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Leinenkugel's Light - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
66
poor

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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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -25.1%

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Photo of BeerLover99
2.45/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

BeerLover99, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of Tone
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
Photo of Brenden
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
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 happygnome
2.33/5  rDev -12.7%
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

happygnome, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of SMark
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 pweis909
2/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

pweis909, Jul 05, 2006
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 BigBry
2.2/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

BigBry, Aug 06, 2005
Photo of ZAP
2.15/5  rDev -19.5%
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...

ZAP, Jul 26, 2005
Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.