1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Leinenkugel's Creamy DarkLeinenkugel's Creamy Dark

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

778 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 778
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.12%
Wants: 13
Gots: 25 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002)
View: Beers (34) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 778 | Reviews: 306 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ZOSO2192
ZOSO2192

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

03-30-2014 18:39:38 | More by ZOSO2192
Photo of hotdogtornados
hotdogtornados

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-20-2014 01:19:56 | More by hotdogtornados
Photo of KnappStout
KnappStout

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-19-2014 19:26:53 | More by KnappStout
Photo of jimmah120
jimmah120

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-19-2014 03:42:17 | More by jimmah120
Photo of richaa01
richaa01

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-16-2014 20:21:42 | More by richaa01
Photo of Boca-X
Boca-X

Missouri

3.01/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into snifter. Deep brown, almost black in color. Off white creamy head, disappeared fast, medium lacing.

Smells of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, slight burnt sourdough bread.

Extremely thin, heavy carbonation up front on the tongue. Some sweetness in the middle but fades very fast...actually it's overwhelmed by the bitter coco and burnt toast flavors. A little warmth on the throat going down...some bitter cold coffee lingers in my mouth.

A little disappointed, with a name like Dark Creamy...well you get what I'm saying...dark yes, creamy not even close. Parts of this are ok...but it's not very balanced wth to much carbonation, bitterness and way to thin. I bought in a sample pack...would not buy in a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 23:38:44 | More by Boca-X
Photo of Boverhof3
Boverhof3

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-09-2014 23:53:58 | More by Boverhof3
Photo of msambita
msambita

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +50.2%

03-09-2014 05:17:17 | More by msambita
Photo of alcoholinside
alcoholinside

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

03-08-2014 22:15:56 | More by alcoholinside
Photo of mvanaskie13
mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug: color is dark brown to near black, amber edges, head is tan, presents 1/2 inch thick, lingers well and leaves nice lacing.

Smell is biscuit, wheat, touch of chocolate, really feint roast.

Taste is less creamy than the aroma, mostly a subtle blend of roast and chocolate, subtle biscuit and wheat, maybe some lactose like sweetness, hops are lightly earthy, mostly bittering.

Mouthfeel is crisper than necessary and not what complimentary for a 'creamy' beer: crisp, over carbonated and too biting on the tongue.

Overall, a semi decent brew from Leinenkugel's, but lacking in certain qualities to qualify for a 'creamy' brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 02:52:15 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of Shafaegalo
Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-07-2014 00:21:50 | More by Shafaegalo
Photo of Jra1985
Jra1985

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-05-2014 20:35:46 | More by Jra1985
Photo of jp312
jp312

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-05-2014 01:17:50 | More by jp312
Photo of Shluffy
Shluffy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-02-2014 09:16:46 | More by Shluffy
Photo of JeffSK
JeffSK

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-01-2014 02:34:02 | More by JeffSK
Photo of onlymurderers
onlymurderers

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-27-2014 23:23:59 | More by onlymurderers
Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-27-2014 05:08:36 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
Photo of dpgoblejr
dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-23-2014 04:40:09 | More by dpgoblejr
Photo of nibbish
nibbish

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-22-2014 01:04:22 | More by nibbish
Photo of JerUrbans
JerUrbans

Wisconsin

3.04/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours jet black with small dirty tan head that dissipates very rapidly. Smells quite nice roasted malts, grain, faint coffee. Tastes is malty, with a little bitter chocolate in finish, very drinkable. Mouthfeel is smooth with some slight bitterness. A little like drinking a cola, very carbonated.

Overall wouldn't be my first choice but still it's a solid enough beer for drinking now and then. Wouldn't go out of my way to get this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 21:16:52 | More by JerUrbans
Photo of wiseguywood
wiseguywood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-19-2014 22:02:01 | More by wiseguywood
Photo of BeerForMuscle
BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-18-2014 23:52:25 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of mfnmbvp
mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of March 17, 2014 printed on the bottleneck. Another new beer to me from Leinenkugel's, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Classifies itself as an American dark lager on the label. Expectations are average based on the brewery.

Poured into a Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale pint glass.

A - An aggressive pour conjures two fingers of thick foamy light mocha head on top of a dark mahogany / ruby colored body. Some carbonation lazily floating topside. No lacing. Looks alright for what it is.

S - The smell is another story however. Some dusty chocolate malt, cola, and lots of toast / brown bread / barley notes. Little else going on.

T - Taste follows the nose - bland and uninspired. Chocolate malt, barley roast, toasted breadiness, lager yeast, cola, some dried raisin / fig / date presence, and light indistinct earthiness / bitter / mineral water finish.

M - Smooth and creamy, but thin and watery. Light-bodied with coarse, soda-like carbonation. Lightly bitter finish.

Overall, another fairly boring and uninspired beer from Leinenkugel's. Not foul or offensive, but there is really nothing to write home about here. I suppose it would be okay with limited options, but I wouldn't have it again.

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 18:35:54 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of wynn87
wynn87

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

02-09-2014 08:06:09 | More by wynn87
Photo of kynap55
kynap55

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.9%

02-08-2014 03:22:26 | More by kynap55
Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.