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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 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
Photo of spedprof
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

spedprof, May 10, 2013
Photo of Tyecko
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of ColoradoBobs
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
Photo of IchLiebeBier
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
Photo of harrylee773
4/5  rDev +33.8%

harrylee773, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of IronTom
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of hozersr
2/5  rDev -33.1%

hozersr, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
2.75/5  rDev -8%

maDUECEgunner, May 24, 2013
Photo of wahhmaster
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
Photo of misternebbie
2.04/5  rDev -31.8%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of leprakhan
3/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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

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

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of SD-Alefan
3/5  rDev +0.3%

SD-Alefan, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Shafaegalo, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of KevChiTown
3.08/5  rDev +3%

KevChiTown, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 slowdaddy
2.75/5  rDev -8%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Stunner97
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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 tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +58.9%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of gpogo
3.2/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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