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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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1,317 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 65 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-24-2014 16:19:18 | More by Mxsluis
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-22-2012 05:40:01 | More by spikechiquet
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

10-15-2013 21:26:02 | More by scottwurst
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

02-05-2014 02:37:50 | More by CCory
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

10-18-2012 20:13:50 | More by skaboom420
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-20-2013 16:46:14 | More by alex_hart
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

05-24-2013 20:33:08 | More by maDUECEgunner
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

11-23-2013 16:24:07 | More by SlidersAce814
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-23-2014 00:01:52 | More by TheNightwatchman
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Sparkley gold with a thin white head that fizzes out quick. I don't smell much of anything. I detect a kind of grainy earthy odor but that's it. No honey or anything special. It kind of just smells like a Miller High Life... Eh, a little better than that, maybe, but not much. I think I can pick up a subtle hint of honey in the taste, however. It has a grainy aftertaste. Anyway, it's light, a touch of sweet, and easy to drink. A gimmick beer I think. With Leinenkugel's beers I'll stick with the Sunset Wheat and Big Butt Dopplebock. Those are good. But I'll avoid the Red and the Honey Weiss. And those are the four that I've have had from this brewer so far. But at prices similar to Bud, Miller, etc. I'd take Leinenkugel's for sure.

01-24-2008 20:18:24 | More by berserker256
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

02-02-2012 23:11:59 | More by ButtomsUp
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured a macro-lager-looking yellow with little head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma was weak with a bit of skunk to it. This tastes nothing like a wheat ale to me. Slight hint of honey in the taste, but the flavor is weak. Not offensive by any means, just a little weak for my tastes. I would not seek this out.

10-25-2007 19:40:45 | More by biggmike
Photo of hero27


2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

They brought in a free keg of this at my cousin's wedding, so I took advantage..

Pale yellow color, thin white head that doesn't really leave much lacing. The smell is light pale malts and a hint of spiciness...couldn't pick up much honey, but there may be a bit lingering there. Flavor is weak malts and tastes quite cheap and macro-ish. No real hearty wheat character...if there was more honey flavor and more wheat to round this thing out, this might be a respectable brew. As it is, it was ok to have a few free glasses on the house, but it's not something I'd run out to buy.

12-31-2005 19:30:45 | More by hero27
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2.76/5  rDev -7.4%

08-26-2014 01:41:13 | More by Lovethemhopps
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Bottle poured to pint glass.

A: 1 finger fast thinning white head, beer is yellow clear color
S: No honey or wheat smell, smells pretty bad, skunked
T: Initail carbonated fizz, smooth aftertaste and finish. Slight old artificial bland honey hint.Barely any honey flavor at all.
M: Decent, smooth, no bite
D: So-so

Nothing special about this beer.
Buy Honey Brown.

02-06-2008 03:16:02 | More by nrpellegrini
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Notes from Aug 08
Sort of a deep straw color,with a faint yeast aroma,maby straw. A light crisp flavor but lacking in any thing that really stands out,very little in the way of hops or malt in the aroma or flavor,and where is the Honey promised on the label,very average,drinkable but very average.

12-11-2008 21:25:05 | More by WakeandBake
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Pale colored beer with an almost non-existent aroma.Taste is water with a faint hint of honey although no sweetness is detected.I can't slam this beer because although it's tasteless it is by no means repulsive.You can get the same taste from a ice cold coors light for half the price.

10-13-2007 04:19:15 | More by matty
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Fizzy yellow with very little head. Lacing is okay, head retention is not. Aroma is a little sweet, maybe slightly skunky. Smells of adjunct. Flavor is more of the same, no honey at all, mild wheat but also other weak grain tastes, very thin. Having had Sunset Wheat before this one, I thought Leinenkugel's might actually be decent at that style, but this one proved me wrong. No honey, no weiss, no Honey Weiss.

04-06-2007 20:22:50 | More by BretSikkink
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Very good looking amber beer Slight head to it very low carbonation The smell of it was very malty The taste of the beer was very bitter which is why I didn't really care for it to me it wasn't very drinkable I probably won't have it again any time soon

08-07-2010 21:00:28 | More by hworking
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District of Columbia

2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Appearance: Straw/gold color, small head, very little in terms of retention

Aroma: Mild, and at most..honey and grain.

