. Taste is similar, some grain or grass - tastes like light beer. Taste and mouthfeel are both watered down. Hops? no. Hard to be dissapointed, because you get what you would expect from the corresponding light version of a big name pale lager.

08-06-2005 19:43:15 | More by BigBry
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Jimboe


1.5/5  rDev -43.6%

10-03-2012 16:05:12 | More by Jimboe
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -27.4%

Clear gold color, little to no head. Light graininess in the nose, no hops, pretty much a cookie cutter light lager so far. Taste is actually kind of foul, slight skunkiness mixed in with cereal grain and maybe a little grassy malt. Again, no hops anywhere. Well carbonated, but this is still a subpar beer.

06-20-2005 13:25:30 | More by TastyTaste
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pweis909

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -24.8%

Disappointed to find this in the fridge. My spouse isn't as adventuresome as I am when it comes to beer.

Well, it's pale and carbonated. Taste's like other macro-"lite" beers. No flavor. If you are looking to drink a low-cal beer, maybe there is some social or psychological reason for going with the regional scale brewery instead of the multi-national, because I just don't see a difference in taste.

Like some other Leinie's products, but am not into this one.

07-05-2006 18:43:00 | More by pweis909
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Shy5

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-11-2014 00:05:58 | More by Shy5
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sweetpaulie73

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -24.8%

01-01-2012 03:47:35 | More by sweetpaulie73
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tomwamp

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +50.4%

11-28-2011 03:17:13 | More by tomwamp
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Tone

Missouri

2.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of adjunct, pale malt, and yeast. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of adjunct, pale malt, yeast, and very slight hop. Overall, not a real good light lager - I wouldn't recommend.

07-08-2009 05:16:05 | More by Tone
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mdbailey00

Indiana

4/5  rDev +50.4%

11-19-2011 12:57:41 | More by mdbailey00
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jgunther71

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24.8%

08-14-2013 19:17:18 | More by jgunther71
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bsevers

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

08-29-2013 03:55:41 | More by bsevers
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Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.