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Leinenkugel's Original - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's OriginalLeinenkugel's Original

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BA SCORE
69
poor

438 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2002)
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Drk93TT

Michigan

1/5  rDev -65.9%

05-18-2012 02:49:30 | More by Drk93TT
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -65.9%

01-24-2012 07:57:19 | More by bmcduff2
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -65.9%

07-28-2013 23:28:06 | More by Barnsley
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barnzy78

Illinois

1/5  rDev -65.9%

11-27-2011 06:03:56 | More by barnzy78
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Brew33

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

06-12-2013 16:54:10 | More by Brew33
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ccozzi

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

06-05-2012 00:52:56 | More by ccozzi
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RushLimbmalt

Minnesota

1.4/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ugh, the epitome of Midwest corn beers. It is actually worse than I remembered. It looks like normal macro swill and it sure tastes like half of Iowa's corn is in the beer. If it wasn't for the overpowering corn taste it would at least be drinkable. Note to self... Avoid this beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 06:59:19 | More by RushLimbmalt
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

1.4/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This beer pours a clear straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of very faint malt. The taste is of corn, malt, and more corn and metal in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is an awful beer. The taste is a look more bold than other macro lagers, but it is so metallic and corny that it is undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2008 22:22:34 | More by KarlHungus
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rye726

Colorado

1.43/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is a bit over priced for what it is, and that's an average macro lager. It is a clear straw color with a lacking whitish head. The nose and taste are both light and grainy. A watery body has a bit too much carbonation. Not the most drinkable due to a lingering bitter presence.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2008 03:54:45 | More by rye726
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

02-26-2014 21:46:24 | More by JIMTRK16
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LeonTrotsky

Minnesota

1.63/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I had this on tap at the CC Club in Minneapolis with a friend because it was their special $7 pitcher for the night. We shouldn't have ordered the pitcher.

A: Yellow and fizzy, like any other beer of the style
S: It had the faint odor of tortilla chips
T: Gross! Tortilla chips! It seriously tasted like someone soaked corn chips in Miller Lite, then poured the resulting liquid into a pitcher.
M: Average mouthfeel for the style
D: Awful, I will never drink this again

I'm not a macro basher, I drink Grain Belt Premium on a regular basis and have some Miller High Life in my beer fridge right now, but this stuff was awful. The only worse beer I have had is Beer 30 Ice (yes, that is actually the name of the beer).

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2008 19:05:14 | More by LeonTrotsky
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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
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KillaB

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

01-29-2013 09:15:21 | More by KillaB
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elguapo57

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

06-17-2012 03:38:50 | More by elguapo57
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

12-11-2013 02:41:33 | More by mmulebarn
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vinny21bal

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

12-27-2013 07:03:19 | More by vinny21bal
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-12-2013 04:12:48 | More by SuomiHobbit
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bashiba

Iowa

2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured a straw yellow with a light fizzy head.

The smell has a bad vegetal odor to it with a bit of corn sweetness.

The flavor has a bit of a copper and tin flavor mixing in with the slightest touch of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is the same as water, no carbonation to speak of.

Boring stuff. I don't know why anyone would pay premium price for this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 22:54:51 | More by bashiba
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ZPB

Michigan

2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-23-2011 01:36:38 | More by ZPB
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2/5  rDev -31.7%

02-16-2012 04:10:59 | More by ygtbsm94
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -31.7%

04-10-2012 02:29:36 | More by smartassboiler
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Nebergall


2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-10-2012 01:06:52 | More by Nebergall
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sweetpaulie73

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -31.7%

01-01-2012 03:45:50 | More by sweetpaulie73
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beerbtl

California

2/5  rDev -31.7%

06-24-2013 01:10:06 | More by beerbtl
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Jnaustin114


2/5  rDev -31.7%

05-30-2012 02:30:01 | More by Jnaustin114
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Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.