Leinenkugel's Classic Amber - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by bobhits:
2.42/5 rDev -21.9%
I can't say my hopes were high going in on this one, Leinekugel hasn't impressed, but the hops listed have me a bit more interested.
Sadly the pour ends all hope I fear. Light light orange just way out of line for an Amber.
The nose doesn't show any signs of hops. Reminds me a good bit of an Oktoberfest in the nose, really?
I think there are hops in this one, but the caramel grain malt dominates.
Far better than I expected from this brewer, but both the marketing and the style claims are out of line. The final verdict always comes back to taste and while it is far from offensive, it isn't going to win too many people over. A bland beer from a bland brewer.
12-16-2011 22:58:55 | More by bobhits
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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