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Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
67
poor

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 26.12%
Wants: 7
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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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Tone
2.8/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ZAP
2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a very clear light gold...nose is sweet corn....adjuncty...very watery mouthfeel...even for a light beer...taste has some faint corny sweetness....I expected a slight hint of the Leinies Original somewhat zesty hoppiness but it is nowhere to be found...the taste is OK but the wateryness just overrideds and dilutes the flavor..

Not one of the better light beers made....but drinkable in the right spot...I particularly enjoy it on the tennis court....last time I played the wife I pounded a six pack of water...errr leinie's lights while waxing her 7-5, 6-1 (notice the improved performance after hydrating with Leinies light!!! Fuck gatorade, there'snothing like a little barley flavored water to do the trick)

ABV might be about 3.2 or less....

A good water substitute with a little beer flavor...

Photo of Brenden
3.15/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of BeerLover99
2.45/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: pale yellow, 2 finger head that disappears, good lacing.

S: sweet grain, very subtle hops.

T: grainy, dry finish, sweetness.

M: big carbonation, light body.

D: There are other better light beers and certainly much better
offerings by Leinenkugel's.

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of TastyTaste
1.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of BigBry
2.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Lemke10
2.55/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev +49.3%

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3/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of happygnome
2.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of pweis909
2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.