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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

1,405 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 99 | 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 jackndan
2.65/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Leinie Honey: this is arguably a Weiss beer, but it neither looks nor tastes like one. It has a sweet aroma, and a nice light taste that you can drink all day. But it is clear, and is nothing like any Weiss I’ve ever had, seen, or heard of. Try Sammy’s new Weiss if you want to get close to the style.

jackndan, May 29, 2002
Photo of ruckus232
3.48/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Light yellow in color with a good amount of carbonation and about an inch of foamy white head.

Smell: Sweet smell with a slight bit of yeastiness to it.

Taste: Really pleasant taste. It has a little bit of a bread like taste mixed with a little bit of sweetness. There is very little bitterness to balance the sweetness but the sweet flavor is not overpowering.

ruckus232, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of Furley80
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Furley80, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of cardinals22
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +33.3%

EvanWilliams, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of donnebaby
2.45/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very nice thick head with massive retention of cream for the duration of the drinking. Otherwise unimpressive pale gold clearish color--very clear for a hefe. Mostly scentless.

Taste is sweet or nothing, with some sweet honey in the aftertaste. Served very cold with high carbonation, and almost no taste, this is a poor example of a hefeweizen--or a wheat--or anything!

Had on-tap at the Miller Factory in Milwaukee.

donnebaby, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of ale207
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ale207, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of tewaris
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint.

Crystal clear with a two finger head that leaves a wispy layer behind without any lacing. Doesn't smell repulsive but is certainly very generic: some malts and that seems to be about it. Taste instantly deports me to my earlier days of drinking beer: notes of The Library and Sally's Saloon. In more concrete terms, it tastes very generic with some maltiness, slight bitterness at the end, and a generally clean character. Plus the yucks. Thin, watery, carbonated. Also, can't tell whatever happened to real Wisconsin honey. It is what it is. And it ain't any good.

2, 2, 2, 2, 2

tewaris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of tpauer
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

tpauer, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of billybob
1.8/5  rDev -40%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

pours a crystal clear straw yellow color with a short white head that quickly faded to the beer and no lace. weak smell of cooked veggies matchs the taste thats all i want to say about that. mouthfeel was watery and carbonation weak. drinkability zero.

billybob, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of everetends
2.23/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle out of a six pack my buddy bought out of curiousity. Served up in a DFH shaped pint.

A: Poured a very pale, incredibly pale yellow. Very macro yellow. Incredibly macro yellow. The head was about a finger but it went away as quick as I poured it. No lace. Nothing. Lame.

S: Smell is a lot of corn presence. If it is a plus, the corn smells fresh and sweet. There is a slight honey scent, but it is incredibly faint. This smells like your basic lager.

T: Taste is very much of a pale lager. Lots of corn and grassy hops. The honey is very light and I suppose it sweetens this up a little. The beer is totally of a pale lager macro.

M: Light bodied brew with a very high carbonation. The carbonation makes this incredibly crisp and refreshing. The high point of this beer is that it is so easy to drink. No ABV going on here.

D: This beer is simple and a bit of a let down. If that is your thing, this the beer for you. Personally, if I want a macro, I'll buy a 12 pack of High Life for the price of this six pack. Flavors, look and smells are all basic and kind of crappy. This doesn't stand up the the style at all IMO. Not a fan, but hey, at least it doesn't have the crazy fruity pebbles flavor the Berry Weiss and Sunset Wheat had.

everetends, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of DruC4
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of superdedooperboy
3.43/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright straw yellow. The huge foamy head disappears a little too quickly for a wheat beer, really, but does leave some decently thick lacing.

Aroma is of faint honey and citrus, but is barely noticeable.

Very light-bodied, with a palate of faint honey with a backbone of grain, though without even the slightest hint of the characteristic yeasty, wheaty twang of most wheat ales. A bit watery tasting, with a clean, slightly sweet but short-lived finish.

I poured this one after a tiring day of work followed by lawn-mowing, edge-trimming, 100-degree sweaty, dirty Georgia goodness. It's quite refreshing, but seriously lacking in flavor. I almost think an A-B Budweiser has more character.

superdedooperboy, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of WakeandBake
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Notes from Aug 08
Sort of a deep straw color,with a faint yeast aroma,maby straw. A light crisp flavor but lacking in any thing that really stands out,very little in the way of hops or malt in the aroma or flavor,and where is the Honey promised on the label,very average,drinkable but very average.

WakeandBake, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of hotstuff
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a white foamy head. There was very little lacing on the sides of my glass. It had a honey aroma to it. There was carbonation rising to the top. There was no bitterness or aftertaste to this brew. This is not a brew that will be at the top of my list of favorite brews.

hotstuff, May 08, 2003
Photo of TheNightwatchman
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TheNightwatchman, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of dheldman
2/5  rDev -33.3%

dheldman, Sunday at 04:13 PM
Photo of AmitC
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

AmitC, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of vacax
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased in a Leinie's Explorer Pack (variety box) from BevMo Cypress.

A: Rambunctious head fizzles up instantly and dies back down within minutes. White foam with large bubbles. Ale is filtered and clear, the color a very light yellow.

S: Grainy, almost corny, with a mild honey sweetness.

T: Tastes like a macro-lager sweetened with honey. Moderate bitterness, though it seems more to come from the alcohol than any hops. Not particularly distasteful; good compared to mass market beer, but little resemblance to a wheat craft beer.

M: Light body with somewhat high carbonation, quite appopriate for the style, though clashes somewhat with the flavor profile.

D: While a poor example of what a "honey weiss" should taste like, this is quite drinkable. I could probably drink a few of these at a party or something instead of a whatever light.

vacax, Nov 10, 2008
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3/5  rDev 0%

scootercrabb, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of capuchinpilates
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

capuchinpilates, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Bear1964
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Bear1964, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of maddogruss
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a bottle of this into a glass mug.

A: Pours a light golden body that was slightly transparent with a white head with decent retention and minimal lacing.

S: Kind of a bittersweet, malt smell with some sour undertones. Nothing too overwhelming.

T: Not much of a taste at all. Kind of just tastes like a macro-beer, which is none too impressive.

M: A light mouthfeel that seemed overcarbonated as well. Nothing impressive.

D: Nothing too impressive or good. Just a thin, overcarbonated beer with no taste. I was not impressed at all with this one.

maddogruss, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev 0%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of hozersr
2/5  rDev -33.3%

hozersr, Sep 15, 2014
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.