Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.75/5 rDev -7.7%
The beer pours a very pale gold color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is not that bad. It has a slight weisen scent, but it seems a bit watery. There also seems to be a small light honey aroma as well. The taste is awful. It is quite watery and skunky with a small honey flavor. I don't taste much wheat here, but I guess it must have some. The mouthfeel is above average. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer drinks average. It is a terrible weisen. It's one and done for me.
02-04-2004 22:55:48 | More by WesWes
3.6/5 rDev +20.8%
12 oz. twist-cap bottle - poured into weizen glass:
Pours light straw yellow with a sizeable white head that descends to a lasting cover. Some vanishing lace temporarily sticks to the glass.
The smell is of wheat tang - some clove - a hint of honey.
The taste is of wheat tang with a touch of clove spiciness. Some well-integrated honey (not too overbearing or sticky) appears in the crisp finish.
Appropriately light-bodied and refreshing. Quite a bit of carbonation without being too harsh or fizzy.
Quite refreshing and thirst-quenching. Honey aspect pretty well-incorporated into the wheat aspect. Not bad for a basic American Pale Wheat Ale.
03-09-2008 23:18:54 | More by jwc215
3.13/5 rDev +5%
12 oz. bottle, picked up in AZ,
A: Pours a pale yellow with a light white head, solid retention, spotty lace.
S: Sweet corn and honey, but very mild, not interesting.
T: I was wondering why this was classified as an AAL, but I get now. There is nothing that would identify this as made with honey or wheat (OK maybe a little with the wheat, but it's mild). A light beer, grainy malt, not the worst tasting thing in the world, honey comes out a bit as it warms, but I'm always wanting more.
M: Light-bodied. Has a fairly firm beer body, nice carbonation and crisp. Bigger than the typical adjunct lager which is nice.
D: For the style this is not bad at all. There is actually some nuance in the flavour, a slight hint of honey. But don't expect anything more than that. I could drink a few of these on a hot AZ day and not be upset. It is a drinkable beer, which is a lot better than many macros.
08-06-2010 05:43:09 | More by Halcyondays
United Kingdom (England)
2.42/5 rDev -18.8%
Brown 12fl oz bottle, just out of date when reviewed. The third beer in my random weird tasting evening 28 Jan 2011.
Poured into my Westmalle chalice: Kristal clear body, bright, golden colour: head did a runner before I could take a look, thin collar after first sip.
Tried to detect some honey smells, but failed, no taste of honey either. The whole experience was a little bland to be honest, lacked any real flavours or individuality, just a boring brew with a name that promised a lot more than it gave.
I'll not be having another!
01-28-2011 21:14:25 | More by BlackHaddock
3.16/5 rDev +6%
This was much better than the Berry Weiss, the honey flavor is a bit subdued and makes for an overall better beer. Still feels a bit lackluster but not too bad for a honey flavored beer. Drinkability is high as it's so light but taste wise and body wise it can improve immensely.
10-02-2008 23:09:45 | More by oriolesfan4
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
2.75/5 rDev -7.7%
On-tap at the Vikes games for the same price (seven bucks) as lesser macro options. I mean, as macros and adjucncts go, this beer is pretty decent, but as an American wheat, it kind of sucks. The aroma has typical DMS/cooked corn like other Leinenkugel brews. The flavor does start out with a mix of Triscut-wheat taste and a drop of honey flavoring, but it's followed by adjunct off-flavors. To reiterate, for cheap beer, its not bad, for craft beer, it sucks.
12-29-2008 20:53:11 | More by tempest
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
3.78/5 rDev +26.8%
At TJ Rockwell's in E-town.
A: Pretty hazy for a kristalweizen; the middle of the mug verges on amber. Thin white head.
S: Nose has wheat, orange spice, and honey. The sweetness pairs nicely with the mild tartness of the wheat. Honey is a rich addition.
T: The witbier base, spicy with orange zest, is very nice. The wheat, lighter, has just a bit of tartness that is slow to emerge. The honey adds both sweetness and depth, strengthening the ale while bringing a significant sweetness. The entire package is very small, no alcoholic heaviness to be seen. The honey brings plenty to the ale.
M: I gulped through this pretty quickly; it caught me off guard. Very refreshing and sweet; Leinie's has a way of sneaking up on you like that.
03-17-2012 18:47:22 | More by akorsak
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.75/5 rDev -7.7%
Poured into a pint.
This beer pours a thin white head and the color is a straw yellow. The head dissipates quickly.
The honey was hardly detected. There was a strong hint of lemon zest as well. Some wheat flavors.
Mouthfeel is very thin and crisp, nothing major going on with this beer.
I could enjoy a few of these beers during the evening on a summer day if I wanted to. Nothing, I plan to buy a lot of.
08-12-2008 07:09:23 | More by mothman
3.45/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured a light straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a light wheat aroma with hints of lemon zest and sweet honey. Quick and fleeting banana aroma.
The taste was light and clean with a subtle wheat malt with a clear presence of some adjunct grains. A solid sour lemon and light candied honey were present as well.
The mouthfeel was light and dry with ample carbonation.
Overall a very drinkable and refreshing beer. Certainly not a wheat ale, but with the lemon element, more like a very drinkable macro summer ale. Thanks to makeitavintage for this one.
11-25-2006 04:46:27 | More by plaid75
3/5 rDev +0.7%
A: Poured a light, clear golden rod with a creamy micro-bubbly white head that faded rather quickly to a thin layering. Visible carbonation was very high and aggressive.
S: For aroma there was honeymalt, sour citrus and a grassy hopping. The nose was clean and lacked a yeasty presence.
T: sweet with fresh cereal grains laced with a honey malt bite which yielded to a dry hay and grassy hopping. There was a big carbonation bite on the swallow as well a nice lingering fade of fresh grains and light grassy hopping. Overall a modest beer at best per style as I was expecting something a tad less carbonated and sweeter.
M: The mouthful was moderate, somewhat slick with a big fizziness from the over-active carbonation.
D: The aggressive carboantion distracts and hurts the drinkability of this beer. Drank like a macro produced American wheat, then again AB does have their hand in the pot.
02-12-2008 00:04:19 | More by beerthulhu
2.93/5 rDev -1.7%
Clear golden. Thick, dense white head. Good retention. Aroma is a little spicy of all things. But I also get a little of that honey sweetness and pilsner like malt qualities on the nose. This is a refreshing beer, if a bit bland. Not really a lot going on that I like. Sweet qualities are really subtle. Matliness almost absent. Bitterness barely perceived. I'd take the Leiney's Original in a heartbeat over this one.
07-29-2003 16:26:36 | More by Bighuge
2.28/5 rDev -23.5%
Drank a ton of this back in the day, had another recently to confirm my thoughts. Meh. Good clarity, lots of carbonation. Smell was of nutrisweet and sawdust.
Taste, like diet tea, toffee, nutrisweet. One of my least favotite offerings from Leinies, and I subscribe to the thought process of Leinie Red = Leinie Feet.
Can't believe this stuff is going for $7+ a 6er now, not worth it at even half that price.
01-19-2011 22:49:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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