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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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1,245 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,245
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | 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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New York

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting something with flavors of honey and perhaps wheat when I opened this; instead I got something resembling a slightly-less-adjuncty Molson Canadian.

Aroma is of fruit and chewy honey cough drops. Poured like a true fizzy yellow beer, with a wisp of foam and a pale golden body.

Taste: macro lager with perhaps a hint of wheat instead of corn. The website proudly proclaims "John prefers it over ice, with a slice of lemon or lime". I don't know who John is, but assuming he works at the brewery and is trumpeting about two beer sins, I'm a bit leery. There's really nothing else to say about this beer's flavor...light, non-descript, bland american macro lager.

The High Falls Brewery of Wisconsin?

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2004 19:34:36 | More by shirfan
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

02-24-2014 17:48:20 | More by drdiesel9483
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4/5  rDev +34.2%

01-20-2012 05:07:35 | More by TrojanWheels
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

02-01-2012 21:02:20 | More by Peyton5410
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3.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bright, clear yellow. About a 2 cm head...sticks around a little bit with a little foamy lacing.

Smells of a little citrus, but predominantly a wheaty smell. No hint of honey.

Very light and carbonated on the first drink. No hops to be tasted, very little malt overtone, and about the same amount of wheat taste as other weizens. For the life of me I can't find the honey...maybe just a little towards the end of the drink.

Drinkability is very good. I could pound these like bud lights all night.

Overall, nothing outstanding. But on a hot summer day of mowing grass, it'd be great. Was expecting a little more honey taste, not sure how that would affect the beer overall, but an interesting thought. In the end, I would recommend this brew, for someone looking for an easy to drink weizen.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 21:02:21 | More by boilermakerbrew
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

08-09-2013 09:02:15 | More by emwild12
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3.28/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can’t find a lot to get enthused about here. Had a bottle in a Wisconsin bar where it was the nearest thing to a micro-brew and the bottle had been in a flourescent lighted cooler. No complaints about the color, smell and taste are not off-putting.
Another bottle from the ”Leinie's Lodge Tackle Box” improved my opinion somewhat. There actually is a slight spicy weizen aspect in the nose that improves the tasting experience. Still can't say where the "honey" part comes in.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2003 13:25:55 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Pale yellow beer, filtered pristinely clear. A frothy, pristinely white head topped the beer and retained nicely. The beer looks to be highly carbonated, which was verified when I tasted.

S-Grainy with hints spicy hop. Subtle aroma, crisp.

T-Wheaty and a little grainy malt, but otherwise kind of blah. Some slight bitterness to counter the malts. Subtle honey character is barely perceptible.

M-As it appeared, the carbonation level is high, as is appropriate to wheat beers. Light-moderate body, at times feels just a little watery.

D-This would be an OK session beer, but it's not a spectacular brew. The flavor is rather plain, the characteristics are unremarkable. Regardless of this, I'll likely continue to drink it, as Leine's Honey Weiss is a staple throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Not bad, but not good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 00:57:04 | More by CHSLBrew
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1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

06-02-2013 23:58:08 | More by nineworldseries
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2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Twelve-ounce bottle moderately poured into my New Belgium goblet yields a white one-finger instantly fading head over a mid-amber body. Head completely disappears in a minute, leaving a scant ring and a little bit of lacing.

Nice smell off cracker malts and a pronounced wheat note with a full honey aroma. Smells so much like buttered crackers with honey it makes me want to get these items out and eat them.

Taste is completely missing the elements of the smell. Tastes pretty much like Bud Light with a bit of malted wheat added. Meh.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin, though the proteins from the malted wheat (?) add a slight fullness at the end.

At 4.9% ABV, this beer is drinkable, but the question would be, "WHY?" I'm unimpressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 03:50:33 | More by ColoradoBobs
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3.48/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 19:37:23 | More by ruckus232
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-20-2013 16:46:14 | More by alex_hart
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-22-2013 00:22:47 | More by RMelyon
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4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A refreshing light-bodied ale that goes down easy

A- Very clear amber-yellow with thin, big-bubbled head

S- Smells a bit like honey along with a bottle/metal hint. Not much smell

T- Tastes great on the tongue with many sweet hints carried by light carbonation. After-taste is sorta bottle/metal.

M&D- Feels real good with a light-body and slight carbonation that downs easy

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 05:55:13 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

12-19-2012 02:24:53 | More by BeerMeBrah
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

07-06-2014 14:51:18 | More by ffshore545
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4/5  rDev +34.2%

11-30-2011 00:35:07 | More by harrylee773
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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

04-07-2013 16:54:45 | More by jp312
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pale, golden, straw colored; small head; dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty; sweet; grassy

Taste: Malty, juicy sweet start; slightly dry and bitter finish

Remarks: Had this on tap at the naval base in Naples for the first time. Thought it was very good. Bottled beer later wasn't as good.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 15:25:32 | More by IchLiebeBier
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

08-22-2013 04:52:09 | More by heytomcat
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2.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent pale golden color with a slight amber hue. Has a thin, fizzy head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Very light on aroma. Faint hints of honey.

Taste: Very light on taste as well. Slightly bitter up front. Finishes slightly sweet with a touch of honey. Very uncomplex and undemanding.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing with a surprising amount of body.

Drinkability: A simple and easy-to-drink wheat beer. Not a lot going on in the flavor department but still refreshing and pleasant to have on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 16:51:28 | More by wahhmaster
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

12-31-2012 06:26:30 | More by Auraan
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

04-27-2013 17:12:21 | More by n00blar
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-17-2011 06:19:32 | More by leprakhan
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-11-2013 20:13:37 | More by TheMrFarnham
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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