Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.75/5 rDev -7.7%
Clear gold color, with the head fading away instantly. Faint wheat malt aroma, no honey I can detect in the nose. Sweet cereal flavor, like a bland slightly sweetened breakfast ceral. A touch of honey flavor. Almost tasteless. Body is thin and watery.
Uninteresting, hardly more flavorful than sweet water.
07-15-2007 23:14:05 | More by allengarvin
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
2.65/5 rDev -11.1%
A- pretty good looking beer. Transparent straw yellow body with bubbles rising to the top. Thich foamy white head that lasts and lasts. Leaves plenty of lacing behind in the glass. Pours perfect-if it were a pale lager. The transparent color of the body is why I did not rate this one higher. I expect at least a little bit of fog in my wheats.
S- Light smell of honey and sweet caramel malt.
T- Strong taste of honey with some sweet malt backing. Aftertaste is all sweet honey. Not bad but not impressive. My question is...where is the wheat?
M- High carbonation and thin somewhat watery body. The high carbonation helps tame the initial honey taste.
D- This one is drinkable but not very enjoyable. Drinkability on the same level as your average macro lager. This beer was unoffensive but a letdown. I probably won't have it again. Sunset Wheat is a much better offering from Leine's.
06-28-2007 16:27:48 | More by PittBeerGirl
3.55/5 rDev +19.1%
A 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear, fairly light golden color. Head was about 1/4 inch when poured. Settles to a thin surface covering. Aromas of honey and wheat are present along with a bit of hops for good measure. Tastes sweet with the honey and the wheat coming through followed by a hint of hops. Not very complex flavor wise. Has a slightly crisp and smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. easy to drink in a good way. An okay beer overall but certainly nothing special. Worth a try though. Not bad, but not great.
06-24-2007 18:45:34 | More by neenerzig
3.23/5 rDev +8.4%
Poured a pale golden color with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is very light with only a touch of sweetness.
Taste is on the sweet side, and the honey adds to this sweetness.
Finishes with more sweetness.
This beer is easy to drink. Because of the sweetness, one is enough.
06-21-2007 23:22:27 | More by tgbljb
2.85/5 rDev -4.4%
Appearance- pours out a clear golden/dark yellow with thin white head that disapates rather fast and it is highly carbonated
Smell- smells sweet and honey like and strong wheat aroma with a hint of hops
Taste- The wheat and corn adjuncts are what hit the palate first followed by a honey citrus mixture
Mouthfeel- Goes down smooth for the high carbonation, could be described as watery
Drinkability- This beer is refreshing and goes down easily, perfect for summer
06-20-2007 17:40:00 | More by azcat777
2.3/5 rDev -22.8%
Leinenkugels Honey Weiss
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in an English Pint
Recent brewing, stung by 05/07
Poured a clear yellow with a large fizzy somewhat diminishing white head.
Smelt of moderate light bread, honey.
Taste was upfront light sweet bread and honey followed by a light to moderate bitter doughy white bread and light sweet honey and lemon twang on a short finish.
Palate was light bodied, oily, and softly carbonated.
Overall, this seemed like a very insipid and uninspired beer. It has some flavor, but nothing amazing.
05-18-2007 05:54:27 | More by xav33
2.2/5 rDev -26.2%
Wow, where to begin with this one. Leinenkugel has brewed some fine beers that I really enjoy (Red Lager, Sunset Wheat come to mind). So I figured why not try this honey weiss. This beer absolutly reeks! It more or less tastes like a water-down stale natural light! There was little to no head, mouthfeel was non-existent, and it looks like a Falls City Lager on its best day. I picked up a bottle while shopping at Target of all places. Stay clear of this one fellas. If you are gonna try something from Leinenkugel try anything but this.
04-16-2007 23:35:08 | More by pumarocks
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
2.78/5 rDev -6.7%
Fizzy yellow with very little head. Lacing is okay, head retention is not. Aroma is a little sweet, maybe slightly skunky. Smells of adjunct. Flavor is more of the same, no honey at all, mild wheat but also other weak grain tastes, very thin. Having had Sunset Wheat before this one, I thought Leinenkugel's might actually be decent at that style, but this one proved me wrong. No honey, no weiss, no Honey Weiss.
04-06-2007 20:22:50 | More by BretSikkink
3.23/5 rDev +8.4%
Served in a pint glass with a lemon wedge on the rim (which was quickly removed).
Clear straw yellow color, thin white foam than quickly disappeared.
Light malt aroma, with some residual citrus fruit smell. Very crisp and clean flavor. Slight honey taste, but not enough to be overly sweet or cloying. Clean, wheat malt with a dryish finish. A very easy to drink brew, a good summer time beer.
04-04-2007 14:07:19 | More by BigBry
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
1.78/5 rDev -40.3%
I poured this beer into a weizen glass thinking it was a wheat beer. Little did I know, it was Coors Light.
That's what it looked like at least; yellow, fizzy with almost no head... completely clear and exceedingly boring.
The smell was somewhat skunky; light, flavorless with almost no aroma. Bready and yeasty.
Taste was bland and almost unnatural. Absolutely no hint of sweetness from honey (as the name implies) and a very mild wheaty undertone which is more breadlike than that yeasty taste you expect from the style.
Surprisingly, Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat is quite good; mostly because of it's fruitiness as derived from blueberries added. This beer really has nothing to offer, especially one advertised as a honey weiss.
Maybe your buddies who drink nothing other than Miller Light will enjoy this one.
