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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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76
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869 Ratings
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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 13
Gots: 69 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

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3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown with a reddish hue with a tan colored head

S: strong yeast aroma, roasted malt, caramel or toffee notes

T: coffee bitterness, roasted malt, yeast flavors are more subdued, thats about all I get from it

M: smooth, creamy, medium bodied, no aftertaste to speak of.

O: This is a pretty good beer, it doesn't wow or excel but its very drinkable and a great cold weather beer.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.18/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

So this is a beer I used to actually like back in my early 20's, but of course I was drinking straight from the bottles back then.

Well, this is not 'good' the way I remember it, though it is better than the other beer's in the winter sampler pack(though I haven't tried the fireside yet!)
There is some chocolate malt, some caramel malt, some crystal too perhaps? The lager yeast is too crisp, and the bitterness too sharp. The beer isn't overly bitter, it's just that it finishes strangely. It's hard to describe.

The beer feels way overcarbonated and surprisingly thin. The fact that it is the color of a lousy brown ale means this beer doesn't live up to either of the two words that male up it's title. It is an affront to all things creamy, as well as to all things dark. No retention, no lacing. Looks flat, and about as appealing as dirty dishwater.

Overall-- yikes. This is not an F, but this is not very good either... But, at least it's better than the one made by Guinness!

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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1.63/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I snagged this brew for the cold season that has started. Meant to warm me up in the snow, but doesn't do much of that. Not as heavy as I'd like. I see it as generic dark brew, otherwise unable to be categorized. Wisconsin you can do better than this. It's not disgusting.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark brown color with ruby hues in the light. There is a two inch light tan head that forms on the pour and lingers with great head retention.

The aroma is pretty bad. It's amazing, but this beer smells just like a pale adjunct lager even though it has a darker grain bill. Anyway, it's got a basic bready malt profile and no noticeable hops.

The taste is basic. There is a dark brain bill providing notes of roasted grain, and not much else. Very basic.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery. Average carbonation rounds it out.

Overall it's a pretty crappy beer. I don't have much else to say besides that.

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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 869 ratings.