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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

1,322 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,322
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 67 | 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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3/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2014 21:44:50 | More by Originalkittenmittens
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MadCoBeerMan14

Illinois

2/5  rDev -33.1%

07-25-2014 16:25:12 | More by MadCoBeerMan14
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Robert63


4/5  rDev +33.8%

05-20-2012 14:55:18 | More by Robert63
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Flonkkertiin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.3%

11-16-2012 15:11:13 | More by Flonkkertiin
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TonyBaloney

Minnesota

2.17/5  rDev -27.4%

If I were served this beer in a blind taste I might not be quite as harsh, but for a beer that is marketed as a premium "craft" beer, this is a shameful product, really average beer at the price of good six pack. The flavor is muted, the mouthfeel flat, and aroma and aftertaste are pretty much MIA. I've had their northwoods lager and other phonies and would pretty much say the same thing: these beers are macro quality masquerading as micros.

09-22-2008 14:32:07 | More by TonyBaloney
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cbill

Florida

2.3/5  rDev -23.1%

i don't have much experiance with wheat beers, but this definately is not like the others i've had. pours very pale just like a mass produced lager with no head at all. there was no cloudiness as i've seen in other wheat beers. very slight honey flavor, but not too noticeable. save your money and just buy bud or miller, this really isn't any better and i don't thionk you're realy getting a wheat beer.

07-24-2003 16:09:59 | More by cbill
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beerguy04

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.3%

It has a straw color apperence with little head or lacing. Its suppose to taste like honey but I tasted only hops and wheat. Basically, the good thing is its a beer and not water. But the taste is average for a wheat ale of its kind. I was not great but not bad. I would drink it if thats the best you have.

09-29-2004 15:41:47 | More by beerguy04
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youresomoney

Illinois

5/5  rDev +67.2%

11-22-2011 03:02:43 | More by youresomoney
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Linc

North Dakota

3/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2011 17:56:33 | More by Linc
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SpencerLanham

Turkey

4/5  rDev +33.8%

06-07-2014 11:22:09 | More by SpencerLanham
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vanlanenb


4/5  rDev +33.8%

08-22-2012 00:41:04 | More by vanlanenb
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JPatterson18

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2013 05:33:07 | More by JPatterson18
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Clumpapotamus


4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

10-15-2012 18:18:11 | More by Clumpapotamus
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zhilgy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

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

4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

06-29-2014 04:14:11 | More by ihavemagicpants
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MrFafiso


2/5  rDev -33.1%

03-20-2012 00:49:04 | More by MrFafiso
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JBest

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +33.8%

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

Nevada

2.16/5  rDev -27.8%

Weird!

So I've seen and heard about this beer quite often. I finally tried it and I really wanted to like it. However, this was just a deplorable attempt by Leinenkugal. The appearance is ok with not much of a head and no real lacing but the color may lead you to believe the are some layers of flavor in the glass. The scent is an overwhelming aroma of corn and every other type of cheap filler you can think. Call the smell rancid, skunky or just flat out cheap...it wasn't pleasant. The taste is so disappointing. I can't say it's too horrible as you can drink it...if your Nicholas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas" and need a "fix" but the corn and grassiness hits you right of the bat and you then quickly get some nasty honey flavor. In my opinion there is balance here and it's all bad! The mouth-feel reminds me of tap beer from rusty pipes in a dive bar. Avoid this one! It's too bad , some of Leinenkugal's stuff isn't bad, but they crashed and burned on this one.

11-16-2013 07:14:06 | More by Khad
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brissonm

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2014 05:47:25 | More by brissonm
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fadedsouls

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-24-2013 03:13:47 | More by fadedsouls
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hmart87

Iowa

4/5  rDev +33.8%

12-06-2013 09:07:29 | More by hmart87
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Scalzunfield


4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

07-04-2014 16:52:38 | More by Scalzunfield
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IrishGreen

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-17-2014 11:54:52 | More by IrishGreen
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bcpriess

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +37.1%

One of my faves once you get past the German, Austrian, and Mexican lagers. As with many beers, this one is a bit better on draft - just a bit fresher tasting.

A: Always a nice golden yellow, fairly clear. It pours with a foamy head, which quickly dissipates, leaving behind some lacing.

S: Not overpowering. Just solidly beery, with a hint of sweetness, and something giving it a freshness.

T: Good. The honey comes through without being overpowering. Just a tinge of bitterness, but because of the presence of the honey, it is very well balanced. Serves well with a squeezed lemon. Taste remains palatable even after a couple pours.

M: This beer fizzes as you drink it, nice carbonation. It feels very clean, and doesn't seem to leave behind any unwanted residual flavors.

D: Pretty good, again. There is a certain fullness to this beer, but it isn't heavy by any means. I think it is just the carbonation. It is definitely a refreshing beer, and one of the better beers in this aspect, in my opinion.

04-21-2010 01:43:49 | More by bcpriess
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.3%

01-06-2012 21:17:12 | More by TheDurb
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,322 ratings.