Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Berry WeissLeinenkugel's Berry Weiss

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Ratings: 1,231
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 28.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: pezoids on 03-25-2002

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Photo of JoLight
3.2/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Aroma: very sugary sweet, like candy, with sweet fruit aromas such as blackberry and Concord grape. There is a mild malt note in the background.

Appearance: frothy, finger-width white head that dissipates into a thin layer of foam. Some light, spotty lacing. Rosé colored hazy body.

Taste: initially there's sugary sweetness. Then, there's a strong mixed berry flavor that continues into the aftertaste. Towards the end of the taste, a hop twang kicks in, which becomes quite unpleasant insofar as it blends with the sugary, artificial berry flavor and the beer's texture to create a cough syrup taste experience (the hops mimicking the alcohol bitterness of cough syrup). In the background, there is a mild bread flavor from the malt.

Mouthfeel: light side of medium. Moderately carbonated.

Finish: mostly wet, somewhat chewy, and savory like a tart or candy.

Overall, I think Leinenkugel's makes fine flavored beers, but this is not one of them. I dislike the cough-syrup feel and flavor of this beer. The flavor is, like cough syrup, artificially sweet and overall disingenuous. This is not one of Leinekugel's better achievements.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.46/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear violet-heavy crimson color with a pink, half finger head that fizzes away really quickly, leaving a mostly barren surface.

Smell - Mostly blackberry aroma with touches of raspberry and honey, and a faint breadiness.

Taste - Sweet notes of 'black' and 'rasp' berry and honey with a cereal grain backbone. Not much depth, with a watery, sugary sweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with light, spritzy carbonation. Goes down easy with a roundly watered finish.

Overall - It is what it is, and what it is isn't all that bad. It certainly won't win you points with the fellas, but the ladies might appreciate this during a hot summer BBQ.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste like a Loganberry winecooler.

Photo of Bm1
3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Real berry but still a decent flavor. Not really a beer flavor though.

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first time I had this I poured it out because it tasted too much like soda pop. I like the brewery so I thought I would try it again.
L: Hazy pink with a 2” foam cap that is creamy and malty.
S: smells like grape or berry soda with a big artificial fruit flavor.
T: Pretty much sweet and artificial tasting.
F: Light and fizzy.
O: This is the kind of beer that people who are under age and do not like beer would like.

Photo of jmisch
4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer good berry taste

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.93/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled last night on 5/20/15 but had this several times before and even on tap. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "LEINENKUGEL"S" pint glass.

Brew pours a nice reddish-amber in color with about a 1-finger foamy/fizzy white head that settles down fairly quickly. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is really nice and is of mixed berries with a touch of honey and grains. Pretty much is said for the taste with the strawberry and black raspberry coming through nicely to balance this brew, Goes down easy of course. Lighter bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a tasty brew.

Photo of puboflyons
2.2/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Jul 06 15. Sampled May 15, 2015.

The color is a sort of orange-strawberry sparkling water color with a burst of white head that fizzles as fast as it erupts.

The aroma is mostly strawberry, blackberry, and a tiny hint of honey.

Light body

The flavor surprised me a little. I do get the weakest note of toasted bread and a very mild bitterness but otherwise it is all berries.

Photo of SerialTicker
2.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$3.25 bottle at Three Blind Mice in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

This beer is just... alright, let me start by saying it smells nice -- really wine cooler-y to the point of smelling like perfume, but it's pleasant. But the taste is just insanely sweet. I've had Summer Shandy, and that's a somewhat sweet beer, but this surpasses that. This is syrupy sweet. The berry flavors aren't bad, but they come off at times as medicinal and that's not helping the cloyingness of this beer. I could see it being a little refreshing on a super hot summer day, but just hanging out in a bar, man... it's just too sweet. The flavor isn't too bad, but it's hard to get past that sugary sweetness. One of the sweetest brews I've ever had.

All-in-all, you do NOT have to like beer to like this one. This screams wine cooler... there's only a super faint wheat finish that reminds you it's a beer. I'd pass on having it again unless I'm in 80 degree or hotter heat, really thirsty, and there's no water around. Tastes pretty decent, but for the eighty-eighth time, it's just too sweet for my buds (hence the 2.5 overall rating).

Photo of 57md
3.37/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The color of red grapefruit juice. Smells and tastes like sweet berries. Nothing tart or sour about this offering. Almost soda-like but, on the other hand, exactly what it purports to be (and nothing more).

Photo of rossracing
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


Photo of KLHBB
3.15/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Haters, begone. This is the perfect beer for me right now when I want a beer but there is still way too much work to be done. The color is a rosy amber, the taste is Blackberry with a slightly bitter aftertaste, it's light, carbonated, fun.

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.93/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not something I would even consider trying again.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.61/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A really really sweet tasting soft drink that was labeled a beer by mistake.
Or at least I hope so.

Photo of Mini4x
1.83/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Tastes liek Hi-C and not in a good way, sugary and think and sticky. Is this even beer?

Photo of bakkerman1
1.49/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

taste like an ice cooler

Photo of FowlerWorldPeace
1.6/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Saccharine sweet, disgustingly flavored, this beer came to me in a sample pack. On a night when my refrigerator was particularly dry, it came down to me and Leinie's Berry Weiss.

The overpowering artificial berry flavor killed the beer. Syrupy in feel. Made me feel instantly ill. I'm usually not this down on a beer, but this is definitely one to avoid.

Photo of ArkyVaughan
2/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Way too sweet; more like fruit juice.

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this more than I should.

Photo of Gabmen1290
1.04/5  rDev -63%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I did not enjoy this at all..I always see this beer but never actually see anybody buy it and now I know why..way too sweet! Maybe someone goin from wine coolers to beer might enjoy this !

Photo of WckdVbz
1.66/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

So, so, so super sweet!

Photo of austin94x
3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Its too sweet for a beer. Its beer candy hahaha. Its pretty smooth but its too sweet when you want "real" beer. So it might be good for a beginner or to convert someone to trying beer if they like sweet drinks and liquor.

Photo of masonstorm
4.09/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy the fruity taste and the strong smell. Great in the summer.

Photo of LexingtonBeer
3.12/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The fruitiness of this beer is almost juice-like. The very subtle hint of honey halps take some of the tart out. There is very litfle actual beer taste. This should be a big winner for lovers of fruit punch.

Photo of Anacross
3.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fruity and deliciously crispy. Perfect for a summer day around the pool.

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Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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