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Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 28.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 136 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The beer pours a bright red color with a pink head. The head falls to a thin cap - there is some lacing as the beer is drunk. While these aren't the colors I'm used to seeing, the beer has an inviting appearance.

Smell: Berries, berries, berries. Particularly the tartness of raspberry.

Taste: Berries again. Aside from a bit of alcohol, the taste is berry-dominated. No noticeable hoppy or malty qualities.

Mouthfeel: Not much there, but it is a beer that many enjoy on a hot day so a light feel is probably intended.

Drinkability: If you can deal with the raspberry flavor, it is a pretty drinkable beer. It seems like it would be best on a hot summer day in place of a slushy juice drink.

I was first coerced to try Leinie's Berry Weiss by my girlfriend who counts it as her favorite. While it isn't my favorite of the style, or the best of the style; it is worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a pinkish bubbly pour with a lace of glass rimming head.
Smell is abundant in sugar, blackberry, and raspberry.
Taste is nearly like merlot. Warm, I'd think I'd be drinking red wine.
Finish is crisp, but the berry taste that should stay, doesn't.
Drinks ok, but sometimes the sweet taste makes it a tougher sip.

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3.22/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz can best by sep2012/

Look is a cloudy berry-red with a brown hue to it. Rough pour yielded an eerie light pink head that just looked wrong. Smell is raspberries, strawberries, and wheat. Taste is inoffensive, almost nonexistent wheat, tart berries with a cloying sweetness, with a dirty feeling finish. +1 feel for drinkability.

Definitely not my style of 'beer', but Leiny's knows it's fruit beers. It is what it says: a light wheat beer with tons of berries from the "northwoods of Wisconsin". A step above a wine cooler, I guess.

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3.22/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is orangy lightish yellow, trying to be red, but thinning, fluffy loose head thats light greyish pink, fades and fizzes away pretty fast, leaves soapy, drippy lace. Smell is light of strawberry and raspberry with a wheaty touch and sharp tint of clean floral hops noted underneath. Taste is a weaker version of any decent fruit beer, light, crisp, lightly flavored of raspberry and strawbeery I guess, its hard to determine cuz its a little much and unmixed, very juice like but watered down quite a bit. Feel is lightly creamy but watery and a thin finish. Its a fine summer drink, but more then one of these and it could get tiresome. Give me a good hefe instead.

Photo of Mitchster
3.22/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out to a light amber with pink hues and orange accents, formins a modest lightly pink head with good retention and mild lacing. Aroma is noted across the room...tart and juicy blackberries in droves, faint suggestion of macro lager ferment, and a certain dryness. Quite nice. Carbonation is moderate. Mouthfeel is average throughout with a cloying medium body. Not as spritzy as I would expect for a "Weiss". Taste begins sweeter than expected with lots of blackberries...bitterness is quite mild, and hop aroma or flavor is absent. Did I mention this is sweet? This is probably the sweetest beer I've had (beyond the sweetness of a dopplebock, which has at least some semblance of hop balance)...it's very much like a candy flavored wine cooler. Drinkability is limited owing to it's sweetness. The fermentation has some macro twang to it, and there is no discernable "weiss" characteristics.

This "beer" of a wine-cooler actually started out nice enough, but I've quickly found that I wouldn't want more than one, it's so sickly sweet. Actually, this would probably go really well mixed 60/40 with a really good IPA or hearty stout, so as to offset the sweetness with some hop flavor and bitterness.

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3.21/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

It looks great (interesting?) in a glass, a nice purple tint. Small head, it disapears fast though. The berries are very crisp for a beer, and yes, it does taste like beer. This is not a "girly drink" or a Wine Cooler. This is how I like fruit beers to taste... with noticeable fruit flavor yet it stays true to being a beer (although I struggle to taste/smell the wheat in this one).

I wouldn't drink this all-of-the-time but it is a nice change-of-pace beer.

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3.21/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/25

A: This beer pours a golden color with a reddish/pink tinges to it. A one finger white head sits on top, recedes very slowly and leaves some nice wispy lacing throughout.

S: Nose is of berries, some honey, some light malts are also present.

T: Taste is what it is. This is a very sweet beer. Berry presence, with honey make it sweet all the way through. There is a decent malt presence as well, but sweetness is the dominant on this one.

M: Lighter side of medium body, high carbonation, smooth going down with a somewhat sticky finish.

D: This is an OK beer, the ABV makes it sessionable, and could see myself potentially going for this one on a hot summer day. Other than that, nothing really stands out about this beer.

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3.2/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Berry Weiss beer is a good fruit/veggie beer. The berries obviously dominate the smell and taste. The color was nice with decent white head. The mouthfeel was nice a light great for summertime libations. Although to sweet for me and I would not drink alot of this stuff.

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3.2/5  rDev +13.9%

Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.