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Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
66
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 26.22%
Wants: 6
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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4/5  rDev +49.8%

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KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of scaliasux
3.88/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

scaliasux, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of CraftPro
3.63/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As far as beers go, I must admit that I do not care for the majority of products in the "Light" category. Some, such as Bud Light, are completely undrinkable to me. I would like to further qualify my comments by saying that I do enjoy a good "working man's brew" and love finding the hidden gems in the line-ups of legacy brewers such as Leinenkugel's. This is one of those gems.

Leinenkugel's Light has a darker color than one might imagine, darker than many of the "non light" American adjunct lagers, and a good taste to go along with it. I may be in the minority here, but this is the lone example of where I prefer the "Light" derivative over the full-bodied version (in this case Leinenkugel's original). Leine's Light is simply just a refreshing brew, perfect after a long day out in the sun. We always seem to have a case on hand during the summer.

It's rumored that Leine's Light has been discontinued. It has come close to this fate on a number of occasions and I simply hope that does not happen. It would be disappointing to part ways with the one "Light" product that stands out as being simply a fine beer!

CraftPro, Mar 25, 2014
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bigbeers84, Oct 01, 2012
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RievyRW, Dec 03, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brenden, Jan 24, 2009
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2.8/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Tone, Jul 08, 2009
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ahommell, Sep 16, 2014
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2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

SMark, Oct 13, 2006
Photo of kmeves
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

kmeves, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I am not a fan of light lagers but since my sister brought me back two bottles of this from the brewery, I figured I would try it. This beer is not really limited edition, but it is only circulated within 60 miles of the Leinenkugel Brewery. This looked more like a bottle of water being poured than a beer. There was a small amount of a wheaty aroma, but nothing else. The taste; what taste! This would be a good beer for someone who hates the taste of beer. Some may enjoy it for something light, but not myself.

ALESwhatCURESya, Jan 06, 2004
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Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.