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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

1,350 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 79 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Rborre321, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.15/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Golden2wenty1, Sep 10, 2005
Photo of zenwatts
3/5  rDev +0.3%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

Pellinore1, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of BigPlay1824
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

BigPlay1824, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Greggy
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Greggy, Jan 29, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Bill235, Feb 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Furley80
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Furley80, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of alex_hart
2.75/5  rDev -8%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Vogt52, Jun 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of MNPikey
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

MNPikey, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Naugros
3.33/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Naugros, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of matty
2.78/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

matty, Oct 13, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

elec, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Dank26, May 04, 2014
Photo of confer
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Gold with a nice bright white head.
S- Sweet wheat, American wheat that is, no clove or banana here.
T- Very light wheat taste and sweet. Not that same old stale wheat taste that a lot of American wheat beers seem to have.
MD- On the thin side, and very easy drinking a good summer beer.

confer, Aug 03, 2010
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2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GeoffRizzo, Feb 07, 2004
Photo of biggmike
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a macro-lager-looking yellow with little head that dissipated very quickly. Aroma was weak with a bit of skunk to it. This tastes nothing like a wheat ale to me. Slight hint of honey in the taste, but the flavor is weak. Not offensive by any means, just a little weak for my tastes. I would not seek this out.

biggmike, Oct 25, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

Auraan, Dec 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

capuchinpilates, Sunday at 04:44 AM
Photo of climax
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

wow. that being said....

she poured a pale gold, good clarity, with a decent white head

smelled almost skunked at the getgo because the nose was very euro lager/metallic. cereal grains and a lemon tang. not much of the wheat/yeast and honey nose i was anticipating

taste was more macro lager i think than anything. the honey and wheat flavors are faint. still it's never too sweet or cloying which is good. finish had the sour but pleasant wheat characteristics

body was thin for the most part. feel was crisp and slick. quite a bit of carbonation.

pretty uninteresting beer. easy to drink and probably refreshing if it were warmer out. however better for getting hammered than savoring

climax, Apr 02, 2009
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.