Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev +11.7%
Poured into a weizen glass this develop a nice, dense head of foam about two fingers thick which slowly reduced. The beer is a pale yellow with a slight yellow glow and tons of carbonation.
Wonderful smells from the wheat and the yeast. It smells much like a German weizen with a backdrop of astringent lemon. Take that astringency out of it and I would have ranked the smell higher.
Very light in taste...too light. I wanted it to taste as good as it smells and it doesn't. A metallic tang accompanies the rest of the flavors and overshadows them. This beer could have exhibited nice wheat tones and brilliant lemon and subtle coriander with a bit more sweetness from the honey. Instead, those are all pushed to the back and the flaws in the beer shine through. This drops the mouthfeel as well. With the carbonation and classic ingredients, it could have been crisp and refreshing as any weizen, but it's not.
Maybe I'm just spoiled.
09-19-2010 19:30:00 | More by Naugros
2.78/5 rDev -6.7%
Pale colored beer with an almost non-existent aroma.Taste is water with a faint hint of honey although no sweetness is detected.I can't slam this beer because although it's tasteless it is by no means repulsive.You can get the same taste from a ice cold coors light for half the price.
10-13-2007 04:19:15 | More by matty
2.58/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
02-07-2004 03:38:00 | More by GeoffRizzo
2.75/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
10-25-2007 19:40:45 | More by biggmike
3.48/5 rDev +16.8%
12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Light yellow in color with a good amount of carbonation and about an inch of foamy white head.
Smell: Sweet smell with a slight bit of yeastiness to it.
Taste: Really pleasant taste. It has a little bit of a bread like taste mixed with a little bit of sweetness. There is very little bitterness to balance the sweetness but the sweet flavor is not overpowering.
01-09-2011 19:37:23 | More by ruckus232
3/5 rDev +0.7%
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
04-02-2009 22:26:52 | More by climax
3.85/5 rDev +29.2%
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
03-22-2007 01:58:03 | More by happygnome
3.25/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
08-03-2010 00:35:19 | More by confer
2.05/5 rDev -31.2%
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.
04-25-2011 02:01:47 | More by ZenAgnostic
2.88/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
07-05-2006 04:25:16 | More by supercolter
3.68/5 rDev +23.5%
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.
01-28-2011 21:02:21 | More by boilermakerbrew
2.5/5 rDev -16.1%
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?
01-24-2004 19:34:36 | More by shirfan
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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