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Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Berry WeissLeinenkugel's Berry Weiss

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1,068 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 28.83%
Wants: 10
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: pezoids on 03-25-2002)
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

04-10-2013 23:25:55 | More by OB1
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

1.26/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

I remember drinking this in college, thinking it would be an upgrade to the cheap crap I was drinking at the time. Boy, was I wrong. If you like the taste of Fruity Pebbles, this is the beer for you. Otherwise, I would steer clear of this one from Leiney's, as they have many other better options.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 13:39:53 | More by atomicskier1889
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troynos

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -11%

04-04-2013 13:32:18 | More by troynos
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Berry Weiss. I already don't like the sound of that, but who am I to turn down a free beer? Pours a weird, off-shade of copper with a strange reddish hue to it, almost pink, but not quite there. The head grows big and foamy, but it's about as wispy as they come as it's gone within a minute, no lacing gets left behind.

The aroma is a splash of berries and sweetness; raspberry, blackberry, and some other kind of berries I'm sure (not really getting much strawberry, though). It's pretty artificial and "fake" smelling, like the aroma you'd expect from a candle or some kind of wall plug-in air freshener. But actually even a bit worse than those, since this has a somewhat chalky and medicinal character to it. Like crushed vitamins or something.

The flavor doesn't stray too far from the aroma - it's an awkward concoction of artificial berry juice, residual sweetness, and remnants of beer. Almost more akin to a wine cooler or a flavored malt liquor beverage, if it weren't for the wheat and yeast coated that gets left on the palate in the aftertaste. The strange chalkiness from the nose comes back to haunt the flavor a bit, too. Pretty sweet overall - not necessarily cloying, but it's not a desirable sweetness, either. Body is thin with a crisp mouth feel from the heavy dose of carbonation.

Yeah, this really isn't my thing. Glad that I tried it just so I know to steer absolutely clear of it next time. It's like a poor man's version of The Soft Parade by Shorts. I'll pass on this one next time.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 11:47:35 | More by tectactoe
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kb2250

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

03-26-2013 02:26:24 | More by kb2250
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Herky21

Iowa

2/5  rDev -28.8%

03-25-2013 12:41:52 | More by Herky21
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Rushalt

Maryland

3/5  rDev +6.8%

03-25-2013 06:11:48 | More by Rushalt
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tom91281

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -11%

03-24-2013 19:24:46 | More by tom91281
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev +6.8%

03-24-2013 18:55:47 | More by Lare453
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

03-17-2013 16:15:50 | More by FlyingHellfish
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nakedninjaturtle

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

03-16-2013 00:35:43 | More by nakedninjaturtle
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -64.4%

03-14-2013 02:58:28 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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M1k3y

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

03-14-2013 02:57:45 | More by M1k3y
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roondog3

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

03-13-2013 09:36:24 | More by roondog3
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +6.8%

03-13-2013 05:20:46 | More by Zachtheporter
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired as part of the Leinenkugel's Summer Sampler pack. Expectations are fairly low for this one, since I haven't been a big fan of some of the other shandy / wine cooler type beers put out by Leinenkugel's, but I'm gonna give it a shot.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a light bloody ruby color reminiscent of what grape juice concentrate with a little bit of alcohol mixed in would look like. Quarter inch of fizzing purple-pink suds disappears within seconds.

S - Smells of artificial "berry" flavor and grape juice concentrate. Seriously, this is like some Welch's grape juice with a tad bit of vodka or gin mixed in there. Smells like a medicinal lollipop that you give kids for a sore throat. Artificial grapes.

T - Carbonated, medicinal, artificial grape juice with a slight bit of sour funk to it. Not bad tasting or horrifying, but I'm not totally convinced that this is actually a beer. More along the lines of a berry version of Mike's Hard Lemonade. Also, this doesn't taste like actual berries at all. It tastes like the berry juice blend you buy and then later learn is mostly made of apple juice and grape juice. Doesn't taste as bad as the Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy did though.

M - Fruity, sugary, carbonated. Lightly bodied. Not much else to say.

Overall, a beer for the hot summer beach days. Beer? Is this a beer? I'm not so certain. It's more akin to an artificially flavored wine cooler, in my opinion. Highly drinkable 4.70% abv, I can definitely see a market for this, and I would drink it again, but this isn't real beer.

Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss ---2.5/5

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 01:00:46 | More by mfnmbvp
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RockinRob925

Florida

2/5  rDev -28.8%

02-28-2013 18:10:39 | More by RockinRob925
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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cosmonick

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -11%

02-19-2013 02:23:46 | More by cosmonick
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Bjcomm96

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

02-18-2013 22:25:00 | More by Bjcomm96
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kjwetherb


2.5/5  rDev -11%

02-17-2013 20:02:25 | More by kjwetherb
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Ohio

3/5  rDev +6.8%

02-16-2013 03:11:12 | More by Bill235
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-16-2013 00:19:15 | More by Thedrizzle
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CBearNM


3.53/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Medium foam which clung to the glass but cleared

smell was very fruity but pleasant

taste was consistent with the aroma. A bit setter than I prefer and stayed around.

The feel was smooth but foamy.

A nice beer from a good brewer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 16:28:38 | More by CBearNM
Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.