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Leinenkugel's Red - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's RedLeinenkugel's Red

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766 Ratings

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001)
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1/5  rDev -67.8%

trioxin, May 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -67.8%

Ouroborus, Feb 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -67.8%

tmars13, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Illini5596
1.15/5  rDev -63%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yet another bottle of cheap Wisconsin beer unfortunately. The appearance is very unimpressive, there was some head, but the beer itself looked watery with very little lace. The smell was almost non-existance, other than a slightly unpleasant odor. Tastewise is was undrinkable, watery, sour (not in a good hops sour way either), with little taste what so ever except for an after taste that made you want to dump out the rest of the beer. Which is exactly what I did. I don't recommend this to anyone.

Illini5596, Jan 12, 2005
Photo of rye726
1.2/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This lager pours a clear red color with a weak beige head. The nose has some stale malts and not much else. The taste reminds me more of lager than red. Really light malts with some old hops. The body is watery and over carbonated. I had a few sips of this and dumped the rest out.

rye726, May 26, 2008
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1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

joshshepperd, Jul 04, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

klipper, Aug 01, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

ccozzi, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Tee76
1.6/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beer had a red color to it,and not much of a head on it.The head it did have disappeared quickly.

Very faint smell to the beer (faint caramel smell)

Very light bodied beer with not much flavor at all,very watered down.

A watered down almost flat beer, with not enough flavor to make you want to drink a second one.You're better off drinking a light beer from one of the bigger companies, at least that way you'll get some sort of taste and flavor.

Tee76, Sep 28, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

sendbeer, Jul 03, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
Photo of albern
1.9/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Good Lord, someone should bonk me on the head the next time I reach for a Leine because I have yet to taste one that I would consider good. This one could be the worst yet. It is dreadful. It doesn't look bad mind you, a very clear amber with red notes, some carbonation. The nose is typical of Leine beers, it has that wet cardboard, malty mustiness that just seems indicative of a cheaply made beer. One or two sips of this and away it went. This has a very dry, cracked malty flavor, with a strong musty red roasted graininess that is really hard to get down. The aftertaste is like a chemical explosion in the mouth of flavors that just shouldn't be there and have no business being something one would drink. Wow! this is bad stuff.

albern, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of scaliasux
1.98/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Light reddish-copper in color. Clear and fizzy. Head is white and creamy; leaves little lacing. Average or worse head retention. Rather light for a Dunkel.

Smell - Light sweet malt aroma. Very little if any roasted or caramel notes. Smells more like a much lighter category of lager.

Taste - Sweet malts. Very light nuttiness (almond or walnut). Little lemony sourness at the back end, not real balanced. I would not consider this a very complex beer. One note, two at the max.

Mouthfeel - Light (actually pretty full for a Leinie's) for a Dunkel.

Drinkability - Not as poor as many of Leinie's products. The flavor is not bad on this beer, but doesn't match up to the standards for a dunkel. I'd drink this before most large brewery products. I would not, however, buy this if I wanted a dunkel.

scaliasux, Mar 04, 2006
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1.98/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not the most interesting name for a beer but ok. Pours a darkish red to amber color that is clear and has a limited head that quickly dissipates and no lacing

The smell is non-existent but limited malt hints are present. Some bready notes and a very faint Vienna note. Clean yeast.

The taste is a bit watered down but some graininess and mild flavors. A slight taste of some earthy hop tones but overall this is a bland beer. Slight sour on the finish. No real ester or phenols, relatively clean. Not really to style though.

The mouthfeel is light. A bit wispy and a touch sour in the finish. Could use a lot more depth and complexity. Would like more malt backing and the hops are wrong for style. Clean yeast notes though.

GBB, Jan 17, 2011
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

Hopstimatic, Feb 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
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Leinenkugel's Red from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.