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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

1,444 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,444
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 139 | 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:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

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Ratings: 1,444 | Reviews: 458
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3.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of claminat420
2.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- poured a transparent water yellowish color with a frothy white head. little lacing.

S- just alil sweet malt (maybe alil help from the honey). not alot going on.

T- just how it smells. really bland and watery. nothing special.

M- light bodied. decent carbonation.

D- let's just say i'm having one that my aunt left over and i'll never have again.

Overall- this beer is as bland as bud. i've said it before and i'll say it whatever amount of times that the only thing good coming out of leinenkugel is the sunset wheat.

Photo of alphagnome
2.56/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance:
Clear, pale sunflower color with a thin, white head. Retention is horrible with traces of lacing. Gobs of carbonation.

Aroma:
Dull. Musty wheat with a bit of honey. Mostly musty.

Taste:
Follows the aroma closely, unfortunately. Musty wheat with a decent amount of honey notes. Watery, everything about this screams, "watered down!" Faint citrus is detectable, but it's not able to redeem this one.

Mouthfeel:
It's crisp and extremely light with plenty of carbonation. Surprisingly refreshing if you can endure the taste. Finish is a hair on the dry side, we can chalk that up to the honey though.

Overall:
Not a complete wreck, but it's definitely nothing to write home about. If you're looking for something light for back to back drinking, there are plenty of others out there that offer more character and a more enjoyable experience. I couldn't in good faith recommend this to anyone.

Photo of j-rod18
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of chaduvel
2.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Upper Deck. Crystal clear golden color, small head that dissipated too quickly. Smell of fair grains, touch of mile hop and some sweet twang. No wheat beer aromas to speak of. Taste is watery with a touch of honey sweetness and hardly any hops. Kind of tasteless. Not impressed by this one at all, I was imagining a German style Weiss beer with real honey flavor too boot. Alas this is not one such nectar.

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of redmosquito
2.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a pretty beer, bright straw in color with a white head (not much lacing however). Not much in the aroma, some maltiness and yeast, but no hops and no honey. The flavor is nice, sweet and then yeasty with that wheat aftertaste. How much honey is in this I wonder? This is a decent summer beer, good at a picnic, a ballgame or the golf course.

Photo of youngleo
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a snow white head that disappated very fast. Very light yellow in color and brew was very clear. I dont know if Ive seen a more clearer beer or not. Virtually no lacing to speak of. Just a couple of white blothes here and there. Very light smelling. Maybe a little sweet honey. Tasted very light also. Had a little taste of honey and maybe a hint of lemon. but not much. Had a slightly bitter aftertaste. Felt ok in the mouth. It was almost like it had little or no carbonation. Very thin and watery. I dont think Ill buy these again. Really had no flavor to speak of. There was nothing to draw you back to the beer.

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of ClavisAurea
2.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Consumed in a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: very pale amber with minor head and very little lace

Smell: cheap mass produced hefeweizen, flowers in the bottom notes

Taste/Mouthfeel: roasted wheat and orange, light and flowery

There are better American wheat beers made out there but I still respect the small craft brewers even if they sell out to the big boys.

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of skrib09
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a pale yellow that's almost clear. white head faded quickly.

smell is basically a faint wheat malt flavor.

taste is a bright wheat with a sweetness to it from the honey. no other depth besides a hint of wheat.

mouthfeel is clean and crisp. it's drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.14/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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2.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev 0%

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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,444 ratings.