Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
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
2.8/5 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
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
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
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
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
Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.