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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Honey WeissLeinenkugel's Honey Weiss

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BA SCORE
69
poor

1,303 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,303
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-07-2002)
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Ratings: 1,303 | Reviews: 444 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MikeAAL:
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MikeAAL

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

A sweet tasting beer. Crisp and refreshing.

Yellow colored body with a white head.

Smells like citrus, hops and honey.

Tastes hoppy with sweetness from the honey and a strong citrus finish.

Light mouthfeel, high carbonation.

I like to drink this beer once in a while. Very refreshing.

04-05-2013 19:43:17 | More by MikeAAL
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

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
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

08-18-2013 23:55:40 | More by mojohawk21
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-07-2012 22:05:11 | More by tectactoe
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-07-2014 00:44:38 | More by GameOfBeers
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-12-2012 23:12:36 | More by dmheinz57
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

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
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loose5682

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-19-2013 04:13:52 | More by loose5682
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Zonayork

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-03-2013 22:18:58 | More by Zonayork
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beaversfan12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-25-2013 16:59:40 | More by beaversfan12
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-03-2014 02:15:40 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

07-01-2014 02:57:35 | More by DaftPatrick
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chip26

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

07-13-2014 23:45:38 | More by chip26
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.9%

11-25-2011 08:11:14 | More by TimoP
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Jason

Massachusetts

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
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

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
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merlin48

Kentucky

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
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Billolick

New York

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
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

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
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-05-2013 19:54:59 | More by Mugenlude
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ryancl

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-02-2012 21:37:36 | More by ryancl
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IrishGreen

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

08-17-2014 11:54:52 | More by IrishGreen
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JC333

New York

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

04-12-2014 21:02:49 | More by JC333
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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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