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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

1,373 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 88 | 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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Ratings: 1,373 | Reviews: 447 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

rontmx5, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of ngraumann
4/5  rDev +33.8%

ngraumann, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Clones21
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smell-Very honey like. Some hops.

Looks-Straw like yellow. Not that great.

Taste-Lots of honey up front. The after taste isn't that great. The after taste, taste like a Bud Light or something like that.

Overall it's not that bad of a beer. Much better than Bud Light or a big mainstreem beer..but not far off from them. Give it a try.

Clones21, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of winzenj
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

winzenj, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of psyclone
2.75/5  rDev -8%

psyclone, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of memoulds
2/5  rDev -33.1%

memoulds, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Keith_Borlick
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Keith_Borlick, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of tallar
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a one-inch white, foamy head that settles quickly, but leaves a fair amount of thin lacing behind.

Amora is slightly sweet, mostly faint honey and malt.

The taste is about what the amora indicated: slightly sweet from faint malts and honey. Theres also a very faint fruity element in there as well, maybe banana?

Overall, a very light bodied but highly drinkable beer. Carbonation reminds me very much of a macro, but it does have a nice clean, crisp finish. Nothing really good or bad about this beer.

tallar, Jun 13, 2006
Photo of robbyb
2/5  rDev -33.1%

robbyb, May 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Mjcanton, Apr 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Grady, Jul 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

madwookiee, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

richgro, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

ilovebeermorales, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of KayKey
3/5  rDev +0.3%

KayKey, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of ChrisQ
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The more opportunities I've had to pour myself a glass of HoneyWeiss, the more I've liked it. The first time, was not a great experience, but some family had given me a 12 pack. Slowly but surely over the next couple of weeks, I found myself enjoying the subtle tastes of a good wheat beer beneath the initially sweet honey.

Like many of Leinenkugel's flavors, this is a great stepping stone brew. From here, I am excited to try some of the Mead beers that are out there.

ChrisQ, Feb 13, 2009
Photo of tmillhone
4/5  rDev +33.8%

tmillhone, Nov 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

Yelnum, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Oester16, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

DrCDPriest, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

Robert63, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

SpencerLanham, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Flonkkertiin, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of TonyBaloney
2.17/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

TonyBaloney, Sep 22, 2008
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.