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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

1,340 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,340
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 76 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

jp312, Apr 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

DbbC, Aug 11, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of shirfan
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
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?

shirfan, Jan 24, 2004
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

TrojanWheels, Jan 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Peyton5410, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

ahommell, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

DrunkMcDermott, Sep 29, 2003
Photo of CHSLBrew
2.78/5  rDev -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.

CHSLBrew, Jan 02, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

n00blar, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
3.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

Appearance: Clean straw hue with visible effervescence and a thin bubbly white head.

Aroma: Grainy with a hint of adjuncts. A slight malt or hop sweetness.

Taste: Light with some run of the mill lager malt bill. No hop presence. Crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Below medium in body with lots of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Your basic macro lager but with that small town flair. Would I drink it again? Oddly enough, yes. But I never seek it out.

JamesMN, Mar 07, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

ColoradoBobs, Oct 09, 2008
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Tracker83, Jun 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

harrylee773, Nov 30, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

spedprof, May 10, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -3%
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.

wahhmaster, Sep 16, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

maDUECEgunner, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

leprakhan, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,340 ratings.