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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
70
okay

1,401 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 96 | 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 freddypsu
1.93/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Very clear, light yellow. Head is quick to dissipate.
Smell - Like a Miller light with a sweet note...not impressive
Taste - Drinkable, summer cutting grass type...that you want to guzzle down. No honey aftertaste and you cannot taste any wheat.
Mouthfeel - carbonated.
Overall - would not buy again.

freddypsu, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.95/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I am not very big on this beer. Tried it several times, and its actually never been very bad, but its also never been good. The idea that they even include honey, or weiss, in the name of this one is beyond me, as it doesnt seem to include either. Just a plain, run of the mill, macro lager for all I'm concerned.

jasonpeckins32, Oct 16, 2007
Photo of atrus138
1.98/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured this into my weisen glass. Absolutely clear light orange. You literally could read through this. A thin layer of suds lay on top and left zero lacing. Smell is comparable to a musty barnyard but with hints of some zesty fruit, mainly lemon. Not very appetizing. Taste is essentially nonconfrontational. There isn't too much there. I noticed some honey as advertised, but it's quite subtle. Some citrus is apparent. I didn't even notice any wheat until the aftertaste. Body is extremely light and it is overly carbonated. Boooring!

atrus138, Feb 26, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
1.98/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

If you reside on either coasts, far from the radius of Leinie's distribution, you probably have no idea how hugely popular this beer is, especially up around here. So obiquitous it is, I was once amused to discover a popular gay nightclub in downtown Mineapolis with a sign on the outside, on the main street, declaring "now serving Leinenkugel's Honey Wiess on tap!" Were there really people stopping before entering it's doors and saying," naw, let's skip this gay bar, no Honey Weiss!"
So let's revisit it, already, for the first time in years...
Color, a bright, shiny, utterly transparent bright yellow color, topped with a big, snow-white, fluffy head. Certainly not the "hefe" sort of "Weisen", for there's no haze at all.
Aroma: practically none, containing that usual Leinie's stink, sorry. Bit of a pilsner feel to it, but nothing like I'd expect from any wheat beer, certainly showing no traces of the "real Wisconsin honey" boasted of on the label. Appears a bit sweetish after all, though, but I still don't like it a bit.
Taste: flat, ...uneventful, lacking in malt and hops and anything pleasurable, yielding no texture and very little flavor. The honey does seem to peep up a tad, but any association you may conjure from a weizen of any kind does not abide here at all.
Now, tasting it bare naked, I know why so many prefer it with a lemon. And, now that I have one again, I understand how the customers at my bar felt when I offered them a real weizen instead, and they didn't like them at all. They don't like real weizens, and they probably don't really like beer at all.
This is so carbonated, yet flat in flavor, it's more like a soda pop, than an actual beer. Drinkability might be considered high, if the flavor and mouthfeel weren't so abysmal.
Rotten, really, but girls think it's tops. And girly guys.
Gets sour as it ends. Yuk.
Skip this, let my the sacrifice of my tastebuds not be in vain.

feloniousmonk, Dec 21, 2003
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -33.3%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

mdaschaf, Aug 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Burtonfree77, Feb 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Imsothirsty, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of demitriustown
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 -33.3%

smartassboiler, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of maddogruss
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 -33.3%

robbyb, May 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

justintcoons, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

poogas, Mar 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Greggory, Mar 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

Kahlerbock, Feb 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

madwookiee, Jul 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

memoulds, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of skullx
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 -33.3%

klipper, Aug 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.3%

tut2528, Jun 03, 2013
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,401 ratings.