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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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1,373 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,373
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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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

GreyGhost4, Jul 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Matthew607, Mar 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

TrojanRB, Dec 15, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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2.78/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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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2.75/5  rDev -8%

sneezye, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Caskaway, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of BDIMike
3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of WJVII
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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
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3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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3.15/5  rDev +5.4%

Hootie159, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

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

EFR94, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Iowacraft, Apr 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

OB1, Apr 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

bigeyedfish89, Dec 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

dowen44, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

yuenglingade, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +33.8%

whallgren, Nov 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

kyle86, Jul 23, 2014
Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.