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Leinenkugel's Original - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

465 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 20.55%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | 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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1/5  rDev -65.8%

Drk93TT, May 18, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.8%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.8%

Barnsley, Jul 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65.8%

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -57.2%

ccozzi, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of RushLimbmalt
1.4/5  rDev -52.1%
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!

RushLimbmalt, Feb 28, 2005
Photo of KarlHungus
1.4/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

KarlHungus, Mar 13, 2008
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1.43/5  rDev -51%
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.

rye726, May 26, 2008
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1.45/5  rDev -50.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of LeonTrotsky
1.63/5  rDev -44.2%
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).

LeonTrotsky, Jan 05, 2008
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1.73/5  rDev -40.8%
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.

smcolw, Dec 04, 2005
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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

elguapo57, Jun 17, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

hozersr, Sep 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

mmulebarn, Dec 11, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

vinny21bal, Dec 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

SuomiHobbit, Dec 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -31.5%
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.

bashiba, Dec 22, 2008
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

ZPB, Dec 23, 2011
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

ygtbsm94, Feb 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

smartassboiler, Apr 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

Nebergall, Dec 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.5%

sweetpaulie73, Jan 01, 2012
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Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.