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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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BA SCORE
69
poor

1,276 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,276
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 49 | 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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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-13-2013 19:35:46 | More by soupieman
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, purchased as part of the Leinenkugel's Autumn sampler pack. Bottle says to enjoy by January 07, 2013 so I am only a couple days late on this one.

A - Non-aggressive pour into a Boulevard tulip glass yields the tiniest half finger of foamy head that recedes into nothing within seconds. Extremely pale, clear, yellow straw color. Steady stream of bubbles rushing to the top. Looks very similar to a Miller Lite or something similar.

S - Pale boring malt smell with a tiny whiff of bubblegum. Maybe the vaguest hint of honey in there somewhere, but otherwise it is a pretty dull sniffing experience. Corn.

T - Tastes like a more tame boring watered down version of the Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest without the hint of spice. Bubblegum malts seem to be dominant again here with a faint hint of honey tickling the tongue. Lots of carbonation. No real flavor to speak of. Corn.

M - Smooth clean watery mouthfeel again. I am really digging for the honey, and it is there, but it isn't very pronounced. Again, carbonated, but it isn't so bad that it completely ruins the beer like some other lackluster brews I've had in the past.

Overall, not a great beer, and probably the lamest beer in Leinenkugel's autumn sampler. I have had home-brewed beers that were way too heavy on the honey, but this beer could definitely use some more. With a low 4.9% abv, use this beer to introduce your friends to something other than Miller Lite or Bud Light.

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss ---2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:20:40 | More by mfnmbvp
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brock146

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-09-2013 03:20:14 | More by brock146
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VirtueVsVice

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

01-08-2013 17:43:30 | More by VirtueVsVice
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Borlando89

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

01-08-2013 06:32:07 | More by Borlando89
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p-goose


1.3/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I poured myself a Leinenkugel Honey Weiss in a .3L weiss glass. The beer seemed to seperate itself for the glass itself. Mind you I carefully clean my glasses according to accepted beer standards. The pizza glass phenomenon is not for me. So I'm not sure why there was no beer clinging to the glass.

A- Not too bad; golden in color that looks okay under artificial lighting.

S- Not so good; I couldn't differentiate anything relating to Honey or wheat for that matter.

T- Yikes. What happened to the taste? There is nothing that resembles what we call 'flavor' in this beer.

M- Watery- that's being kind too.

O- Huge dissapointment. I expected something respectable. I know I have high standards but even an average beer drinker deserves better then this.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 19:57:41 | More by p-goose
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napetry

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-06-2013 23:28:27 | More by napetry
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

01-04-2013 03:06:07 | More by TheBigBoy
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White


4/5  rDev +34.2%

01-02-2013 19:50:30 | More by White
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Raynae


1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

01-01-2013 00:08:03 | More by Raynae
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Auraan

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-31-2012 06:26:30 | More by Auraan
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ebenicr

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-31-2012 00:40:45 | More by ebenicr
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imthaschmidt


4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-28-2012 16:42:39 | More by imthaschmidt
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Winston_Smith

Kentucky

2.15/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by March 11, 2013

Appearance: Crystal clear straw color with zero head. Looks like AAL.

Smell: Not impressive. Smells like adjuncts.

Taste: What taste? I can't make out any honey. It tastes like AAL. Not good.

Mouthfeel: Light... like water.

Overall: Stay away. I might drink one for free.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 01:21:48 | More by Winston_Smith
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brewsadedotcom

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-24-2012 23:13:53 | More by brewsadedotcom
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NickThePyro

Washington

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-24-2012 04:32:52 | More by NickThePyro
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-23-2012 05:28:12 | More by EvanWilliams
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eaddy-p


3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-22-2012 21:18:48 | More by eaddy-p
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David1975

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-22-2012 20:10:54 | More by David1975
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Oester16


3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-22-2012 15:22:27 | More by Oester16
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spikechiquet

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-22-2012 05:40:01 | More by spikechiquet
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

12-19-2012 02:24:53 | More by BeerMeBrah
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JBest

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-18-2012 18:58:06 | More by JBest
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-17-2012 03:45:29 | More by Hopstout
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menacho1

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-14-2012 05:55:05 | More by menacho1
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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