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Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
66
poor

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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JJFordick

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +69.2%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +50.4%

11-28-2011 03:17:13 | More by tomwamp
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mdbailey00

Indiana

4/5  rDev +50.4%

11-19-2011 12:57:41 | More by mdbailey00
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +50.4%

11-21-2011 22:58:09 | More by KC9LDB
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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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CraftPro

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +36.5%

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!

03-25-2014 01:37:51 | More by CraftPro
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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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RievyRW

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

12-03-2011 23:16:38 | More by RievyRW
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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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A60sburnout

Illinois

3/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +12.8%

09-06-2012 00:45:00 | More by FritzSteinhoff
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev +12.8%

11-28-2011 18:22:43 | More by scootercrabb
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev +12.8%

06-05-2014 22:34:07 | More by TX-Badger
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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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Inglewood

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

02-07-2013 21:44:48 | More by Haybeerman
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Joeyuwp

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2012 19:36:59 | More by Joeyuwp
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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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kmeves

Wisconsin

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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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

01-06-2004 23:48:23 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.55/5  rDev -4.1%

This pours a pale yellow hue with a foamy white head. The aroma is light with grain and yeast. The taste is thin, watery, and grainy. For being a “light beer” at least this has some decent flavor to it. Drink very easy leaving a lingering grain taste. Considering the price, this would be a better option than Miller Lite or Bud Light.

03-16-2013 04:54:54 | More by Lemke10
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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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3agle87

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -6%

07-08-2014 02:24:52 | More by 3agle87
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Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.