Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
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