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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

1,249 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 11
Gots: 42 | 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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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden pilsner body that has minimal bubble or sediment... head is generous and two-fingered in its cumulous cloud effect... honey hints with lemon zest that are overpowered by lager malts--not as bright or sweetas expected... rather watery initially, with a hint of depth at the throat...light-bodied, almost a pale pilsner in comparison... iced tea sweetness evaporates the initial honey approach--lacks the strength to significantly rate higher in the taste category...won't be remembered for much more than another Leinie fruit beer that refreshes--but this close to Mike's Hard Lemonade makes me wonder if I should juts have one of those...

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 01:27:27 | More by dacrza1
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-28-2011 18:21:52 | More by scootercrabb
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-03-2014 23:45:05 | More by Dank26
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

12-02-2012 22:53:36 | More by LarryMyers
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AmitC

New York

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-30-2014 02:56:42 | More by AmitC
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A rather dull, bright off-yellow hue, no carbonation, no head, very little action coming from this beverage. Somewhat of a wheaty aroma, faint at that. Just a touch on the creamy side, some wheat flavoring most noticeable in this character-lacking brew. Some sweetness, little to no hop presence, or malt presence for that matter. A grassy palate, nil honey detection. Could quench or refresh on a mild to warm day, but extremely masked flavorings, the honey and the weiss should be removed from the label as they do not exist in this line. A bland offering from a bland line of beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2004 03:38:00 | More by GeoffRizzo
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biggmike

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a macro-lager-looking yellow with little head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma was weak with a bit of skunk to it. This tastes nothing like a wheat ale to me. Slight hint of honey in the taste, but the flavor is weak. Not offensive by any means, just a little weak for my tastes. I would not seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2007 19:40:45 | More by biggmike
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Missouri

3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

wow. that being said....

she poured a pale gold, good clarity, with a decent white head

smelled almost skunked at the getgo because the nose was very euro lager/metallic. cereal grains and a lemon tang. not much of the wheat/yeast and honey nose i was anticipating

taste was more macro lager i think than anything. the honey and wheat flavors are faint. still it's never too sweet or cloying which is good. finish had the sour but pleasant wheat characteristics

body was thin for the most part. feel was crisp and slick. quite a bit of carbonation.

pretty uninteresting beer. easy to drink and probably refreshing if it were warmer out. however better for getting hammered than savoring

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 22:26:52 | More by climax
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happygnome

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: a golden color with a generous inch or higher white head that has good retention time. Leaves a fair amount of lacing very nice
s: kind of a sweet aroma with deffinate hop presence,
t: very nice sweet and bitter combination dry finish
m: medium bodied beer that is smooth and not overly carbonated

overall this is a very good beer that i can see as a session beer

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 01:58:03 | More by happygnome
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ale207

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-26-2014 17:07:51 | More by ale207
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle neck stamped MAY 30 11. Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Since this is a Kristalweizen, it's clearly a clear beer. Body on the golden side. Small white head with decent lacing and low to decent retention.

Smell - Very very slight banana. Not much else beyond that. Perhaps my senses are a bit dulled right now? I expected this beer to have a much more noticeable scent after having the Sunset Wheat also by the same brewer.

Taste - Very vague honey. Almost like a very watered down mead. Almost no flavor or alcoholic bite.

Mouthfeel - No crispness. Very very small bite. No effervescence. Mostly watery except for what little frothiness there is in the head.

Overall Drinkability - Seriously not impressed by this beer. Not one of Leinenkugels best. I definitely do not recommend this beer. I can see some redeeming qualities for BMC fans, but not for anyone with any palate development whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 02:01:47 | More by ZenAgnostic
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supercolter

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is pretty good. Oily head with a bit of lacing. Looks very watered down though.
Smell is surprisingly good. Smell of some faint spice followed by a fair amount of sweet malt.
Taste was not that great. The first couple of sips were good and then it went down hill. Tasted watered down and I don't think you should be able to taste the alcohol in an ABV of 4.9.
Mouthfeel was average as average could be. Not too carbonated at all. But average weight on the tounge.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2006 04:25:16 | More by supercolter
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-23-2014 00:01:52 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-22-2011 05:29:17 | More by Elfastball7
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elec

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-29-2012 01:14:35 | More by elec
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Gold with a nice bright white head.
S- Sweet wheat, American wheat that is, no clove or banana here.
T- Very light wheat taste and sweet. Not that same old stale wheat taste that a lot of American wheat beers seem to have.
MD- On the thin side, and very easy drinking a good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 00:35:19 | More by confer
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-12-2012 02:07:08 | More by Bear1964
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-15-2013 01:27:37 | More by Hypersomnia
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-04-2012 03:29:33 | More by tourdot
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shirfan

New York

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting something with flavors of honey and perhaps wheat when I opened this; instead I got something resembling a slightly-less-adjuncty Molson Canadian.

Aroma is of fruit and chewy honey cough drops. Poured like a true fizzy yellow beer, with a wisp of foam and a pale golden body.

Taste: macro lager with perhaps a hint of wheat instead of corn. The website proudly proclaims "John prefers it over ice, with a slice of lemon or lime". I don't know who John is, but assuming he works at the brewery and is trumpeting about two beer sins, I'm a bit leery. There's really nothing else to say about this beer's flavor...light, non-descript, bland american macro lager.

The High Falls Brewery of Wisconsin?

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2004 19:34:36 | More by shirfan
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-24-2014 17:48:20 | More by drdiesel9483
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +34.2%

01-20-2012 05:07:35 | More by TrojanWheels
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bright, clear yellow. About a 2 cm head...sticks around a little bit with a little foamy lacing.

Smells of a little citrus, but predominantly a wheaty smell. No hint of honey.

Very light and carbonated on the first drink. No hops to be tasted, very little malt overtone, and about the same amount of wheat taste as other weizens. For the life of me I can't find the honey...maybe just a little towards the end of the drink.

Drinkability is very good. I could pound these like bud lights all night.

Overall, nothing outstanding. But on a hot summer day of mowing grass, it'd be great. Was expecting a little more honey taste, not sure how that would affect the beer overall, but an interesting thought. In the end, I would recommend this brew, for someone looking for an easy to drink weizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 21:02:21 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

02-01-2012 21:02:20 | More by Peyton5410
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.