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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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1,303 Ratings

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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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3.88/5  rDev +30.2%

Purchased as a variety pack at Beer Zoo in Harrisburg, PA.

A-Clear yet a little hazy

S-honey and wheat

T-was very tasty in that it had that hint of honey that made the pale ale tolerable (for me anyways)

D- I would def recommend a six pack to sit back and enjoy for the games.

Overall i liked the beer even though i am not a Pale Ale lover.

01-19-2008 22:41:29 | More by Dodo2step
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-15-2011 14:42:08 | More by ColSanders123
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-22-2011 16:56:20 | More by Amp
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1.8/5  rDev -39.6%

pours a crystal clear straw yellow color with a short white head that quickly faded to the beer and no lace. weak smell of cooked veggies matchs the taste thats all i want to say about that. mouthfeel was watery and carbonation weak. drinkability zero.

04-10-2008 02:49:50 | More by billybob
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-21-2011 22:58:04 | More by KC9LDB
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

05-18-2014 16:26:07 | More by WVUbrew
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Bottle purchased in a Leinie's Explorer Pack (variety box) from BevMo Cypress.

A: Rambunctious head fizzles up instantly and dies back down within minutes. White foam with large bubbles. Ale is filtered and clear, the color a very light yellow.

S: Grainy, almost corny, with a mild honey sweetness.

T: Tastes like a macro-lager sweetened with honey. Moderate bitterness, though it seems more to come from the alcohol than any hops. Not particularly distasteful; good compared to mass market beer, but little resemblance to a wheat craft beer.

M: Light body with somewhat high carbonation, quite appopriate for the style, though clashes somewhat with the flavor profile.

D: While a poor example of what a "honey weiss" should taste like, this is quite drinkable. I could probably drink a few of these at a party or something instead of a whatever light.

11-10-2008 07:10:26 | More by vacax
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-25-2014 16:56:27 | More by Inglewood
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3.23/5  rDev +8.4%

I have finally reached the end of the summer sampler pack.

Poured this one out of a 12oz can pretty quickly into a regular old pint glass.

A) The quick pour resulted in a nice inch of head, but it was gone in a hurry. The beer was a pale yellow.

S) Light grains and a bit of honey sweetness. Nothing offensive.

T) It's like a light beer with a hint of honey. I mean, you pick up a trace amount of honey, but I'm not sure about the Weiss. It doesn't taste bad.

M) A fairly light bodied beer. It's decent for warm weather, as it is pretty crisp and refreshing.

O) This is okay. If you're at a summer get together, and this one is on the top layer of ice in the cooler... Well, I say dig to the bottom and hope for the best.

06-23-2011 01:31:41 | More by RoamingGnome
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-28-2011 10:42:11 | More by Grebdioz
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32.9%

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.

08-10-2008 15:13:14 | More by maddogruss
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-12-2012 20:19:52 | More by wattoclone
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-23-2013 01:22:47 | More by crowsnest
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West Virginia

2.58/5  rDev -13.4%

Beautifull clear looking golden ale. No head or lacing but highly carbonation.
Very mild smell, slight malt, no hops.
Taste was very bland, almost like drinking carbonated yellow water. No hops or malt present.
Will not buy again. Second of the sampler pack. So far, so bad!

04-07-2007 22:12:24 | More by dmamiano
Photo of shadow1961


2.68/5  rDev -10.1%

Leinenkugel's Honey-Weisse pours out a nice white head over a clear
pale yellow brew. Nose is mostly grain and sharp yeast. Flavor is mostly
of wheat, but thin. Mouthfeel is thin, aftertaste is of wheat. Nothing special
here. By all means, if you're at Applebee's and this what they have on tap,
it's certainly head and shoulders over your various Lites, but I won't be seeking
out this one again, when there are so many better alternatives out there.

03-05-2007 02:30:26 | More by shadow1961
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1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

06-11-2013 00:17:35 | More by neckbeered
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2.93/5  rDev -1.7%

I found this bottle in my parent's refrigerator in Tampa, FL and poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a nice cloudy dark gold color with a two finger sized white head. There was good retention and ok lacing.
Smell: Pale wheat maltedness, not very appealing.
Taste: Orange peel, spiced.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing.
Drinkability: Fair.
Don't drink and review.

12-24-2008 00:38:57 | More by treehugger02010
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3.6/5  rDev +20.8%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a light yellow-golden color with a glistening white bubbly head. Smell is mostly of the wheat malt and slightly sweet of honey. Taste is like the nose, no apparent hops but well balanced with a clean finish. Body is very light with lots of creamy carbonation. This is an easy to drink beer, light in body; not too much on the flavor, but what is there isn't bad.

01-27-2007 04:13:21 | More by gmfessen
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4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-23-2012 05:28:12 | More by EvanWilliams
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3.05/5  rDev +2.3%

Pours out a clear golden straw with a small foamy white head that drops to a very thin layer on top. It has a nice color, but i wanted at least a little amount of yeastyness and more head

Smell. Sweet smell, I'm guessing from the honey, but it also has a lager characteristic to it that reminds me of a sweet lager.

Taste. Again, sweet. The wheat flavors come through with a crispness, while the honey flavor seems to give a little bit of body in the taste.

Mouthfeel. One of the more fuller american wheat beers ive had. Carbonation is quite high and peppery in my mouth.

Overall, a quaffable beer, but not one i would want much of.

11-27-2007 00:26:00 | More by acrawf6
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Rhode Island

2.17/5  rDev -27.2%

appearance- Clear straw color with a bubbly white head.

smell - Honey, lemons, wheat.

taste - Crisp, some wheat present here. Not much going on.

mouthfeel - Light body.

drinkability - I though I was tasting a macro lager here. Goes down like water, not fond of this one.

08-11-2008 03:24:48 | More by auxiliary
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3.13/5  rDev +5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a very clear yellow with an average white head that doesn't stick around too long.

Smells of wheat and other grains with a tiny hint of sweetness. The taste is very similar. Starts out very grainy with a slight honey flavor as well. Nothing real impressive in this, but not too horrible.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with above average carbonation. This is fairly drinkable, goes down pretty easy, but the taste isn't really something that makes you want to go back for more.

08-18-2010 23:20:24 | More by zimm421
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-18-2012 15:08:37 | More by yergermeister
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-30-2014 02:56:42 | More by AmitC
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-18-2012 20:37:53 | More by DruC4
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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