03-11-2007 22:26:02 | More by KFaulkner
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
1.13/5 rDev -62.1%
A - Crystal clear pale yellow brew that appears honey colored if you know the name of the beer, but in a blind test I would call this pale-macro-lager-yellow. A foamy two finger head quickly reduces to a thin wisp of dishwater haze. Some lace is left after swirling, but it all quickly slides back into the brew.
S - Cheapo macro-pils scent with only the faintest hint of of the wheat twang that I was expecting. Mineral and metallic notes are present also.
T - Tastes more wheaty than it smells. Initial wheat twang is replaced by a corny adjunct flavor that is more akin to BMC lagers than it is a wheat beer. I taste minerals, metals, and a very unpleasant sour flavor. A little bit of lemonade flavor. Cooked corn and sugar.
M - Thin and extremely carbonated. More like soda or an alco-pop than beer.
D - This stuff sucks.
02-18-2007 05:38:47 | More by pmcadamis
3.65/5 rDev +22.5%
Light flavored, not quite as malty as some of this style. I think one problem with this is the glass that it came in. I ordered the 22 oz size, draught, and it came in a large thick soda glass, not a large half-liter weizen glass that it should've been served in. I will hold that against Tony Roma's at the Mall of America, not Leinie's. This had a light lagered flavor, so to give it a kick I went against the norm and dropped in the lemon wedge that came with the glass. It did help a little. If you want a good summery beer, and you live within the Leinie's distribution area, I will give this a good recommendation. Once summer is over, you'll want to switch to something different, but this will do nicely during for the season
02-14-2007 22:57:09 | More by Newglarusguy
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
3.53/5 rDev +18.5%
A: Golden yellow color with nice white head the faded to nothing in the first minute with little lacing.
S: Little sweet I guess from the honey and a little malty.
T: Crisp, clean with a hint of honey but a little on the metallic side.
M: Light, watery with the right amount of carbonation for this style of beer.
D: Fairly drinkable beer. To me it leaves a bit of an aftertaste that is slightly unpleasnt but I still enjoy this beer.
01-24-2007 19:52:01 | More by dstc
3.05/5 rDev +2.3%
This is a re-review of one originally done 12/1/2005.
Big, puffy, inviting white head. Clear, golden yellow; the yeasts have definitely been filtered out of this beer. Why? Wheat detectable in the nose, along with aged apples, frosted Christmas cookies, tangy honey, half-baked bread. Not bad., though not as distinctive as that probably makes it sound. The taste-pretty much what I expected from the smell. Better than your average Leiney, but a little bland. Dry mouthfeel; a little watery. Sticky honey finish; I would have preferred it a little cleaner.
01-10-2007 22:48:32 | More by hylton44
3.83/5 rDev +28.5%
Clear yellow gold. Short head of bright white foam drops readily. Limited lacing at best. Sweetish malt in the nose with a flicker of yeasty sulpur and some delicate honey. Medium-light bodied. Delicately crisp, smooth. Flavor offers a drizzle of honey flavor, some mild wheat character, and a sublime but balancing bitterness. Well-rounded but on the sweet side. Finishes clean and semi-dry with a touch of residual honey-like sweetness. Never cloying. Accessible. Enjoyable and refreshing!
01-04-2007 01:46:53 | More by NeroFiddled
3.15/5 rDev +5.7%
Not a bad beer, not a good beer. very average. A little watery on the back of the palate. Not a lot going on. Some honey and wheat characteristics. No real bitterness to note. A no frills beer, best saved for the summer time. I got a leinenkugel's sampler case for 20 bucks, never having heard of their beers. I may have some every once in a while and will offer them to my friends as well. Not bad. Eh.
12-21-2006 03:37:34 | More by jasonjlewis
3.53/5 rDev +18.5%
Pretty good-sized head and a nice, golden color. Yeasty, sweet aroma. Taste is sweet, with a bit of wheat character and yeast. Has a lager-like clean character in the taste. A bit of hops in the finish. Light, bubbly mouthfeel. Drinkable, but pretty straightforward in its sweet, light character.
12-02-2006 22:27:47 | More by AaronHomoya
3.45/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured a light straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a light wheat aroma with hints of lemon zest and sweet honey. Quick and fleeting banana aroma.
The taste was light and clean with a subtle wheat malt with a clear presence of some adjunct grains. A solid sour lemon and light candied honey were present as well.
The mouthfeel was light and dry with ample carbonation.
Overall a very drinkable and refreshing beer. Certainly not a wheat ale, but with the lemon element, more like a very drinkable macro summer ale. Thanks to makeitavintage for this one.
11-25-2006 04:46:27 | More by plaid75
2.63/5 rDev -11.7%
The appearance is a light golden with mild carbonation amounting to little to no head. The smell is slight maybe a hint of the honey. Tastewise, I found it average, medium bodied at best, a bit tinny as well. The mouthfeel was light, a bit watery. Overall, it is a beer that you could sit down with and tip back a few, worth a try, fair price as well.
09-23-2006 12:31:20 | More by adammills
2/5 rDev -32.9%
CONTAINER VOLUME: 355ml
CONTAINER TYPE: bottle FRESH: y PURCHASED @: cub foods COST: 7/6pack HEAD: slight LACE: minimal COLOR: REFLECTED- yellow TRANSMITTED- yellow/org hue AROMA: grains MOUTHFEEL: light PALATE: somewhat adjusts TASTE: I cannot detect the honey CONDITIONS: MOWING/WORKING ON CAR- n WITH FRIENDS- n SIPPING- n GET MY BUZZ ON- n
09-14-2006 05:58:56 | More by TechMyst
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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