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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

1,431 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,431
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 126 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

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2.99/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is pretty good. Oily head with a bit of lacing. Looks very watered down though.
Smell is surprisingly good. Smell of some faint spice followed by a fair amount of sweet malt.
Taste was not that great. The first couple of sips were good and then it went down hill. Tasted watered down and I don't think you should be able to taste the alcohol in an ABV of 4.9.
Mouthfeel was average as average could be. Not too carbonated at all. But average weight on the tounge.

Photo of oberon
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a hint of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left some lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of wheat and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat along with hints of bready malts.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and has more flavors compared to other kristalweizens.

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

wow. that being said....

she poured a pale gold, good clarity, with a decent white head

smelled almost skunked at the getgo because the nose was very euro lager/metallic. cereal grains and a lemon tang. not much of the wheat/yeast and honey nose i was anticipating

taste was more macro lager i think than anything. the honey and wheat flavors are faint. still it's never too sweet or cloying which is good. finish had the sour but pleasant wheat characteristics

body was thin for the most part. feel was crisp and slick. quite a bit of carbonation.

pretty uninteresting beer. easy to drink and probably refreshing if it were warmer out. however better for getting hammered than savoring

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I remember this as one of my very first beers many moons ago. Let's see how things go today: It pours a clear golden-straw topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-buttered biscuit, light wheat, and the lightest kiss of dried honey (which, admittedly, might just be there due to advertising getting the better of me). The taste brings in more of the same, with less of a buttery quality and more of a sweet one. It helps, but it doesn't elevate matters too far. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, an okay beer at best, nothing close to special, but strangely drinkable enough...

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - I poured this one hard into the glass and it released a decent head, which quickly dissipated to a decent lace in a few minutes. Lots of carbonation being released. Overall the beer is clear yellow and nothing beyond that.

S - Hops, wheat and some faint (very faint) sweet smell. I assume that's the honey but it doesn't stand out as a honey smell.

T - It doesn't taste much different than a Leinie's Light with a faint sweetness. There is a noticeable difference but it doesn't standout.

M - This beer just doesn't have the complex and complete body I like in a beer. Its in no way hard to drink but the beer just doesn't seem to have all the components in it.

D - I could drink this all night, but I could say that about most beers. Its not hard to drink and it goes down rather smooth but it pales in comparison to a couple of the other beers Leinie's offers.

On a sidenote I should mention that a guide during my tour of the Leinie's brewery said there are only two drops of honey in each bottle - I can tell. Good to drink every now and then but not something I would do constantly.

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a 12pk Summer Smapler cans from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in spring 2011.

Pours a very pale yellow color with quickly diminishing head. Has a decent scent of wheat to it. Taste it rather simple as it is basically a lighter flavored wheat beer. I'm really searching for the honey taste in it and can not find it. Definetly a summer beer, but essentially is just a glorified Miller Lite taste wise. Certainly not unique by any means.

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Out of the larger brewers that are available in my neck of the woods and widely distrubed to bars/restaurants Leinenkugel's would likely be my choice if there are not any decent micros to choose from.

The beer is a yellow brew that formed a decent head of foam. There was a taint smell of honey that reminds me a little bit like white toast.

The taste is above average for what I have sampled of the macro breweries. I could taste the malt/wheat, but the honey never really rears its head in this brew. Even if I warmed it up a bit, it wasn't there.

The mouthfeel of this beer is rather thin, but I think they carbonate this beer a little too much which tends to fill you up fast. Not a bad beer overall.

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,431 ratings.