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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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Reviews: 231
Hads: 661
Avg: 3.14
pDev: 28.34%
Wants: 10
Gots: 51 | 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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-31-2008

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Reviews by sweett3k:
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2.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The days are getting longer and warmer and saw a Summer Sampler 12 pack $11.99 so I figure I would give it a go. I used to drink quite a bit of Leines back in my Coast Guard days(1997) in Duluth, MN. Leines was the first "hand crafted micro brews" I had ever tasted. We would buy in wax box bar cases. Pretty Awesome wish I could still do that. I thought it was the best back then but only now recognize it as a gateway beer to better beers. So thanks. Classic Amber is a great looking golden caramel. Pours with a great head that dissipates quickly. Tones of grains and apple. Taste water down but I guess you could make this a hot summer day light session beer. I always think Leinenkugel's is best enjoyed on a canoe or around a campfire.

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Photo of oberon
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of Magister_Beav
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterDeeds
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
2.43/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of bsp77
3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
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. . .

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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