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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

1,317 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 66 | 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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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-24-2014 14:13:23 | More by wrightst
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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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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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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
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev +11.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. 09079 on bottle.

A - A three finger white, sudsy head with short retention rests above a very effervescent yellow straw body. Good lacing though.

S - Slight honey aroma compliments the wheat flavor well but it also partially lost in corn and straw huskiness.

T - Sweet, deluded honey is faint but tasty and balances the dry, crisp beer well. Wheat, straw, and corn flavors too.

M - Very sharp and crisp but refreshing. Light bodied.

D - As one of their flagship beers, it's a solid brew for a lighter beer. Decent flavor and aroma coupled with a fantastic drinkability lends this beer well to the session brew category.

06-16-2009 14:43:41 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -1%

I drank this from the tap at a White Sox game.

The beer is pale cloudy gold in color with a white head that lasts longer then I would have thought.

it has no distint aroma or taste for that matter. Its light summer beer, a total sessional that I enjoyed more than I would a Miller lite. Over nothing special, but it is what it is.

08-06-2009 17:41:55 | More by jrallen34
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flagmantho

Washington

2.55/5  rDev -14.4%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden color with a crystal-clear body. Head is two fingers of rapidly-dissipating frothy white foam. Not half bad.

Smell: sweet malty, grainy aroma with a tinge of sourness. Basically your standard adjunct lager smell; not great.

Taste: sweetish; slightly malty, slightly grainy. The alcohol is quite noticeable, which is surprising for a relatively low alcohol beer. Also not great, but better than the smell.

Mouthfeel: not bad carbonation in a light-medium body. Probably the high point of this beer.

Drinkability: ugh. I wouldn't have another.

05-07-2010 02:41:12 | More by flagmantho
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -9.4%

Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. This had a golden color, lighter than I expected. It wasn't especially thick in texture. There was a decent head on it, as well as a good bit of lacing.

I really couldn't detect anything but the wheat in the smell on this one.

This beer bills itself as honey weiss, but - and maybe this is just me - I couldn't really taste any honey at all. There was a mild wheat taste, but mainly it was just like a lot of other average beers.

There was an okay amount of carbonation. The finish was slick. Very average mouthfeel.

Leinenkugel's did nothing for me. It wasn't complex in taste and certainly didn't distinguish itself in any way.

03-13-2008 16:02:37 | More by avalon07
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +2.3%

The guys on my hockey team really like the Leinenkugels beers. So they recently brought the Honey Weiss to our recent game. The Leinie's Honey Weiss was very thin, weak aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. There is honey present and also a toasted wheat flavor. But you're really straining to get either - comes out mostly in the aftertaste. This beer's just about as thin as any light lager - has a bit of a bitter, corny taste to it as well. It's okay drinking on a hot day, I'm sure, but don't look for much dazzlement on your tongue.

11-05-2011 13:55:14 | More by WoodBrew
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KAF

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

07-06-2014 21:53:27 | More by KAF
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

08-01-2013 02:44:59 | More by Cynic-ale
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +22.5%

A - Looks like a pretty clear golden yellow. Carbonation is quite good over a half inch of head that sticks around for a while.

S - Smells rather pleasant. Got the honey, mild grain, and lemony zest down perfectly.

T - Liked it considering Leinenkugel's does great things with the flavor of their beers. You get sweet honey balanced with mild hops (very little) and grain then finishes kind of bitter with lemon.

M - Where it gets in flavor lacks in body. Very light and thin

D - Kind of boring, one dimensional and body was way to light for me to consider a second purchase. Still it was cool to try and overall a tasty beverage.

01-16-2011 22:07:46 | More by DrDemento456
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Dogbrick

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -3.4%

This doesn't hold a candle to Leine's Creamy Dark. Passable wheat beer but there just isn't much under the hood. Faint honey aroma. Straw colored with thin head. Very light flavor with little character.

08-01-2002 12:22:35 | More by Dogbrick
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +15.8%

A big shout out to woodychandler for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of wheat and grains, a touch of honey. Taste is also big on the wheat, some honey is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.

06-23-2011 00:42:20 | More by tone77
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a clean pale yellow, with a white head. In the aroma, wheaty and sweet to dry honey. In the taste, lemon citrus, a wheat like bite, and rounded out with honey flavors of clove. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry wheat and clove like aftertaste. Looks more like a pils, kind of thin and domestic like.

01-14-2012 13:42:11 | More by OWSLEY069
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tavernjef

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -2.7%

Light golden yellow in color, with a good white head, some what lacey. Smells of grassy hops and grains, somewhat citrusy lemon-like, with just a hint of the honey. Taste is a bit watery with a good hop dryness and a touch of honey and lemon. You could easily drink a ton of these, but why?

03-24-2003 10:35:36 | More by tavernjef
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-05-2013 01:03:25 | More by WOLFGANG
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

05-30-2014 19:27:21 | More by RBorsato
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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