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Northwoods Lager - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 16.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-02-2002)
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured i would see what this was about, unfortunately it was the best option available in a liquor store with somewhat poor selection. A pale amber lager poured with a half finger almost white head. Decent retention, especially considering how scant the head was. Somewhat actively carbonated with fine bubbles. Some decent and intricate lace sticks to the inside of my glass.

Bready malts, a hint of more roasted malt is also present, reminding me of roasted peanuts. Scent of cream corn and some grassy hops also present. Note that after catching the floral citrus hop taste it does indeed reveal itself in the nose.

Wow, im pleasantly surprised here. A pleasing floral citrus flavour revealed itself along with the grassy hop finish. Bready malts are predominant, but the mild toasted and nutty flavour adds complexity to this brew. The vegetal qualities in the nose are still present to remind the drinker that this is indeed a lager.

Almost medium bodied, with a medium level of carbonation. Malt forward, and somewhat sweet, yet still a pretty clean and crisp brew. Fairly smooth, almost creamy, yet has a toasty edge.

This lager was made for quaffing, and has just enough flavour and body to hold a drinkers interest while doing so. Definitely a few steps above fizzy yellow water. This is a well made, approachable lager that is easily drinkable and sessionable. Hope it gets brewed during the summer months, as this would be a good brew to start and finish with at family gatherings, or just to enjoy something on a hot day. A pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 20:24:22 | More by demcorhip
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Had this one many times back in the late 1990s...always appreciated it on the deck by the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota...provides me fantastic memories of the special people in my life...cool summer evenings and bold winter days...I believe it needs to be reborn.

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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: golden yellow with hue of orange, big fluffy head, ok lacing.

S: grainy, citrus, hint of pine.

T/M: hint of sweet grain, citrus, light bread, light/medium body, lots of carbonation.

D: This is an amazing offering from Leinenkugel. This should be their standard lager. One of the best American Pale Lagers out there.

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12-29-2010 18:11:54 | More by BeerLover99
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kmeves

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with a fluffy white head. Mildly sweet aroma has some lager yeast profile to it. Nice, crisp malty body has a good hoppy balance. Finishes smooth and bittersweet. Typical of leinie's beers. Too plain for the serious beer drinker and too flavorful for the masses.

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keoki182

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Leinenkugel's Northwoods is a more flavorful lager than most of the well-known lagers on supermarket shelves. It looks and smells like a normal American lager (read: macro) but has a richer lager flavor. That is, it's grassy and grainy smelling. It's drinkable, but I usually pass when I see it. *Leinie's did recently reintroduce a batch as a limited edition but I was unable to review it.

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06-30-2008 22:34:55 | More by keoki182
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witster18

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

one of the better leiny offerings... I'm still stuck wondering why everyone likes Sunset wheat...? Northwoods lager is standard lager fare...pours a gold with a slight tint of copper.. lots of bubbles, minimal head that leaves quite quickly. The nose is a bit of floral rosiness with that earthy corn lager graininess.... taste is like the nose. A bit sweeter than the average American Lager and a bit more distinctive for sure. A bit of malt and Hops can be detected(thankGod)... I wouldn't go out of my way to get this but I wouldn't turn it down like I would the Sunset wheat.

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06-21-2008 17:54:46 | More by witster18
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pweis909

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a light amber-dark gold color with a medium head. The aroma is lightly malty and the taste has a light sweetness to it. There is little hoppiness to this beer. In the mouth, it is smooth, and it goes down easy. Reasonably drinkable. A decent, if not distinctive, example of American lager.

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Greggy

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- 1 finger head, orange color, no sediment.

S- Floral apricot, with touch of light orange, light hopiness, and decent balance of malt and hops.

T- Pretty Austere here. w/ just a hint of maltiness.

M- Low carb, slightly smooth

D- This could be sessionable, but it isn't great. Clearly, in my opinion, a beer targeted for BMC drinkers.

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jasonpeckins32

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2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a few shades darker than gold, nearly a copper hue to it. Completeley transparent. Looks thin-bodied with mild carbonation.

The nose is very mild. Smells like an average, every day run of the mill brew.

The taste is very malty and full up front, followed by a very clean finish. Mouthfeel is soft and almost oily. Could definitly use more carbonation.

Drinkability is decent. Not my favorite beer, nothing exciting, but nothing to complain about either. Ive had a lot worse.

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04-14-2008 03:50:06 | More by jasonpeckins32
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Northwoods Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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