Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by kmeves:
2.73/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a clear, light pale blonde with lots of carbonation and a fast dissolving white head. No lacing after the dissolve. Aroma is multi-grain malt, grassy hops, and a slight lemon zest. Flavor is very light bodied, some corn malt and a slight metalic at the back of the tongue. Finish is watery, clean, crisp and no aftertaste. Not bad to a low-calorie, low-carb, light beer.
01-14-2009 19:31:53 | More by kmeves
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.