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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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76
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881 Ratings
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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 14
Gots: 76 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

Beautiful head and lacing, light texture on the tongue, a bright after taste, a dark slightly red coloration, a lingering sweetness, effervescent, a hint of coffee bitterness. delightful and easy to drink all night.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

A moderate pour produces a 1.5 inch head that looks pretty creamy and proves fairly sticky. The beer is a moderately dark ruby yellowish brown with moderate carbonation.

Roasty and grainy in the aroma and flavor. Maybe a little earthy funk. Definite coffee notes and pungent grain and malt in the flavor. Dry on the finish, with lingering, but quite subtle funk and pungent fruit in the aftertaste. Really, quite a clean, lager finish but with some interesting aroma-flavors. Creamy, almost spritzy mouthfeel.

This is probably Leinie's best brew.

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3.16/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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2.88/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

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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.

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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 881 ratings.