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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

1,304 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 61 | 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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rontmx5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +51%

04-12-2013 12:53:58 | More by rontmx5
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

04-11-2013 04:19:59 | More by beerbrains
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OB1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

04-07-2013 22:37:31 | More by OB1
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

04-07-2013 16:54:45 | More by jp312
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gulli

Michigan

3/5  rDev +0.7%

04-07-2013 16:36:49 | More by gulli
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

04-07-2013 03:04:00 | More by EFR94
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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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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-05-2013 14:45:43 | More by atomicskier1889
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elglueckert

Montana

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

04-03-2013 06:24:32 | More by elglueckert
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-30-2013 02:16:45 | More by MNBeer1017
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Steviebear69

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-29-2013 01:13:05 | More by Steviebear69
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-27-2013 02:38:01 | More by Mervjahn
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Herky21

Iowa

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-25-2013 12:42:46 | More by Herky21
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tom91281

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-24-2013 19:25:16 | More by tom91281
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Lare453

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-24-2013 18:55:34 | More by Lare453
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-23-2013 18:29:16 | More by ejimhof
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hermit990

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-23-2013 04:23:25 | More by hermit990
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -32.9%

03-21-2013 18:03:36 | More by alysmith4
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zhilgy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

03-14-2013 04:51:22 | More by zhilgy
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M1k3y

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

03-14-2013 02:57:02 | More by M1k3y
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -1.7%

A- Pours a clean, clear light golden/straw color and appears to have plenty of palate scrubbing carbonation in it! The head is a super white color, and starts off quite thick, but quickly fizzles, although not to the extent of being gone...rather it becomes a dense film over top the brew. Lacing seems to be non existent however, with wispy foam quickly sinking back into the beer itself from the side of the glass. Slightly above average looking overall.

S- There is a certain citrus tartness about the overall aroma that is typical of a Kristal....blended in is the touch of honey that the brewery talks about, and a biscuit like sweetness that reminds me of water crisps...slightly yeasty, slightly soda like...there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of bitterness going on either, of which there shouldn't be...overall this reminds me of a cheaper end lager, as the general smell is dull and of adjunct.

T- This tastes almost exactly as my last sentence described the aroma....dull and unassuming! There is a dry grassy/grainy flavor on the palate and with just a slight bit of honeyed sweetness to linger on after the swallow. Other than this, it is more of a cheaper end taste, with corn adjunct prominent throughout. The finish is slightly astringent as well....not the best tasting beer out there!

M- Thin bodied, and with lots of carbonation, as I predicted by the looks. The only saving grace as far as mouthfeel is a gentle smoothness brought on by the honey. Outside of this though, there isn't really anything that makes....slightly cloying after the swallow.

O- I'm disappointed in this beer....its not that it's a bad beer...it's easy enough to drink and perhaps with the recommendation of trying this with a lemon wedge, it would be quite refreshing. My biggest concern is that this looks, smells and tastes very similar to any other American macro brew out there....other than having a slightly sweeter aftertaste...leaves a lot to be desired....Meh....

03-13-2013 22:14:08 | More by ChrisCage
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.06/5  rDev +2.7%

From notes.

Appearance: Clean straw hue with visible effervescence and a thin bubbly white head.

Aroma: Grainy with a hint of adjuncts. A slight malt or hop sweetness.

Taste: Light with some run of the mill lager malt bill. No hop presence. Crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Below medium in body with lots of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Your basic macro lager but with that small town flair. Would I drink it again? Oddly enough, yes. But I never seek it out.

03-07-2013 00:11:48 | More by JamesMN
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RockinRob925

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

02-28-2013 18:12:47 | More by RockinRob925
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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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GRFounder

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

02-23-2013 05:24:57 | More by GRFounder
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.