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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

1,316 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,316
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 65 | 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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deebo

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

A-Clear golden with thin head that quickly dissipates

S-A faint hint of barley/wheat like aroma with a touch of ethanol

T-upfront barley with a hint of sweetness, end note of clean hops that quickly cleans up begging you for another drink

M-Smooth, thin and easy to drink

D-Easy drinking, made for any occassion, a nice local beer.

I've drank a lot of this one in my day. My favorite from Leines. They seem to have become more interested in making a buck vs. complex beers with a lot of their recent offerings. Honey weiss is one they have had in their rotation for many years so making it efficiently was probably less of a concern before being bought by Miller. Perhaps this is why this beer has more complexity, albeit not much, vs. their new offerings.

04-02-2011 01:52:00 | More by deebo
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

At TJ Rockwell's in E-town.

A: Pretty hazy for a kristalweizen; the middle of the mug verges on amber. Thin white head.

S: Nose has wheat, orange spice, and honey. The sweetness pairs nicely with the mild tartness of the wheat. Honey is a rich addition.

T: The witbier base, spicy with orange zest, is very nice. The wheat, lighter, has just a bit of tartness that is slow to emerge. The honey adds both sweetness and depth, strengthening the ale while bringing a significant sweetness. The entire package is very small, no alcoholic heaviness to be seen. The honey brings plenty to the ale.

M: I gulped through this pretty quickly; it caught me off guard. Very refreshing and sweet; Leinie's has a way of sneaking up on you like that.

03-17-2012 18:47:22 | More by akorsak
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cdrogers

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Subtle golden honey in color. Subtle amber.

Smell: Can definitely smell the sweetness from the Wisconsin honey but the lack of an good aroma hop made it too sweet-smelling. Maybe a sterling or saaz hop to add some balance?

Taste: Definitely sweet from the honey but way too much. The cluster hops in this wasn't really enough to overcome the sweet honey flavor.

Mouthfeel: Like I mentioned in the 'Taste' section above the sweetness really carries through in this and is overwhelming. It wasn't horrible if you like a sweeter brew but I can only give it a good.

Drinkability: Maybe something good to have for dessert?

Can recommend this for the most part, enjoyed it a little more than the Classic Amber Leinenkugel.

09-24-2009 05:22:19 | More by cdrogers
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MikeAAL

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

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.

04-05-2013 19:43:17 | More by MikeAAL
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +26.8%

Appearance - Golden yellow body with a nice quarter inch of pure white head.

Smell - Malt and honey aroma that is very tempting.

Taste - It starts out with a crisp malt flavor and moves on to finish with a subtle sweet honey taste. The flavor is smooth and well rounded for a mild brew.

Mouthfeel - The texture of this brew is slightly coarse even with a wet feel is has.

~ I enjoy this beer and am proud to say it's brewed only an hour and a half away from my home. If you haven't had a Honey Weiss, you need to try one and see what the buzz is about.

03-20-2008 02:16:54 | More by cdkrenz
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wiseguywood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

06-15-2014 16:46:05 | More by wiseguywood
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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MobileMike

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

02-25-2013 22:41:34 | More by MobileMike
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

07-19-2014 06:19:37 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Will1508

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

07-30-2014 17:58:47 | More by Will1508
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sweett3k

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

Grab the fishing pole and a cooler of these and you will have a great day. I do not know what it is but I always relate a Leinies to an outdoor activity. What's wrong with that? I guess it is not too bad. Honey and beer go together like PB & J. A great combination. This beer is a clean crisp and refreshing wheat beer. Not to exciting to look at or smell but it taste pretty damn good. Great session beer. My best friend from Minnesota likes to put a lemon with it.

03-08-2011 00:43:45 | More by sweett3k
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

11-06-2013 22:14:00 | More by Bikeboy1
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heathernicki


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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TimErickson


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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ktanner99

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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jcparish88

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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BeerBabe247


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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tjb27

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

05-11-2013 03:48:35 | More by tjb27
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roadies


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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Sergioelijah

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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mr8073

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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hochief

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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awellusedwallet

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.