Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +41.1%
This is a perfect example of a dark creamy lager. It's velvety and smooth and chocolaty without a burned flavor in most dark beers. Smooth doesn't even cover it really, it truly creamy. The empty bottle is up on my shelf as examples of great beers right next to Midas Touch, Sunset wheat and Cherry wheat. Something I would recommend to a friend who doesn't know what real beer is but wants a great introduction.
08-22-2010 14:47:56 | More by merddyn2002
4.6/5 rDev +38.1%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an average beer mug at around 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
Appearance: Beautiful dark amber/brown color to the beer. Nearly opaque, exactly what I would expect from a dark beer. The head is nice and foamy at about 3/4 inches tall, and recedes slowly leaving a very thin ring of head around the top of the glass. Creamy and dark; so far, so good!
Smell: Also good; gentle malt aroma accented with what smells like coffee and chocolate tones. Pristine bitterness with a mild sweetness that begs for a taste. It's bitey but also reserved...a wonderfully complex aroma. We shall proceed...
Taste: Excellent...near perfect in my opinion. Leinenkugel's may not be a "microbrewery," but they definitely took the time to personally ensure this one was right. The balance between the hops and the malt is probably the best that I have ever had. Undertone reminiscent of pine, caramel; all very, very well mixed together. Aftertaste is not bitter, it is just as creamy as the label suggests. Beautiful, we've got a winner!
Mouthfeel: Creamy, thick. Not overly carbonated, but a slow fizz occurs upon savoring the beer. Goes down very smoothly; it's not hard to take two or three sips in a row. It IS hard to put down the glass long enough to write out a coherent thought process in one take! :-P
Drinkability: I could easily drink this as a session beer, and would go so far as to suggest that it would be just as appropriate with a steak-and-potatoes dinner as it would be with a bag of Doritos and a bowl of salsa. Versatile beer here, I am impressed.
I have enjoyed many of Leinenkugel's other offerings, and this is no exception. They are a company that must truly care about the taste of their product and not "the-bottom-line." I would absolutely recommend this beer to a friend, but even more so to an enemy; the gesture of friendship may actually melt their heart of stone.
Probably not. But the point is, it's an amazing beer. 8-)
08-10-2010 01:32:41 | More by Lauthaha
4.4/5 rDev +32.1%
A very good beer overall.
A - Very attractive. Dark, rich, A+
S - Creamy smell. Rich, almost coffee like. A-
T - Very exceptional. Stands out from many other dark beers. A+
M - Good feel, not a cement feeling from some other dark beers. A-
D - Not very good with the "long haul", but sometimes that's a good thing. C+
03-12-2007 09:21:14 | More by Beerman420
4.35/5 rDev +30.6%
A - Pours up an inky brown with ruby highlights, and a tan head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of roasted malt with some sweet malt in the background.
T - Taste starts off with a malty sweetness, finishes with a lightly roasted malt flavor.
M - Creamy mouthfeel with nice carbonation.
D - Very drinkable dark lager.
08-11-2008 23:39:09 | More by hiikeeba
Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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