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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Classic AmberLeinenkugel's Classic Amber

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-31-2008)
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Reviews by Nerudamann:
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3.43/5  rDev +10.6%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - clear, subtle or dulled amber color. About a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates slowly. Good carbonation.

Smell - hoppy in smell, but not extremely so. Nice general lager smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - general hoppiness in taste, but without a bitterness..probably masked by malts. Slight muskiness. Texture is pretty well-balanced.

Drinkability - nothing at all complex or interesting in taste, but at the same time not bad tasting. For its likely intentions, this beers is not a bad brew.

01-13-2011 07:19:21 | More by Nerudamann
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at a local watering hole.Came in a standard pint glass a chill hazed lighter shade of amber with a thinner white head.Muted aromas just a hint of toasted grain and a passing whif of caramel.Standard amber lager flavors toasted with some sweeter caramel,this just have a slight bite in the finish like an herbal smack but its still par for the course.Not anything to write home about,its standard and rather blah.

05-18-2009 00:24:57 | More by oberon
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-19-2013 22:48:53 | More by Turbo
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

04-19-2013 04:13:02 | More by loose5682
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

11-25-2011 08:10:14 | More by TimoP
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3.7/5  rDev +19.4%

Pours a golden orange hue, (amber I guess), with very minimal foam and plenty of carbonation.

Smells clean and malty, with some caramel and sweetness in the nose.

Taste is like a cross between a simple American Lager and a malty German Oktoberfest. Clean hops with lots of big sweet malts on top.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly thick given the style and light color. It gives it a nice thick caramel feel.

A decent drinkable brew, not too over the top, but definitely something sort of unique here. Worth a taste.

04-06-2009 02:28:44 | More by MisterDeeds
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2.38/5  rDev -23.2%

Appearance: medium carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, peachy amber

Smell: toasted malt--pretty one dimensional

Taste: caramel, toasted malt, and hops towards the end

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium-light body, dry, medium carbonation

Drinkability: I generally like Leinenkugel's beers. That being said I am kicking myself for buying a six of this as opposed to a single. The taste here is not overly strong and seems like their fireside nut brown minus the sweet flavor. For an amber this just doesn't stand out.

06-02-2009 19:56:12 | More by tigg924
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

12-05-2013 19:55:31 | More by Mugenlude
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-02-2012 21:38:17 | More by ryancl
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3.65/5  rDev +17.7%

Serving glass: Poured into 4oz sample glass, but I asked for a second pour to make a more proper 8oz review. Plus I was not sampling other beers, so no sample fatigue. Thanks Applebee's!

Appearance: Very light amber with nice head and slight lacing.

Smell: Somewhat sweet with notes of caramel and toasted malts.

Taste: Biscuit and caramel malts balanced by citrusy hops, with light bitterness at the finish. Nice balance overall.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Finishes slightly dry.

Drinkability: This would be a very respectable everyday lager. Perhaps the best Leinie's I have had.

07-02-2009 12:18:10 | More by bsp77
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

09-17-2012 21:35:45 | More by NilocRellim
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-22-2012 02:09:47 | More by Milkysunshine
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-25-2012 16:56:07 | More by afoltz2
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

08-10-2013 21:10:07 | More by ChaseBacon
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

11-15-2011 02:28:28 | More by bpfrush
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

12-16-2011 00:49:50 | More by tyleeis
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

08-01-2013 02:44:44 | More by Cynic-ale
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-02-2014 17:46:58 | More by GOBLIN
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

06-29-2013 21:15:27 | More by Dinkel
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

03-17-2012 01:22:21 | More by Timmuh
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3.05/5  rDev -1.6%

Amber beer that looks amber, lots of clarity, carbonation and an off white head 1" in depth. Aroma of mostly red style malt, peat, true to style.

Taste, eh, average for style I guess, has that not dry enough mouthfeel like most reds, cardboard, wish they could use some hops in this, or at least to a greater extent, liven up the flavor, the zing of the beer (other than the metallic zing you get here).

Otherwise, its decent, but fairly boring, and a little expensive, seems to grow in price more every year. Pretty mild, might have a place with converting people early on in their foray into craft beer. . .

01-02-2012 23:58:50 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-16-2013 11:13:53 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

3.13/5  rDev +1%

Pours a pale crystal clear amber with a large off white head bubbles form quickly and collar of lace is left in thin uneven formations. Aromatics offer up a mildly sweet light toasted malt character with just a kiss of citrus hops. Flavor is quite disappointing same Leinenkugel generic "craft" brew flavor. Some sweet malts divide with a touch of herbal and citrus hops, 100 percent malt with actual hop character let's kick this up a few notches and do away with the Leine yeast strain. Defnitely unoffensive in every way, body is extremely light and somewhat fizzy but not cloyingly so. Goes down smooth pretty effortlessly, it just hits as more of the same.

03-07-2009 01:13:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

12-13-2011 20:43:05 | More by valkyre65
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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

05-17-2012 17:57:34 | More by Keegan
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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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