Leinenkugel's Original - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by smcolw:
1.73/5 rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
After one sip, I sent this one back. The choices from this brewery looked promising, so I decided to start with the "Original". I received an attractive pint--golden in color, clear, nice head.
The smell was very, very light. Often this is the result of a full pour in the pint glass, but this was under the rim.
Very disappointing...think <<insert brewery name>> Light. Watery, no discernable hop, weak malt, no body...in short, a dud.
If you like Light beers, this one might suit you. It's not for me.
Serving type: on-tap
12-04-2005 19:45:00 | More by smcolw
More User Reviews:
2.73/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Best by March 31, 2014 marked on the neck of the bottle:
Pours golden with a nice white head. Trailing lace sticks.
The smell is of musty grain with a hint of soap.
The taste is of grainy malt, husk and a touch of soap. Virtually tasteless hops gives some dry balance to the sweetness in the finish.
Pretty crisp, a little fizz sticks to the tongue, but not too fizzy overall.
A bland lager with an odd, though mild, soapy undertone. Personally, if I had to choose, I would take Miller High Life over this. There are cheaper bland brews out there, too.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 22:08:37 | More by jwc215
2.89/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
A- Pours a perfectly clear, straw yellow in color. Small, frothy head that actually retains well. Lacing is ok. Looks like your average American pale lager, except with better head retention.
S- Light and grainy with a bit of a German pilsener bitterness in there too. The bitterness is mild and borderlines on a classic euro-lager skunkiness.
T- Starts with a grainy flavor, typical of many American lagers. In the middle of the drink there is more of a light malt and slight fruitiness. Light towards the end with the flavor focus shifting back to light grassy grains and a slight hop bite.
M- Light, easy to drink, and incredibly high in carbonation. Nothing special or out of the way as far as feel goes.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised after smelling it. Smell was definitely of a light struck beer, but the flavor of the beer was actually more full and malty.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 21:16:43 | More by boilermakerbrew
Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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