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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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1,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,333
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 72 | 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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Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.05/5  rDev -31.4%

Bottle neck stamped MAY 30 11. Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Since this is a Kristalweizen, it's clearly a clear beer. Body on the golden side. Small white head with decent lacing and low to decent retention.

Smell - Very very slight banana. Not much else beyond that. Perhaps my senses are a bit dulled right now? I expected this beer to have a much more noticeable scent after having the Sunset Wheat also by the same brewer.

Taste - Very vague honey. Almost like a very watered down mead. Almost no flavor or alcoholic bite.

Mouthfeel - No crispness. Very very small bite. No effervescence. Mostly watery except for what little frothiness there is in the head.

Overall Drinkability - Seriously not impressed by this beer. Not one of Leinenkugels best. I definitely do not recommend this beer. I can see some redeeming qualities for BMC fans, but not for anyone with any palate development whatsoever.

ZenAgnostic, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of F22Chris
2.04/5  rDev -31.8%

F22Chris, Sep 06, 2014
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2.04/5  rDev -31.8%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.01/5  rDev -32.8%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Crystal clear golden body, slowly rising bubbles. White foamy head that recedes to a film, no lacing.

Aroma: Metallic, grains, corn husk?

Taste: Cereal grain body, barely a touch of honey, and a sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated, semi-dry.

Overall: This tasted exactly like an American adjunct lager, with only a trace of anything resembling honey.

JuicesFlowing, Feb 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

mdaschaf, Aug 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

Burtonfree77, Feb 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

Imsothirsty, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of demitriustown
2/5  rDev -33.1%

pours with small head that actually stays around for 20 seconds or so. Aroma slight hint of honey and alcohol smell. Appearence clear blonde color. Flovor was average. It's not a swill beer, but nothing there to really get your taste buds going. decent price at 5.99 a six. Could hardly taste the honey in this beer. I've had way better wheat beers before. Nothing special.

demitriustown, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -33.1%

smartassboiler, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of maddogruss
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Poured a bottle of this into a glass mug.

A: Pours a light golden body that was slightly transparent with a white head with decent retention and minimal lacing.

S: Kind of a bittersweet, malt smell with some sour undertones. Nothing too overwhelming.

T: Not much of a taste at all. Kind of just tastes like a macro-beer, which is none too impressive.

M: A light mouthfeel that seemed overcarbonated as well. Nothing impressive.

D: Nothing too impressive or good. Just a thin, overcarbonated beer with no taste. I was not impressed at all with this one.

maddogruss, Aug 10, 2008
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

robbyb, May 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

justintcoons, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

poogas, Mar 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

Greggory, Mar 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

Kahlerbock, Feb 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

madwookiee, Jul 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

memoulds, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of skullx
2/5  rDev -33.1%

i was excited to see this for sale in philadelphia in a variety pack since i can only get the sunset wheat in new york . well the honey weisse was a big disappointment i mean big . there was nothing to this beer i think id even drink a rolling rock over this im just wondering if i got some bad ones because the red lager and sunset wheats in the pack were very nice . p.s the other beer in the pack was the creamy dark not that good either

skullx, Oct 21, 2007
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

klipper, Aug 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

tut2528, Jun 02, 2013
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,333 ratings.