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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
69
poor

1,305 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,305
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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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-24-2014 17:48:20 | More by drdiesel9483
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-28-2013 04:44:24 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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ale207

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

03-26-2014 17:07:51 | More by ale207
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Golden2wenty1

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev +5.7%

My girlfriend was drinking free all night at the Nitty Gritty here in Madison for her birthday, so I mooched off of her for a while. This is on tap at just about every bar in Wisconsin, pretty standard stuff in these parts.

Pale golden and bubbly in appearance, looks like your standard macro. Smells adjuncty and malty sweet, that's about it. Tastes adjuncty and malty/honey sweet with a bit of a metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is macro bubbly and thin. It take it over a BMC any day, but there isn't much to praise here. A sweet malty drinker, gets the job done.

09-10-2005 20:59:14 | More by Golden2wenty1
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-28-2011 18:21:52 | More by scootercrabb
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-11-2014 17:20:37 | More by cardinals22
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

12-02-2012 22:53:36 | More by LarryMyers
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +34.2%

11-24-2011 03:18:04 | More by Pellinore1
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -8.4%

Pours a golden pilsner body that has minimal bubble or sediment... head is generous and two-fingered in its cumulous cloud effect... honey hints with lemon zest that are overpowered by lager malts--not as bright or sweetas expected... rather watery initially, with a hint of depth at the throat...light-bodied, almost a pale pilsner in comparison... iced tea sweetness evaporates the initial honey approach--lacks the strength to significantly rate higher in the taste category...won't be remembered for much more than another Leinie fruit beer that refreshes--but this close to Mike's Hard Lemonade makes me wonder if I should juts have one of those...

08-26-2008 01:27:27 | More by dacrza1
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BigPlay1824

New York

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Enjoyed in a weizen glass

A: Pours a crystal clear very very light hay color with a ton of carbonation bubbles and a ton of large bubbled soapy looking pure white head which dissipates at a moderate rate before leaving a decent amount of scattered lacing
S: so, sadly, this beer reminds me right off the bat of an adjunct american lager, light, cereal grains and not much more, there is a slight sweetness of honey which is detectable at the very end
T: begins with a nice deep sweetness which reminds me alot of honey, big surprise, also there are notable light cereal grains, not much complexity or depth
M: smooth and clean, slightly cloying at the end, does leave the mouth feeling slightly bright even cold like a mint freshness without the flavor
O: im not overly familiar with this style but i do find this example to be very bland and unfortunately reminiscent of adjunct lagers, honey was nice but not much else was worth mentioning

07-18-2012 00:39:49 | More by BigPlay1824
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Greggy

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance- Pretty clear but a touch of wheat haze. Definitely filtered.

Smell - some light honey and wheat.

Taste- I really enjoy this as one of the readily available affordable beers as it has a lightly hopped honey flavor without the sometimes tangy or tart wheat flavor.

Drinkability- This is a great session brew as it is low in alcohol, light and tasty, and it also is a great crossover brew leading some BMC drinkers to the craft brew world.

01-29-2008 02:27:23 | More by Greggy
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-17-2012 17:16:43 | More by zenwatts
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-23-2014 00:01:52 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Bill235

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

02-16-2013 03:10:59 | More by Bill235
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

08-21-2012 03:35:48 | More by tmars13
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +34.2%

12-12-2012 02:07:08 | More by Bear1964
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-20-2011 17:57:20 | More by weaselchew
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-15-2013 01:27:37 | More by Hypersomnia
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MNPikey

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-09-2013 03:46:44 | More by MNPikey
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Naugros

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured into a weizen glass this develop a nice, dense head of foam about two fingers thick which slowly reduced. The beer is a pale yellow with a slight yellow glow and tons of carbonation.

Wonderful smells from the wheat and the yeast. It smells much like a German weizen with a backdrop of astringent lemon. Take that astringency out of it and I would have ranked the smell higher.

Very light in taste...too light. I wanted it to taste as good as it smells and it doesn't. A metallic tang accompanies the rest of the flavors and overshadows them. This beer could have exhibited nice wheat tones and brilliant lemon and subtle coriander with a bit more sweetness from the honey. Instead, those are all pushed to the back and the flaws in the beer shine through. This drops the mouthfeel as well. With the carbonation and classic ingredients, it could have been crisp and refreshing as any weizen, but it's not.

Maybe I'm just spoiled.

09-19-2010 19:30:00 | More by Naugros
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matty

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -6.7%

Pale colored beer with an almost non-existent aroma.Taste is water with a faint hint of honey although no sweetness is detected.I can't slam this beer because although it's tasteless it is by no means repulsive.You can get the same taste from a ice cold coors light for half the price.

10-13-2007 04:19:15 | More by matty
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-04-2012 03:29:33 | More by tourdot
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elec

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-29-2012 01:14:35 | More by elec
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-03-2014 23:45:05 | More by Dank26
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

2.58/5  rDev -13.4%

A rather dull, bright off-yellow hue, no carbonation, no head, very little action coming from this beverage. Somewhat of a wheaty aroma, faint at that. Just a touch on the creamy side, some wheat flavoring most noticeable in this character-lacking brew. Some sweetness, little to no hop presence, or malt presence for that matter. A grassy palate, nil honey detection. Could quench or refresh on a mild to warm day, but extremely masked flavorings, the honey and the weiss should be removed from the label as they do not exist in this line. A bland offering from a bland line of beers.

02-07-2004 03:38:00 | More by GeoffRizzo
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 1,305 ratings.