Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +39.3%
I am reviewing this beer today (New Beer Sunday Week ###) in honor of UncleJedI who was in town yesterday for the Cask Ale Fest in Lititz and was talking about having been to the Leinie Lodge on his recent cross-country adventure. The CAN came to me in a rolling (no other way to describe it) trade with resi and it seems like a good way to greet the day.
From the CAN: "Wheat Beer brewed with real Wisconsin honey"; "A unique Northwoods refresher brewed with select malted wheat, Cluster hops & a hint of honey". I have known several real Wisconsin honeys and there is a real reason that I visit that state at least once a year!
Following the Crack & Glug, I was going for maximum head, so I utilized my soon-to-be-famous inverted pour, resulting in a finger-and-a-half of fluffy, bone-white head with great retention. Color was like liquid sunshine in a glass. Beautiful! Deep golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. King Midas would have been envious of the gold. Nose was very malty sweet. As a previous reviewer put it very succinctly - it smelled like being on a tour of the brewery! Dig that! I like brewery tours, BTW. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a wheat beer taste initially, followed by a lingering honey taste on the finish. Man, this was very tasty and a definite CANdidate for the imaginary cooler that I am continually filling for a beach outing. MUCH better than their Summer Shandy, which just begs to be blended with Furthermore's Knot Stock to become a Lemon Pepper Beer. Suddenly, I want to try the Berry Weiss that much more.
10-31-2010 12:13:52 | More by woodychandler
4.1/5 rDev +37.6%
One of my faves once you get past the German, Austrian, and Mexican lagers. As with many beers, this one is a bit better on draft - just a bit fresher tasting.
A: Always a nice golden yellow, fairly clear. It pours with a foamy head, which quickly dissipates, leaving behind some lacing.
S: Not overpowering. Just solidly beery, with a hint of sweetness, and something giving it a freshness.
T: Good. The honey comes through without being overpowering. Just a tinge of bitterness, but because of the presence of the honey, it is very well balanced. Serves well with a squeezed lemon. Taste remains palatable even after a couple pours.
M: This beer fizzes as you drink it, nice carbonation. It feels very clean, and doesn't seem to leave behind any unwanted residual flavors.
D: Pretty good, again. There is a certain fullness to this beer, but it isn't heavy by any means. I think it is just the carbonation. It is definitely a refreshing beer, and one of the better beers in this aspect, in my opinion.
04-21-2010 01:43:49 | More by bcpriess
4.05/5 rDev +35.9%
Somebody left this behind in my fridge from a recent party. Looks like I win.
A - Very pale straw color. Very little head.
S - Pretty good smelling beer. Can smell the honey and a bit of lemon.
T - Sweet taste of honey.
M - Great light feel, plenty of carbonation.
D - This is a very easy drinking beer. I could have several of these with no problems at all.
Pretty good beer. Admittedly my tastes are a bit on the week side but I really like this beer.
01-17-2011 02:15:54 | More by richkrull
4.03/5 rDev +35.2%
From the bottle; no glass involved as I have already had this beer on draught so I know the color.
Straw yellow, clear and not hazy
Smells of honey, and wheat malt
Taste: lemony malt, honey, and slightly bitter finish; well balanced beer
Its not what I normally drink! But, when someone else gives me a six pack, I'm game.
12-11-2012 03:24:04 | More by BierStein711
4.03/5 rDev +35.2%
The Honey Weiss is of course a honey wheat beer, it's got a little bit more of a bitter flavor than can compare to Michelob's Honey Lager - but of course we're talking ales vs. lagers here. It's a good flavor, and readily available around where I live.
03-01-2010 16:40:28 | More by shoxroxice
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.