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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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1,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,333
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 72 | 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 TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev +0.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Best by August 27, 2012:

Into a pilsener (also had in a borrowed weizen, no change):

A: yellow colored body with a two finger foamy white head. Lots of carbonation is seen rising. There was no lacing whatsoever.

S: some hops with a bland sort of honey. There really wasn't anything else to note.

T: sweet through the honey up front and once again nothing that stood out.

M: pretty light and no carbonation was felt, sessionable

O: well it's not a bad beer, just not something to scream about. Weird, how I thought this was a better beer, maybe it tasted better when I lived in Michigan and I was closer to Wisconsin? Not sure.

BeerKangaroo, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of BigRedN
1.68/5  rDev -43.8%

Appearance: Yellow. About all I can say.
Smell: Expected honey or other scent of a typical wheat beer, but got nothing.
Taste: Slightly sweet, with a hint of honey, like it was added as an afterthought. They brewed this an went "Oh yeah, we got to add the honey." Then just added it to the mix.
Mouthfeel: Slightly flat, with no aftertaste (thankfully).
Drinkability: Not a wheat beer. Won't have this again.

Final Thoughts: Not what I expected. Definitely worse...but don't even get me started on the Berry Weiss.

BigRedN, Jan 02, 2004
Photo of IronTom
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Tyecko
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of slowdaddy
2.75/5  rDev -8%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Kevin_Young
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Kevin_Young, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of gpogo
3.2/5  rDev +7%

A- Pale golden color. Thin white head that dissipates quickly

A- Grain and wheat aroma

T- Grain taste, leaves a bit of a sweetness in my mouth. Very mellow hops.

M- Medium-light body. Moderate-high carbonation.

D- Not my favorite Leinenkugel offering. It's refreshing, but it tastes just like an american wheat with nothing spectacular going for it. It is a warm day and I am enjoying it though.

gpogo, Apr 23, 2008
Photo of Stunner97
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%

Appearance- clear golden yellow with small amount of carbonation slowly streaming the glass, thick white head retains to medium foam,

Smell- slight hop, malt, and slight wheat, little bit lemon

Taste- slightly sweet up front and then fades into a little bit of a bitter hop finish, slight corn and malt flavor, not getting whole lot of the honey here, not particularly sweet or citrus y compared to many other wheat beers more dry and lager like, not very complex and overally a little disappointed with this ones flavor profile

Mouthfeel- overally and exceedingly light in mouth feel very thin and watery

Drinkability- this beers not hard to drink as it is so light but its just lacking enough enjoyability for it to be a good go to choice, flavor profile is just to thin and simplistic, just not enough going on here and I think probably the weakest of there line in my opinion, its not the worst beer in the world but certainly nothing special

Stunner97, May 10, 2011
Photo of nortmand
1.63/5  rDev -45.5%

I'm usually able to appreciate Leine's ability to make somewhat different pseudo-micro stuff, but this was a disappointment from the get-go. First, It poured CLEAR yellow, with little white, foamy head. Not at all what a wheat beer is "supposed" to be. Very sour, sickly sweet smell, not at all endearing. Tastes vaguely like honey, but overall, more like a honey lager, and not a honey wheat. Mouthfeel is almost greasy, coating the tongue and throat, not enjoyable and definitely making this a one time beer.

nortmand, May 25, 2004
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of kshankar
2.78/5  rDev -7%

Appearance: Straw/gold color, small head, very little in terms of retention

Aroma: Mild, and at most..honey and grain.

Taste: Some grains, and sweetness from the honey...but overall it is pretty mild...I guess mild would be the nicer way of saying "bland", which is what I am leaning towards. Its not bad, but I'm not that impressed by it.

Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated..so it is "crisp" in some sense, but otherwise, nothing too special.

Drinkability: Taste is fairly unoffensive, and the mouthfeel is average, so this is good for this. I wouldn't have a huge problem with a couple of these, its just that I can get much better beers of the same style. Nothing special

kshankar, Jan 13, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

GreyGhost4, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of tugdriver7
3.48/5  rDev +16.4%

In a word? "Watery." I really wanted to like this one. (I'm a Leinie's Lodge card holder.) It looked great (nice gold color) in the glass, decent head, nice carbonation, a bit of sweet wheat (very little) in the nose... smelled like beer. And it tasted good (e.g., refreshing), but a bit watery in the taste department. You could throw back a bunch of these and really enjoy them. Nothing bad in the taste dept (no metallic, no strange bitterness, no stale flavors, etc.) but when you start rating a beer by what it's NOT, you had probably better move on to something more flavorful. That said, I'd definitely buy this for my summer BBQ parties. It would go well with food.

tugdriver7, Feb 09, 2008
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +58.9%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Matthew607
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Matthew607, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of BDIMike
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%

Pours golden and fizzy. Completely clear with a very thin head that immediately dissipates.
Smell is of generic malt. Touch of honey to the smell.
Taste is fairly generic as well. Wheat and malt tastes with the slight touch of honey hardly noticeable.
Nice on the mouthfeel. Very crisp feel to it with a little fiz in the mouth.
Could drink this beer all day in the heat. The only problem is that it is a little too boring to drink more than a couple of these.

BDIMike, Mar 01, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

MammothTarantula, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of WJVII
3/5  rDev +0.3%

This beer was a "honey" color with a relatively transparent body. No real head, minimal at best with no real lacing. This beer didn't have much of of a smell. There was some notes of malt and in no way any sweetness as expected in the title. This is an average beer at best. I enjoy Leinenkugel's beer, however this is not one of the best examples. There is a higher amount of carbonation and a slight bitter after taste with this brew. Ok in a variety pack, but not much to buy on it's own.

WJVII, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of unclejimbay
3.85/5  rDev +28.8%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss- drank 9/19, bottle>tulip
4.9% ABV, 149 cals ps
A 3.5
Good head, gone quick, semi ok lacing. Bright yellow with a golden honey color, noticeable carbonation
S 3.0
semi neutral, hints of skunkiness, wheat with honey hints are present but subtle
T 3.5
Semi wheat taste, honey on back stage, not hoppy at all, mild body, semi thin in taste
MF 4.0 lightly syrupy in initial palate, buttery honey texture on finish
D 4.5
I drink this stuff if it is the right price, but it would not be my first pick in Honey Wheat beer. It does have less overwhelming honey notes, which I do like that part. It is highly drinkable when it's on sale fro $4 a sixer in the fall. It is a solid session beer for the right price.

unclejimbay, Oct 08, 2008
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2.04/5  rDev -31.8%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Caskaway, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Iowacraft, Apr 08, 2012
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,333 ratings.