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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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1,400 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,400
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 97 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

lucasj82, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +50%

rontmx5, Apr 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -25%

beerbrains, Apr 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

OB1, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25%

jp312, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

gulli, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

EFR94, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of MikeAAL
3.78/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A sweet tasting beer. Crisp and refreshing.

Yellow colored body with a white head.

Smells like citrus, hops and honey.

Tastes hoppy with sweetness from the honey and a strong citrus finish.

Light mouthfeel, high carbonation.

I like to drink this beer once in a while. Very refreshing.

MikeAAL, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of atomicskier1889
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

atomicskier1889, Apr 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

elglueckert, Apr 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

MNBeer1017, Mar 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Steviebear69, Mar 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

Mervjahn, Mar 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Herky21, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev 0%

tom91281, Mar 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

alysmith4, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25%

zhilgy, Mar 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

M1k3y, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of ChrisCage
2.93/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clean, clear light golden/straw color and appears to have plenty of palate scrubbing carbonation in it! The head is a super white color, and starts off quite thick, but quickly fizzles, although not to the extent of being gone...rather it becomes a dense film over top the brew. Lacing seems to be non existent however, with wispy foam quickly sinking back into the beer itself from the side of the glass. Slightly above average looking overall.

S- There is a certain citrus tartness about the overall aroma that is typical of a Kristal....blended in is the touch of honey that the brewery talks about, and a biscuit like sweetness that reminds me of water crisps...slightly yeasty, slightly soda like...there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of bitterness going on either, of which there shouldn't be...overall this reminds me of a cheaper end lager, as the general smell is dull and of adjunct.

T- This tastes almost exactly as my last sentence described the aroma....dull and unassuming! There is a dry grassy/grainy flavor on the palate and with just a slight bit of honeyed sweetness to linger on after the swallow. Other than this, it is more of a cheaper end taste, with corn adjunct prominent throughout. The finish is slightly astringent as well....not the best tasting beer out there!

M- Thin bodied, and with lots of carbonation, as I predicted by the looks. The only saving grace as far as mouthfeel is a gentle smoothness brought on by the honey. Outside of this though, there isn't really anything that makes....slightly cloying after the swallow.

O- I'm disappointed in this beer....its not that it's a bad beer...it's easy enough to drink and perhaps with the recommendation of trying this with a lemon wedge, it would be quite refreshing. My biggest concern is that this looks, smells and tastes very similar to any other American macro brew out there....other than having a slightly sweeter aftertaste...leaves a lot to be desired....Meh....

ChrisCage, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
3.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

Appearance: Clean straw hue with visible effervescence and a thin bubbly white head.

Aroma: Grainy with a hint of adjuncts. A slight malt or hop sweetness.

Taste: Light with some run of the mill lager malt bill. No hop presence. Crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Below medium in body with lots of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Your basic macro lager but with that small town flair. Would I drink it again? Oddly enough, yes. But I never seek it out.

JamesMN, Mar 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

RockinRob925, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25%

MobileMike, Feb 25, 2013
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.