Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 28.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 102 | FT: 1
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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 +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of aaronh
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an amber beer that exhibits a pink tint. It pours with a creamy head and displays good retention. The aroma is similar to a wine cooler, heavy on the berries with maybe a touch of malt. The flavor is also wine coolerish, heavy on the berries as well. The finish is a little too sweet, but the mouthfeel is decent. I couldn't drink a lot of these, but it was a nice experience.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an odd copper-purplish color with little head and little to no lacing. The aroma was of berries. Thats it. Berries. The taste was good. It had a strong berry taste with hints of honey. The mouthfeel was a bit heavy from the honey I'm guessing and the carbonation was medium to high. Overall it was a good beer but was so sweet I could probably only drink one.

Photo of bilyboy65
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle.

A: Poured a clear light violet color with a thin, but very retentive head. The white head had a purple haze to it as well. The head ws very clingy to the glass, but the beer left very little film on the glass.

S: A combination of a multiple berry scent fills your nose. Including blackberries, cranberries and grapes. There is also a light scent of honey.

T: Just as fruity as the smell would allow you to believe. There is a honey and bitter yeast taste to the beer that follows the sweet beginning.

M: Light bodied beer that leaves the mouth very dry. Plenty of carbonation dances across the tongue though.

D: If you really like fruit beers this would be a good one to have. The yeast and honey keep the fruits in check and running away with the flavor. For me however only 1 will do in a sitting.

Photo of slyke
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first time I had this I thought it was really good. That was of course only having half a bottle because I split it with a friend. The task of having a whole bottle really gets too sweet.

This beer pours out as a slightly hazy purplish pink color with a white head that doesn't last very long. The smell is of sweet berries and some wheat in the back. The taste is basically a wine cooler. Very sweet berries up front that fades into a light wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth and not highly carbonated. It's ok if you like really sweet stuff. I'll drink it if it's around for free but that about all.

Photo of bditty187
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of LaurenRJ13
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jimmah120
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of Jayli
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of tavernjef
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
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 kennyn01
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hand carried back from the twin cities..

pours reddish.. clear. notes of pink and orange, one finger, quickly evacuating off white head with a pink hue. smells like dark berries, on the sweeter side. like a light version of a lindeman's. you can tell in the nose this is a tangy brew. light. easy drinking as long as i dont have six and go diabetic... very refreshing. begins and ends with a nice lager nuttiness.. flavor is pregnant with blackberries, coming dangerously close to many malternatives i've tried in my day. however, there is a solid malt backbone that adds some beeriness, and is noticeable when the berry is not dead-center on your palate.

label suggests honey addition, but i dont get too much of that here. perhaps moreso when fresh.. but it indeed is sweet.

i should hate this but i dont. probably the best in class for what it is (and i dont mean best fruit beer).. if i was out in minneapolis and it was this or a macro, i'd drink it.

Photo of SheepNutz
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a medium pink color with two fingers of head. There is just a little lacing. The smell is very fruity, lots of raspberry. Very sweet, almost smells like Lindeman's Framboise. The taste starts out good, with a lot of sweet berries up front. The finish is wheaty and somewhat phenolic. A little off-putting. The body is a little light and watery. The drinkability is just fair as well, mostly due to the taste.

Photo of ZAP
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

To quote the hip lads these days..."It is what it is"...Iwhat it is NOT is a Weiss...tastes more like a wine cooler to me than a beer...big strawberry flavor...label says blackberries and I get a little of that too....very sweet...mouthfeel is spritzy like when I mix 7up with orange juice..

I think this is categorized correctly as a fruit vegetable beer...it is bold and overdone with the berries...nothing subtle about this....drinkability is average at best because of the sweetness....mixed with Honey weiss it is much better....if they tweaked the recipe it might be better...a good one for your girlfriend who doesn't like beer....not the worst thing ever made but not one I drink unless the wife buys her six-pack of it for the year and let's bottles sit around in the fridge for too long..

Photo of Slygato
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apperance- Has about an inch or two of a pink head when poured settles quickly beer is a pinkish amber

Smell- Berries and a little wheat

Taste- Taste a variety of barries and some honey definite fruit taste

Mouthfeel- Is a ligher bodied beer, goes down smooth

Drinkability- This beer is right about average it is decent but nothing to brag about

Photo of almychristopher
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this beer pours a hazy orange with an off white head that might be a bit pink. the head fades to lacing giving off quite a bit of berry already. the taste is overwhelmingly berry there isn't much room for the yeast or malts here. even with the decent co2 and good body this just doesn't really make a decent attempt at being a beer.

Photo of danlib21
3.16/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sonnens4
3.16/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: hazy, light purple with red undertone, decent sized head-slight pink undertone

Smell: berry, blackberry, raspberry, sweet, citrus

Taste: Honey, blackberries--very sweet, but not incredibly overwhelming

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, easy to go down, refreshing

Overall: A decent fruity-flavored beer, but not outstanding by any means.. but refreshing on a hot summer day, and enjoyable time to time--the berry flavors are appreciated

Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.