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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

1,375 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,375
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 89 | 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 auxiliary
2.17/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

appearance- Clear straw color with a bubbly white head.

smell - Honey, lemons, wheat.

taste - Crisp, some wheat present here. Not much going on.

mouthfeel - Light body.

drinkability - I though I was tasting a macro lager here. Goes down like water, not fond of this one.

auxiliary, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of BeerMeBrah
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

BeerMeBrah, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of yergermeister
2.75/5  rDev -8%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of ruckus232
3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
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 ski271
2.17/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear medium gold with a medium-sized, fizzy, white, quickly and fully diminishing head that barely left any lacing at all.

Smell: Very mild. Light fruit and malts and that’s about it.

Taste: Sweet, with a light wheat flavor, lemon and a hint of honey. The finish is short and lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

Drinkability: No this is not a great beer. Not really all that good either… but that bad. Just boring. But this price is nice, so you could spend more and end up with something worse I guess, but it’s still a beer I wouldn’t recommend bothering with. Not a good representation of the style either.

ski271, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev +0.3%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of alex_hart
2.75/5  rDev -8%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of ffshore545
2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 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
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Pellinore1, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Bill235
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Bill235, Feb 16, 2013
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 Auraan
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Auraan, Dec 31, 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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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

ahommell, Jul 03, 2013
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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 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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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

MNPikey, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

capuchinpilates, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Ohiovania
3.31/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ohiovania, Yesterday at 01:17 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

RMelyon, Jun 22, 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
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.