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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
70
okay

1,440 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 131 | 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:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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?

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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2.79/5  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.

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.64/5  rDev -12%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +58.3%

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,440 ratings.