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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 11
Gots: 40 | 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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ilovebeermorales

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +51%

08-18-2012 17:30:28 | More by ilovebeermorales
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4.5/5  rDev +51%

10-15-2012 18:18:11 | More by Clumpapotamus
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4.5/5  rDev +51%

09-20-2012 19:40:18 | More by bchannell
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: True to its character as a filtered wheat beer, it has a golden yellow color with descent head and good lacing.

S: Sweet grass fields in summer sunshine also sporting light yeast notes.

T: Sweet honey taste true to its style with floral hop notes in the back and slightly bittering at the end. The aftertaste is of very clean wheat and long lasting honey.

M/D: Not to light and not to heavy of a feel. The head is creamy and the brew doesn't leave your mouth super dry. A superb thirst quencher and good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 00:53:00 | More by Kemmerlin
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monkryan


4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

04-11-2012 01:40:32 | More by monkryan
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tygry

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

01-01-2014 15:30:09 | More by tygry
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JayJ14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

12-27-2013 18:35:52 | More by JayJ14
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KnappStout

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

03-19-2014 19:27:31 | More by KnappStout
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Scalzunfield


4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

07-04-2014 16:52:38 | More by Scalzunfield
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tellish33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

06-03-2012 19:45:41 | More by tellish33
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BrandonBuckner

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

05-31-2013 15:49:43 | More by BrandonBuckner
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MNmurray


4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

01-28-2013 19:40:34 | More by MNmurray
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I am reviewing this beer today (New Beer Sunday Week ###) in honor of UncleJedI who was in town yesterday for the Cask Ale Fest in Lititz and was talking about having been to the Leinie Lodge on his recent cross-country adventure. The CAN came to me in a rolling (no other way to describe it) trade with resi and it seems like a good way to greet the day.

From the CAN: "Wheat Beer brewed with real Wisconsin honey"; "A unique Northwoods refresher brewed with select malted wheat, Cluster hops & a hint of honey". I have known several real Wisconsin honeys and there is a real reason that I visit that state at least once a year!

Following the Crack & Glug, I was going for maximum head, so I utilized my soon-to-be-famous inverted pour, resulting in a finger-and-a-half of fluffy, bone-white head with great retention. Color was like liquid sunshine in a glass. Beautiful! Deep golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. King Midas would have been envious of the gold. Nose was very malty sweet. As a previous reviewer put it very succinctly - it smelled like being on a tour of the brewery! Dig that! I like brewery tours, BTW. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a wheat beer taste initially, followed by a lingering honey taste on the finish. Man, this was very tasty and a definite CANdidate for the imaginary cooler that I am continually filling for a beach outing. MUCH better than their Summer Shandy, which just begs to be blended with Furthermore's Knot Stock to become a Lemon Pepper Beer. Suddenly, I want to try the Berry Weiss that much more.

Serving type: can

10-31-2010 12:13:52 | More by woodychandler
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bcpriess

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my faves once you get past the German, Austrian, and Mexican lagers. As with many beers, this one is a bit better on draft - just a bit fresher tasting.

A: Always a nice golden yellow, fairly clear. It pours with a foamy head, which quickly dissipates, leaving behind some lacing.

S: Not overpowering. Just solidly beery, with a hint of sweetness, and something giving it a freshness.

T: Good. The honey comes through without being overpowering. Just a tinge of bitterness, but because of the presence of the honey, it is very well balanced. Serves well with a squeezed lemon. Taste remains palatable even after a couple pours.

M: This beer fizzes as you drink it, nice carbonation. It feels very clean, and doesn't seem to leave behind any unwanted residual flavors.

D: Pretty good, again. There is a certain fullness to this beer, but it isn't heavy by any means. I think it is just the carbonation. It is definitely a refreshing beer, and one of the better beers in this aspect, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2010 01:43:49 | More by bcpriess
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Somebody left this behind in my fridge from a recent party. Looks like I win.

A - Very pale straw color. Very little head.

S - Pretty good smelling beer. Can smell the honey and a bit of lemon.

T - Sweet taste of honey.

M - Great light feel, plenty of carbonation.

D - This is a very easy drinking beer. I could have several of these with no problems at all.

Pretty good beer. Admittedly my tastes are a bit on the week side but I really like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 02:15:54 | More by richkrull
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad!

From the bottle; no glass involved as I have already had this beer on draught so I know the color.

Straw yellow, clear and not hazy

Smells of honey, and wheat malt

Taste: lemony malt, honey, and slightly bitter finish; well balanced beer

Mouthfeel: smooth

Its not what I normally drink! But, when someone else gives me a six pack, I'm game.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 03:24:04 | More by BierStein711
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shoxroxice

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Honey Weiss is of course a honey wheat beer, it's got a little bit more of a bitter flavor than can compare to Michelob's Honey Lager - but of course we're talking ales vs. lagers here. It's a good flavor, and readily available around where I live.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 16:40:28 | More by shoxroxice
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-13-2011 20:43:46 | More by valkyre65
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Keegan

Germany

4/5  rDev +34.2%

03-11-2012 19:12:33 | More by Keegan
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +34.2%

01-24-2012 13:24:12 | More by sgttibbs
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mikerems

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +34.2%

05-27-2012 15:19:33 | More by mikerems
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tmillhone

Florida

4/5  rDev +34.2%

11-28-2011 21:03:25 | More by tmillhone
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czernobog

Virginia

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-20-2011 20:07:17 | More by czernobog
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birchholz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-11-2011 03:55:59 | More by birchholz
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +34.2%

11-15-2011 18:37:57 | More by ShwarzAl3r
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.