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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

1,303 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,303
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 61 | 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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-20-2013 23:33:52 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

2/5  rDev -32.9%

04-05-2012 16:32:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

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
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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Billolick

New York

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
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-21-2011 02:54:41 | More by dbrauneis
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mothman

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
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-23-2013 18:29:16 | More by ejimhof
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-29-2011 23:31:14 | More by brandoman63
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

06-08-2014 18:05:21 | More by Mebuzzard
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plaid75

New York

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
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

05-25-2014 13:18:33 | More by Latarnik
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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
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mdaschaf

Washington

2/5  rDev -32.9%

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

Minnesota

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
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

09-03-2013 21:12:12 | More by tdm168
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

05-04-2013 23:45:06 | More by Kelp
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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-25-2012 20:09:00 | More by dmorgan310
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

2.38/5  rDev -20.1%

12oz from the "these beers probably should have been drank by now basement cooler".. A couple of these were brought back to Boise by coworkers who spent some time in Minnesota earlier this year... this is my last one.

Pours very clear very light straw color.. short head and minimal lacing.

Smells sweet with some honey remnants.. I am not even picking out pale malts let alone hops... not my cup of tea, although the honey would probably be better in a cup of green tea.

Sweet.. maybe a little citrus mid palate.. finishes slightly sweet with some lingering honey flavors and a touch of yeasty fruitiness... very one dimensional... body is very light and carbonation is very high.. just Okay at absolute best... unpleasant sour as it warms... no malts to speak of.

I really didn't like this one the first time and like it less this time around... If it was available in Boise, I would buy a few and try to turn my macro drinking coworkers and then chastise them for ever liking it.

01-16-2008 07:41:16 | More by JohnGalt1
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.09/5  rDev +3.7%

12 oz bottle served in a Fat Cat pint glass. Best by dated July 2014.

Golden with excellent clarity and a fine white head,

Light aroma and flavor, even for style. Hint of honey in the flavor but good, low sweetness.

O: exceptionally uninteresting.

05-18-2014 00:04:06 | More by chinchill
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-29-2011 23:38:38 | More by PEIhop
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beertunes

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured into weizen glass. Poured a clean, clear, bright yellow with about an inch of white head that dissipated immediately, but left some lacing.

The scent was sour and slightly skunky, with a bit of a sweet background. The taste was pretty much the same. The body was thin. Drinkability was OK, if it were in my local Quickymart, I might grab a sixer for the beach or park.

Not a great beer, but might be worth a shot if you see it.

04-11-2010 22:45:43 | More by beertunes
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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