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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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3.92/5  rDev +17.4%

Serving style : 12 oz bottle from $1.49 singles cooler poured for appearance.

Appearance (3.75) : Nice, toasted almond sudsy two fingered head that sticks around for a minute or so and finally settles at about half a finger. Leaves small bubbly webs on the glass. Body is dark chocolate/deep maroon colored and appropriate for the style.

Smell (3.75) : Nutty - perhaps roasted nut; bitter hop, toasted malts, spice. Further in is fresh shucked corn, a bit of coffee bean, and amaretto.

Taste (3.75) : A full american lager flavor with coffee notes and some small hop bitterness. A bit of that nuttiness surfaces towards the finish. Maybe a hint of blueberry. Finishes great. This really is an easy drinking, great tasting dark lager.

Sub note...The bottle reveals straight dark coffee notes. If you're a fan of coffee-tasting beers, drink this one from the bottle - you'll get more of it here.

Mouthfeel (4) : Entirely drinkable, easily a session beer. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy, thick, full, and ends semi-dry. An impressive attempt at a dark lager. Super drinkable for how dark it tastes and how easily one could say it's like a porter or stout.

Overall (3.92) : This beer is probably my favorite Leinenkugels' yet. It's sessionable, tastes great, has a nutty coffee flavor, and still retains that dark euro smoothness. I'd buy a six pack to stock in my fridge in a heartbeat. Good stuff.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Yesterday at 06:16 AM
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Still on my tireless quest to sample all the Leinenkugel offerings I've missed out on, and after catching their new fall explorer pack - bearing Orange Shandy, Creamy Dark, Oktoberfest, and Honey Weiss (which I, admittedly, need to retry) - I simply couldn't resist picking it up. Next beer reviews will be on Creamy Dark, this particular offering, and Oktoberfest, from my favorite mainstream brewer around. Let's light this one on fire.

Appearance - Ostensibly jet black, but added light reveals a very dark, reddish-amber color. A murky aesthetic, with the creaminess and thickness of a bourbon barrel stout, actually. Incredibly interesting and promising.

Smell - Smells heavier than any of Leinie's other offerings, with the nose detecting toasted malts. Hoping this isn't too bitter.

Taste - There is not a shred of bitterness in the beer, from what I can detect, which is probably due to the beer resembling a bit more of a watery texture. However, that doesn't erect any complaints from me. The beer is wonderfully consistent, heavy, appetizing, and follows the nose with tastes of roasted malts that give off the taste of black coffee. Throw in very light carbonation and you have a winning taste.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant and never too strong. A perfect finish to a fantastic beer.

While I'd never session Creamy Dark, for fear of extensive heaviness making me too full too fast, this beer is exquisite in its presentation and taste. It's almost a lighter, less-flavorful Dragon's Milk, which was another fantastic beer all the more. Giving them the same score because they both had me feeling the same way; warm, fulfilled, and satisfied. Hats off to Leinie's on other great beer.

SteveJeremy, Aug 15, 2014
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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.