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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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1,336 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 73 | 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 paulithan
4.75/5  rDev +58.9%

paulithan, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +50.5%

bchannell, Sep 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Steviebear69, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of freddypsu
1.93/5  rDev -35.5%

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 MakeIncuSciBus
3.08/5  rDev +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.

MakeIncuSciBus, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of Rotisserie
2/5  rDev -33.1%

Rotisserie, Sep 09, 2013
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2.04/5  rDev -31.8%

F22Chris, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of hworking
2.78/5  rDev -7%

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

hworking, Aug 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

WETSU76, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of GuyNamedSid
2.65/5  rDev -11.4%

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

GuyNamedSid, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of arafferty76
3/5  rDev +0.3%

arafferty76, Jul 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

iceberg3k, Dec 21, 2003
Photo of ShamusOGrady
3.58/5  rDev +19.7%

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.

ShamusOGrady, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

SLeepdepD, Nov 26, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Marduk777, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

angelisauce, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Zonayork, Sep 03, 2013
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2.6/5  rDev -13%

Bike_Nerd, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of azcat777
2.85/5  rDev -4.7%

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

azcat777, Jun 20, 2007
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

nuclearwarfare, Feb 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

monkryan, Apr 11, 2012
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1.3/5  rDev -56.5%

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.

p-goose, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of spencerchristie
3.05/5  rDev +2%

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).

spencerchristie, Jun 05, 2008
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4.03/5  rDev +34.8%

The Honey Weiss is of course a honey wheat beer, it's got a little bit more of a bitter flavor than can compare to Michelob's Honey Lager - but of course we're talking ales vs. lagers here. It's a good flavor, and readily available around where I live.

shoxroxice, Mar 01, 2010
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2.4/5  rDev -19.7%

This beer poured thin, with pretty much no head. The color is a pale yellow and the beer seemed very carbonated with tons of bubbles sticking to the glass. The first smell was some what disturbing. Smelled of rotten wheat. The taste was similar to a cheap light beer. There was a little bit of hoppiness in as it hit the tongue which was the highlight but other than that very light and watery. Easy to drink, but not very enjoyable.

stogie12, Apr 22, 2009
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,336 ratings.