Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
3.4/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Looks pretty good. Nice two finger pale tan head, pretty tight, and wants to stick around. Clear and dark. When backlight it reveals its deep garnet hue. Intricate lacings form and eventually succumb to gravity's pull.
Aroma is pretty clean and almost nondescript. There is, however, an underlying nuttiness and hints of cocao. Hints of Nobel hops at the finish.
A mild graininess is accented by more roasted malts with a touch of nuttiness and toffee. Decent. A touch of grassy hops rises above the clean bitterness present at the finish.
Not a bad brew, just not particularly exciting. Almost medium bodied with a noticeable creamy feel. I think more emphasis on the specialty malts could benefit this brew, it does have a solid, clean bitterness at the finish.
Certainly drinkable. Would make a nice addition to the session fare at a family gathering, or a decent crossover brew. Not much here though, however, to hold the interest of the dedicated craft beer afficionado. Glad to have tried it, probably wont again unless im at another shitty liquor store with shitty selection... hmmm, sounds like the circumstances that lead to the purchase in the first place...
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2009 23:09:29 | More by demcorhip
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3.53/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Sampled last night on 6/25/14 but had this one in the past. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a classic tulip "Augsburger" beer glass from the early 1980's.
Pours a very deep brown in color with some ruby highlights with almost a 1-finger beige head. Some spotty lacing is seen which each sip. The aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and caramel. The taste is pretty much the same with a slight bitter and dry finish, but doesn't linger. Good carbonation. Overall going with a solid '7
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 21:22:14 | More by BeerWithMike
Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.