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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

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 11
Gots: 40 | 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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Vendetta

New Jersey

1.93/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale, clear yellow. Decent head, good lacing. Carbonation apparent, not very good looking for a macro.

Smell is near non-existenet. After trying for a bit, all I can get is corn. Absolutely horrid. It can maybe be construed as a bit of corn, nothing else.

There's a bit of honey here, overpowered by the carbonation. I expected more malt, but got very little. This beer is very much mass-market oriented. The corn is readily apparent, the honey seems forced, the carbonation overpowers.

Carbonation affects the mouthfeel as always, and the drinkability is hampered. Not a good track record for Leinenkugel's thus far from me, after this winter pack I'll probably never try another brew from them.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 05:52:09 | More by Vendetta
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freddypsu

Pennsylvania

1.93/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Very clear, light yellow. Head is quick to dissipate.
Smell - Like a Miller light with a sweet note...not impressive
Taste - Drinkable, summer cutting grass type...that you want to guzzle down. No honey aftertaste and you cannot taste any wheat.
Mouthfeel - carbonated.
Overall - would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 03:53:36 | More by freddypsu
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

1.95/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I am not very big on this beer. Tried it several times, and its actually never been very bad, but its also never been good. The idea that they even include honey, or weiss, in the name of this one is beyond me, as it doesnt seem to include either. Just a plain, run of the mill, macro lager for all I'm concerned.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2007 05:47:03 | More by jasonpeckins32
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atrus138

Kentucky

1.98/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured this into my weisen glass. Absolutely clear light orange. You literally could read through this. A thin layer of suds lay on top and left zero lacing. Smell is comparable to a musty barnyard but with hints of some zesty fruit, mainly lemon. Not very appetizing. Taste is essentially nonconfrontational. There isn't too much there. I noticed some honey as advertised, but it's quite subtle. Some citrus is apparent. I didn't even notice any wheat until the aftertaste. Body is extremely light and it is overly carbonated. Boooring!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2008 04:37:10 | More by atrus138
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

1.98/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

If you reside on either coasts, far from the radius of Leinie's distribution, you probably have no idea how hugely popular this beer is, especially up around here. So obiquitous it is, I was once amused to discover a popular gay nightclub in downtown Mineapolis with a sign on the outside, on the main street, declaring "now serving Leinenkugel's Honey Wiess on tap!" Were there really people stopping before entering it's doors and saying," naw, let's skip this gay bar, no Honey Weiss!"
So let's revisit it, already, for the first time in years...
Color, a bright, shiny, utterly transparent bright yellow color, topped with a big, snow-white, fluffy head. Certainly not the "hefe" sort of "Weisen", for there's no haze at all.
Aroma: practically none, containing that usual Leinie's stink, sorry. Bit of a pilsner feel to it, but nothing like I'd expect from any wheat beer, certainly showing no traces of the "real Wisconsin honey" boasted of on the label. Appears a bit sweetish after all, though, but I still don't like it a bit.
Taste: flat, ...uneventful, lacking in malt and hops and anything pleasurable, yielding no texture and very little flavor. The honey does seem to peep up a tad, but any association you may conjure from a weizen of any kind does not abide here at all.
Now, tasting it bare naked, I know why so many prefer it with a lemon. And, now that I have one again, I understand how the customers at my bar felt when I offered them a real weizen instead, and they didn't like them at all. They don't like real weizens, and they probably don't really like beer at all.
This is so carbonated, yet flat in flavor, it's more like a soda pop, than an actual beer. Drinkability might be considered high, if the flavor and mouthfeel weren't so abysmal.
Rotten, really, but girls think it's tops. And girly guys.
Gets sour as it ends. Yuk.
Skip this, let my the sacrifice of my tastebuds not be in vain.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2003 10:39:26 | More by feloniousmonk
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.9%

11-25-2011 08:11:14 | More by TimoP
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damuts222

Illinois

2/5  rDev -32.9%

12-29-2011 01:04:32 | More by damuts222
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TimMack

California

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-02-2012 08:40:02 | More by TimMack
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mdaschaf

Washington

2/5  rDev -32.9%

08-29-2013 02:46:25 | More by mdaschaf
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SakellariosVouvalis

Virginia

2/5  rDev -32.9%

07-06-2014 23:31:05 | More by SakellariosVouvalis
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Burtonfree77

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.9%

02-07-2014 17:33:48 | More by Burtonfree77
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-18-2012 23:04:48 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32.9%

01-27-2012 17:10:31 | More by Imsothirsty
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demitriustown

Michigan

2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours with small head that actually stays around for 20 seconds or so. Aroma slight hint of honey and alcohol smell. Appearence clear blonde color. Flovor was average. It's not a swill beer, but nothing there to really get your taste buds going. decent price at 5.99 a six. Could hardly taste the honey in this beer. I've had way better wheat beers before. Nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 00:12:51 | More by demitriustown
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -32.9%

04-12-2012 01:20:35 | More by smartassboiler
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maddogruss

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a bottle of this into a glass mug.

A: Pours a light golden body that was slightly transparent with a white head with decent retention and minimal lacing.

S: Kind of a bittersweet, malt smell with some sour undertones. Nothing too overwhelming.

T: Not much of a taste at all. Kind of just tastes like a macro-beer, which is none too impressive.

M: A light mouthfeel that seemed overcarbonated as well. Nothing impressive.

D: Nothing too impressive or good. Just a thin, overcarbonated beer with no taste. I was not impressed at all with this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 15:13:14 | More by maddogruss
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robbyb


2/5  rDev -32.9%

05-21-2012 17:59:05 | More by robbyb
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.9%

11-27-2011 23:53:17 | More by justintcoons
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poogas

Indiana

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-29-2012 05:41:06 | More by poogas
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Greggory

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-01-2012 11:10:05 | More by Greggory
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2/5  rDev -32.9%

02-07-2012 15:13:25 | More by Kahlerbock
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madwookiee

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.9%

07-19-2013 02:50:07 | More by madwookiee
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memoulds

Michigan

2/5  rDev -32.9%

11-16-2011 22:40:48 | More by memoulds
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skullx

New York

2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

i was excited to see this for sale in philadelphia in a variety pack since i can only get the sunset wheat in new york . well the honey weisse was a big disappointment i mean big . there was nothing to this beer i think id even drink a rolling rock over this im just wondering if i got some bad ones because the red lager and sunset wheats in the pack were very nice . p.s the other beer in the pack was the creamy dark not that good either

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 17:41:28 | More by skullx
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klipper

Michigan

2/5  rDev -32.9%

08-01-2012 22:11:39 | More by klipper
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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