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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

1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,304
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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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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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -1.7%

A Leinie wheat I had with dinner...

A: Yellow, white head, no retention or lace.

S: Honey, wheat (duh?), lemon citrus.

T: lemon citrus, wheat, pineapple, honey sweetness.

M: Light to moderate body, greater than moderate carbonation.

D: Accessible, but not enticing.

07-15-2007 03:12:16 | More by Derek
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Brad007

Vermont

2.95/5  rDev -1%

Color: Pale golden color (similar to a lager) with a big head that fades to a one-finger head. The color is too bright for a wheat beer.

Aroma: Subtle honey and wheat flavors upfront. Sweetness is detectable.

Taste: Starts out somewhat bitter but then fades into a decent wheat and honey taste in the middle. Sweet. Smooth. Nothing much else to note.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and full of honey flavor. Dry. Some lingering bitterness.

Verdict: Similar to J.W Dundees Honey Brown due to being a beer with honey in it. Just not very impressive here. Drinkable but you aren't missing anything if you haven't had it already.

03-02-2008 22:50:49 | More by Brad007
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THECPJ

Delaware

2.68/5  rDev -10.1%

Reviewed from notes:

Appearance: golden yellow with 2 finger white head

smell: honey, wheat,

taste: sweet, lemon zest,

mouthfeel: mild carbonatioin, crisp, metallic on the backend

Drinkability: overall a nice summer beer, just wish it didnt' have that metallic flavor at the backend.

Cheers,

The CPJ

03-03-2011 15:41:38 | More by THECPJ
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dirtylou

Washington

2.95/5  rDev -1%

12oz single, out of the beer shelf in my boy's fridge

appearance: pours a pale golden yellow colour into pint glass, a slight foamy white head with very little lacing follows, looks macro

smell: sweet wet grain, weak malt, very faint honey, midwest corn coming through in the nose, mild peppery spice

taste: sweet malt, grainy, midwest corn flavours, little if no honey taste at all, light lemon peel, grassy. Not very good but if this is as bad is gets then you are in better shape than most

mouthfeel: thin, watery

drinability: its a session, thats fo sho

01-28-2006 05:10:54 | More by dirtylou
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-23-2013 21:13:24 | More by harpus
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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