Taste: Some grains, and sweetness from the honey...but overall it is pretty mild...I guess mild would be the nicer way of saying "bland", which is what I am leaning towards. Its not bad, but I'm not that impressed by it.

Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated..so it is "crisp" in some sense, but otherwise, nothing too special.

Drinkability: Taste is fairly unoffensive, and the mouthfeel is average, so this is good for this. I wouldn't have a huge problem with a couple of these, its just that I can get much better beers of the same style. Nothing special

01-13-2009 03:46:36 | More by kshankar
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Pale yellow beer, filtered pristinely clear. A frothy, pristinely white head topped the beer and retained nicely. The beer looks to be highly carbonated, which was verified when I tasted.

S-Grainy with hints spicy hop. Subtle aroma, crisp.

T-Wheaty and a little grainy malt, but otherwise kind of blah. Some slight bitterness to counter the malts. Subtle honey character is barely perceptible.

M-As it appeared, the carbonation level is high, as is appropriate to wheat beers. Light-moderate body, at times feels just a little watery.

D-This would be an OK session beer, but it's not a spectacular brew. The flavor is rather plain, the characteristics are unremarkable. Regardless of this, I'll likely continue to drink it, as Leine's Honey Weiss is a staple throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Not bad, but not good.

01-02-2009 00:57:04 | More by CHSLBrew
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2.79/5  rDev -6.4%

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle.
Served: 20 June 2014

Appearance: Had this from the bottle. Marginally interesting bottle art.

Smell: Some wheat notes dominated by an astringent earthiness.

Taste: Bland and bitter banana with more earthiness. Really harsh edge to this one.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated but thin body.

Overall: The worst Leinie's beer I've had and not one I intend on trying again soon. How is this their most popular beer?!

06-21-2014 14:36:18 | More by Beric
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2.8/5  rDev -6%

Beer was poured from a 12 ounce bottle at approximately 46º with a date of 11057. The beer poured with a nice thick head which dissipated in a couple of minutes. Coloring was clear and pale gold. There was no cloudiness as could be expected for most weiss beers.

There were slight hints of malt and maybe some honey but I was unable to detect much else.

The taste was pretty straightforward without noticeable malt or honey. I also failed to sense the crispness that I was anticipating nor did any sweetness jump out at me.

This beer was very acceptable in the mouth. There were no off tastes or anything that would cause you to spit it out rather than swallow.

Overall this is another ok beer from Leinenkugel. The crispness and thirst quenching qualities would probably be better served at a cooler temperature.

09-19-2007 21:04:55 | More by SMark
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2.8/5  rDev -6%

12 oz. bottle into glass pint.

$7.49 / 6-pk.

A: Bright straw body topped with a huge rocky white head to moderate retention leaving behind a heavy lace and creamy cover.

S: Sweet corn aroma with hints of green apple and distant grain. No hop aroma to speak of, and diverts heavily from the normal hefeweizen aromas I would expect from the style.

T: Sweet biscuit backbone with hints of corn and mellow fruit character. Very little hop flavor leading to a very clean finish. Very simple flavor profile, and a bit boring.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rounded smoothness with just the slightest carbonic bite.

D: Excellent session selection based solely on flavor accessibility, ABV, and mouthfeel. Goes down smooth and clean and has just enough flavor to enjoy the process.

O: Solid summer beer, and good stepping stone to more flavorful selections.

10-13-2010 23:44:16 | More by dpnelson1978
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2.8/5  rDev -6%

It looks a little better than it is, pale yellow, some white head, a lot less than you expect for the style.
Aroma is just not there, minimal, and I am not sure what it is. A little alcohol, maybe some bread, but I am forcing the issue.
Thin on the mouth, minor hints of clove and perhaps banana, but I am really looking hard to find something here.
Easy to drink, but why bother...

07-20-2007 03:08:01 | More by brdc
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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