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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
poor

1,262 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,262
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 12
Gots: 44 | 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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BigSteinsEmpire

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just cracked one of these on a great spring day...can't get much better for the bargain. Sure there's better beers but this one hits great price point and is a quality brew. Great notes of Honey...go figure. Just enough sweetness in it to get you through a warm spring/summer day. I'd take this over the Shandy any day....the shandy is too sweet and fills you up so fast. This is a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 02:40:53 | More by BigSteinsEmpire
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HayesBrewsNews

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +51%

12-28-2011 13:12:25 | More by HayesBrewsNews
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burninmylight93


3/5  rDev +0.7%

04-28-2012 14:48:15 | More by burninmylight93
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paulithan


4.75/5  rDev +59.4%

04-23-2012 03:10:09 | More by paulithan
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bchannell


4.5/5  rDev +51%

09-20-2012 19:40:18 | More by bchannell
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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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freddypsu

Pennsylvania

1.93/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 03:53:36 | More by freddypsu
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MakeIncuSciBus

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a yellowish urine color.

S- Very minimal smell of honey. However, it does smell sweet.

T- Lighter than other Leinenkugel's beers, and with this one I can taste the alcohol. Definitely lacking something.

M- Tastes actually like a light beer

Not a favorite of mine, bought it in a winter variety 12 pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 23:19:00 | More by MakeIncuSciBus
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Rotisserie

Illinois

2/5  rDev -32.9%

09-09-2013 23:11:44 | More by Rotisserie
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hworking

Indiana

2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Very good looking amber beer Slight head to it very low carbonation The smell of it was very malty The taste of the beer was very bitter which is why I didn't really care for it to me it wasn't very drinkable I probably won't have it again any time soon

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 21:00:28 | More by hworking
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WETSU76

Illinois

4/5  rDev +34.2%

04-29-2012 20:22:10 | More by WETSU76
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GuyNamedSid


2.65/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Little to no head. A piss yellow color. Mouth felt a little heavy. the honey was nice...I thought it would have been too sweet, but was impressed with the flavor.

Leaves a little after taste but not necessarily a bad one. I'd say this is more of a cooler weather beer despite it being boxed in the summer sampler.

Overall: Try it

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 01:27:43 | More by GuyNamedSid
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arafferty76


3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-06-2012 03:23:16 | More by arafferty76
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iceberg3k

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Serving: 23-oz. "Brewtus" serving at Applebee's, Rochester, MN

Appearance: Bright amber color, thin, white lace (the head had already dissipated by the time it reached the table) that hung around for a while. Pretty good looking.

Smell: Nondescript; the smell of honey barely appears.

Taste: Thin honey taste with few other real flavor components. The taste isn't really enough to distinguish it; slight (very slight) bitter notes became apparent as the beer warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Am I drinking water? I don't know.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, crisp and clean with little aftertaste, but the other factors are unimpressive.

Overall: Leinie's is something I'd drink if the only other choices were macros, but given a choice, I'll stick with one of my more usual brews.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2003 02:12:02 | More by iceberg3k
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ShamusOGrady

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to mug.
Little head and light on the lace. Nice color, bright and inviting.
Very slight sweet aroma, malty.
Touch of sweetness and low on the hops.
Carbonated well but enjoyably smooth.
I quite enjoyed it, would suggest, good to just sit down and chill out with, not overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:29:08 | More by ShamusOGrady
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SLeepdepD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +34.2%

11-26-2011 21:29:23 | More by SLeepdepD
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Marduk777


3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-09-2012 18:12:34 | More by Marduk777
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eschelp


1/5  rDev -66.4%

07-19-2012 19:57:30 | More by eschelp
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angelisauce

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

09-28-2012 22:47:26 | More by angelisauce
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Zonayork

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-03-2013 22:18:58 | More by Zonayork
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azcat777

Arizona

2.85/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- pours out a clear golden/dark yellow with thin white head that disapates rather fast and it is highly carbonated

Smell- smells sweet and honey like and strong wheat aroma with a hint of hops

Taste- The wheat and corn adjuncts are what hit the palate first followed by a honey citrus mixture

Mouthfeel- Goes down smooth for the high carbonation, could be described as watery

Drinkability- This beer is refreshing and goes down easily, perfect for summer

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2007 17:40:00 | More by azcat777
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nuclearwarfare

Missouri

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-16-2012 06:09:51 | More by nuclearwarfare
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monkryan


4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

04-11-2012 01:40:32 | More by monkryan
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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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spencerchristie

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- very light yellow with a very small head that dissolves quickly.

S- A nice wheat smell with a hint of both lemon and honey

T- A bit more sour than I was expecting. Having had the Summer Shanty and the Sunset Wheat, I was thinking that the honey would sweeten up the beer but somehow, it had the opposite effect, making it tart. Not an overwhelming taste of honey but it was present.

M- Very carbonated. Had a bit of an aftertaste of honey that does sit nicely on the tongue but fades away quickly.

D- Not nearly as drinkable as the other Leine's. I finished a six pack but it took over a week to have the desire to sit down for each one (and I could only take one at a time taste wise).

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 19:45:21 | More by spencerchristie
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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