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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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1,319 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 66 | 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 Dank26


3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-03-2014 23:45:05 | More by Dank26
Photo of Hohnbaum


2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

08-24-2014 05:15:50 | More by Hohnbaum
Photo of GeoffRizzo


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
Photo of biggmike


2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

10-25-2007 19:40:45 | More by biggmike
Photo of ruckus232


3.48/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

01-09-2011 19:37:23 | More by ruckus232
Photo of climax


3/5  rDev +0.7%

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

04-02-2009 22:26:52 | More by climax
Photo of happygnome


3.85/5  rDev +29.2%

a: a golden color with a generous inch or higher white head that has good retention time. Leaves a fair amount of lacing very nice
s: kind of a sweet aroma with deffinate hop presence,
t: very nice sweet and bitter combination dry finish
m: medium bodied beer that is smooth and not overly carbonated

overall this is a very good beer that i can see as a session beer

03-22-2007 01:58:03 | More by happygnome
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

12-19-2012 02:24:53 | More by BeerMeBrah
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

04-20-2013 16:46:14 | More by alex_hart
Photo of confer


3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

08-03-2010 00:35:19 | More by confer
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

07-06-2014 14:51:18 | More by ffshore545
Photo of ZenAgnostic


2.05/5  rDev -31.2%

Bottle neck stamped MAY 30 11. Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Since this is a Kristalweizen, it's clearly a clear beer. Body on the golden side. Small white head with decent lacing and low to decent retention.

Smell - Very very slight banana. Not much else beyond that. Perhaps my senses are a bit dulled right now? I expected this beer to have a much more noticeable scent after having the Sunset Wheat also by the same brewer.

Taste - Very vague honey. Almost like a very watered down mead. Almost no flavor or alcoholic bite.

Mouthfeel - No crispness. Very very small bite. No effervescence. Mostly watery except for what little frothiness there is in the head.

Overall Drinkability - Seriously not impressed by this beer. Not one of Leinenkugels best. I definitely do not recommend this beer. I can see some redeeming qualities for BMC fans, but not for anyone with any palate development whatsoever.

04-25-2011 02:01:47 | More by ZenAgnostic
Photo of supercolter


2.88/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance is pretty good. Oily head with a bit of lacing. Looks very watered down though.
Smell is surprisingly good. Smell of some faint spice followed by a fair amount of sweet malt.
Taste was not that great. The first couple of sips were good and then it went down hill. Tasted watered down and I don't think you should be able to taste the alcohol in an ABV of 4.9.
Mouthfeel was average as average could be. Not too carbonated at all. But average weight on the tounge.

07-05-2006 04:25:16 | More by supercolter
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-22-2011 05:29:17 | More by Elfastball7
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1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

06-02-2013 23:58:08 | More by nineworldseries
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-22-2013 00:22:47 | More by RMelyon
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3.68/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

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

12-31-2012 06:26:30 | More by Auraan
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

06-12-2014 20:42:28 | More by Vogt52
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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

08-22-2013 04:52:09 | More by heytomcat
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

06-27-2014 02:30:07 | More by Furley80
Photo of shirfan

New York

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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?

01-24-2004 19:34:36 | More by shirfan
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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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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

08-09-2013 09:02:15 | More by emwild12
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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