Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.53/5 rDev +18.5%
Appearance: Pale golden color without too much head. Kind of blase looking.
Smell: Lemony and slighty wheaty.
Taste: I'm getting a lot of lemon. Honey is not really detectable, despite the beer's name. Light wheat malt.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and quite a bit of carbonation.
Drinkability: Goes easily and could be consumed in large doses without becoming tedious.
Notes: They should call this beer Lemon Weiss instead of Honey Weiss, because that is the dominant characteristic I taste in this beer. In fact, this beer is so lemony, that it encroaches on Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy territory. If this WAS the Summer Shandy, I'd be understanding of the lemon taste, but since it's not, it comes off as a rather generic pale wheat beer with too much lemon.
02-04-2010 04:23:58 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours a deep yellow with not much head to speak of,aroma is a little skunky with some fruity malt undertones but a rather unpleasant.Taste is real grainy with some fruity flavors with a biscuity malt flavors in the finish.Not as bad as I thought it would be it was given to me so I didnt have to pay for it so not a bad deal I guess.
03-22-2004 02:17:01 | More by oberon
4.58/5 rDev +53.7%
This was actually a very good beer in my opinion. The aromas of honey when you open the bottle were very noticeable. The taste of this was also very good and will continue to drink this beer when I am able to do so. This is very popular in my area as well.
02-20-2013 18:39:15 | More by RyanLaCount03
3.2/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A: Very pale and crystal clear, straw yellow in color, with about a 1" white foamy head. Retention was pretty good, taking several minutes to recede to a nice layer of bubbles. Light lacing.
S: An odd, yet interesting, fruity smell, sort of a white grape juice smell. If you're looking, you might get a hint of wheat too.
T&M: Incredibly light weight, and light in flavor. A bit on the dry side and rather well balanced. Carbonation is relatively high but with fine bubbles making the texture a little less than smooth. One thing that seems good about this is that the body and finish have pretty solid flavor and doesn't go watery like many others. Finish is quick, light, and lingers just a bit dry.
D: Light. Interesting light complexity. Basically enjoyable and relatively thirst quenching. Not bad.
05-21-2008 00:29:59 | More by SIRIUS2
3.48/5 rDev +16.8%
12 oz brown bottle with a bottle code on the neck ... no freshness date.
A- Quick up and down head, thin white lacing barely sticks. Crystal clear yellow golden color.
S- Light crisp malt grain snap, hint of refined honey. Clean nose.
T&M- Superb crispness on a light and dry mouth feel. A one two snap and twang from the wheat meets a faint honey character and even fainter hop bitterness. No cloying sweetness. Clean wheat malt with a semi-dry finish.
D- A very easy drinking and simple brew. An obvious pick for a summer time beer, or even a stepping stone brew for the drinking impaired. Paired well with some pickled herring and stone ground wheat crackers.
04-26-2006 18:17:26 | More by Jason
3.2/5 rDev +7.4%
I am not a fan of Leinenkugel's. maybe it's the healthy Minnesota/Wisconsin rivalry. Poured straw yellow, with almost no head. Taste is very sweet. The honey is there, but also a faint fruitiness. Finishes sweet and syrupy. Overall, I had heard bad things about this beer. I did not hate it, in fact it was a nice change of pace. Wouldn't recommend it, but wouldn't turn down a bottle either.
01-03-2003 16:48:02 | More by Rifrafboy
2.53/5 rDev -15.1%
My first Leinenkugel, courtesy of my next door neighbor whose old friend from Wisconsin brought some of these by. Pours a clear, very light yellow body with a smallish white head that drops immediately. No lacing. Aroma is sweet clover honey and some sweet malt. No hop presence here. Mouthfeel is light bodied and low on carbonation. Carbonation could have been affected by the long journey in a car trunk. The taste is sweet. Malty sweet, honey sweet, and some wheat grain in the background. Again, no hop presence. Drinkability suffers from the sweetness, which is almost one dimensional. Not a Weiss that I would care to have again.
07-14-2004 10:34:13 | More by merlin48
2.55/5 rDev -14.4%
12 oz bottle, this stuff pours LIGHT straw,clear with a tiny bubble,creamy head and leaves nice lacing. Nose is sugary, so far so good, so how does this stuff taste? Very little taste, too bad. light, sweet, a wiff of honey and that about it, no yeastyness, no hops, not even slight malt notes. Just light, watery and boring.
08-25-2004 00:56:40 | More by Billolick
3.33/5 rDev +11.7%
Thanks to ZAP for this exta canned brew in our initial trade...pretty cool, my first review of beer in a can...never thought it would happen.
A wheat beer made w/ real Wisconsin honey seems well worth a try.
Pours a clear, light golden color w/ two full fingers of fluffy, white head..lacing is quite thick and slides rapidly back into the glass.
Aroma is faint...hint of malt w/ carbonation in the nose.
The taste is decent...a nice dose of honey complements this wheat beer real nicely. Just a small amount of hops, adding just a hint of bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is thin and the carbonation is fairly high, but I could enjoy a couple of these on a hot day (like today) before I'd need to go to something w/ a little more to offer.
Real glad to try this one...thanks again ZAP.
06-26-2005 18:18:20 | More by warriorsoul
3.5/5 rDev +17.4%
Appearance: 1/2 inch head, clear, golden yellow in color, low carbonation
Smell: grass and honey
Taste: sweet honey and grass
Mouthfeel: crisp, light body, moderately sweet, and medium-high carbonation
Drinkability: As a pale wheat ale, this actually is not all that bad a beer. It tastes like a pale wheat with honey--not overly fruited. A different take on the style, that I could session.
04-07-2010 15:54:08 | More by tigg924
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.