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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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1,336 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 73 | 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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4/5  rDev +33.8%

CoyDePratt, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +33.8%

I poured this beer into a perfect pint glass, it has a very small white fizzy head on it. The body is a nice golden color body. The smell is sweet of honey and some wheat. I don't taste any wheat, but i get a sweet start and a little hop finish to it, very crisp though. The mouth feel is nice and crisp on the tongue. Overall i think this is a good summer time beer.

chefhatt, Jun 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

trytoketchup, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

Bear1964, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4/5  rDev +33.8%

A refreshing light-bodied ale that goes down easy

A- Very clear amber-yellow with thin, big-bubbled head

S- Smells a bit like honey along with a bottle/metal hint. Not much smell

T- Tastes great on the tongue with many sweet hints carried by light carbonation. After-taste is sorta bottle/metal.

M&D- Feels real good with a light-body and slight carbonation that downs easy

EnojysAnyBeer, May 09, 2008
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

mhsmall84, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

SLeepdepD, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

Antonius08, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of merddyn2002
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Overall, not a bad beer, but I expected more of a honey profile in the beer. There's a bit of honey in the nose but It's barely perceptible in the beer itself. Overall the beer is good, but the wife and I just didn't pick up much of it's namesake in the profile. It's very drinkable, but I'd rather have a sunset wheat if I had a choice.

merddyn2002, Aug 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

Rmatuszak2, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

kbwolfe, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of eb003
4/5  rDev +33.8%

In my opinion this is just a "good, solid" beer. It's not fantastic and won't set the world on fire, but it's good. I think it has a very clean flavor. The color is also good...more clear than I'd expect for a wheat beer. The smell is also good...I also smelled a yeast/wheat smell. The mouthfeel and drinkability are also good. Like I said...it's just a good, solid beer. I'll say it ranks as "better than most" in my book.

eb003, Dec 01, 2005
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

SpencerLanham, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

imthaschmidt, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

whallgren, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

MaddDogg84, Jun 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

hmart87, Dec 06, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +31.4%

Appearance: Bright yellow, almost orange. Ok head rentention that dissipates quickly. A bit flat-looking, but by no means a bad beer.

Smell: Very faint hints of honey. Honestly, for an adjunct, Honey Weiss smells extremely pleasant. Very summery and refreshing. The honey almost transforms into a malt that evades throughout.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Honey with a creamy maltiness. Almost no hops, but some lemon bitterness maybe. Despite the appearance, Honey Weiss is quite thick in a good way. Creamy, honey, good.

Drinkability: Probably the best American Adjunct Lager. Easy to drink with no nasty taste.

Overall: Underutilized and underappreciated.

tjsdomer2, Jul 07, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +30.4%

a- appearance is a light golden with little white head that quickly dies down, with nice carbonation

s-The smell has a good mixture of wheat aromas with a hint of honey

t-the honey flavor in this beer is not very strong or over powering more or less just hints of honey flavor, it does not over power the malt flavors in the beer

m-light feel to this beer and pretty smooth finish

d-lighter body and good flavor combination that are not to overpowering make this beer good to drink on thous warm spring/summer days

huxcrunner, Apr 11, 2010
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3.88/5  rDev +29.8%

Purchased as a variety pack at Beer Zoo in Harrisburg, PA.

A-Clear yet a little hazy

S-honey and wheat

T-was very tasty in that it had that hint of honey that made the pale ale tolerable (for me anyways)

D- I would def recommend a six pack to sit back and enjoy for the games.

Overall i liked the beer even though i am not a Pale Ale lover.

Dodo2step, Jan 19, 2008
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3.88/5  rDev +29.8%

a-golden clear, little shadow, little head when pouring, looks like a regular light beer, but more golden yellow

s-the smell has a hint of honey

t-nice crisp taste with a hint of honey, the honey is not overpowering like berryweiss

m-very enjoyable smooth,

d-one of my favorite light beers, like i stated above the honey is very light and can easily drink a few of these beers

getch, Oct 15, 2007
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3.88/5  rDev +29.8%

When I picked this one out I expected what I got. Pours a bright, clear gold, with an unusually white head. Smells of honey off the comb and a little wheat esters. Tastes a bit thin but up front honey and a little wheat undertones. Pretty easy drinking and an alright after dinner drink.

Portertime, Apr 18, 2008
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3.85/5  rDev +28.8%

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

happygnome, Mar 22, 2007
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3.85/5  rDev +28.8%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss- drank 9/19, bottle>tulip
4.9% ABV, 149 cals ps
A 3.5
Good head, gone quick, semi ok lacing. Bright yellow with a golden honey color, noticeable carbonation
S 3.0
semi neutral, hints of skunkiness, wheat with honey hints are present but subtle
T 3.5
Semi wheat taste, honey on back stage, not hoppy at all, mild body, semi thin in taste
MF 4.0 lightly syrupy in initial palate, buttery honey texture on finish
D 4.5
I drink this stuff if it is the right price, but it would not be my first pick in Honey Wheat beer. It does have less overwhelming honey notes, which I do like that part. It is highly drinkable when it's on sale fro $4 a sixer in the fall. It is a solid session beer for the right price.

unclejimbay, Oct 08, 2008
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,336 ratings.