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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

1,405 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 99 | 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 ZenAgnostic
2.05/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

ZenAgnostic, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of supercolter
2.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

supercolter, Jul 05, 2006
Photo of n00blar
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

n00blar, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Tracker83
3/5  rDev 0%

Tracker83, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Elfastball7
3/5  rDev 0%

Elfastball7, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of spedprof
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

spedprof, May 10, 2013
Photo of Tyecko
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of IronTom
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of KevChiTown
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%

KevChiTown, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Hootie159
3.15/5  rDev +5%

Hootie159, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of shirfan
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
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
Photo of JamesMN
3.06/5  rDev +2%
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
Photo of emwild12
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of TrojanWheels
4/5  rDev +33.3%

TrojanWheels, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Peyton5410
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Peyton5410, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of SD-Alefan
3/5  rDev 0%

SD-Alefan, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of misternebbie
2.04/5  rDev -32%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -7.3%
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
Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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
Photo of MammothTarantula
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

MammothTarantula, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
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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3/5  rDev 0%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

TrojanRB, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Jho3325
3/5  rDev 0%

Jho3325, Nov 20, 2013
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.