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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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72
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638 Ratings
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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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 SargeC:
Photo of SargeC
3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark gold with a pillowy golden-white head.

Smell: Mild malt with a touch of grassy hops. Strange chemical vibe.

Taste: Subdued malt. A bit watery for the style. Mild hops finish with a cardboard like aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body. Improves as it warms.

Drinkablity: Disappointing brew from Leinenkugel. Serviceable, but could use a bit more work on the formula to improve the body and cover up the cheap ingredients.

SargeC, Today at 07:07 AM
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, Today at 01:24 AM
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Turbo, Today at 11:48 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

loose5682, Today at 05:13 AM
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

TimoP, Today at 08:10 AM
Photo of MisterDeeds
3.7/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

MisterDeeds, Today at 03:28 AM
Photo of tigg924
2.38/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

tigg924, Today at 08:56 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Mugenlude, Today at 07:55 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

ryancl, Today at 10:38 PM
Photo of bsp77
3.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bsp77, Today at 01:18 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

NilocRellim, Today at 10:35 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Milkysunshine, Today at 02:09 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

afoltz2, Today at 04:56 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

ChaseBacon, Today at 10:10 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

bpfrush, Today at 02:28 AM
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

tyleeis, Today at 12:49 AM
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Cynic-ale, Today at 03:44 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

GOBLIN, Today at 06:46 PM
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Dinkel, Today at 10:15 PM
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Timmuh, Today at 01:22 AM
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. . .

Beerandraiderfan, Today at 11:58 PM
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Today at 01:13 AM
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

valkyre65, Today at 08:43 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Keegan, Today at 06:57 PM
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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.