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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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637 Ratings
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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 25 | 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 zhanson88:
Photo of zhanson88
2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Calling this an amber is pushing it. It is about as light an amber as I've seen. White head with very little retention.

Smell: Some caramel, maybe the slightest scent of hops.

Taste: Caramel up front, with a very slight hop bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light bodied with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, I wasn't a huge fan of this beer but it wasn't terrible. Easy to session, for sure.

zhanson88, Aug 22, 2010
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, May 18, 2009
Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Turbo, May 19, 2013
Photo of loose5682
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

loose5682, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev -35.5%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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, Apr 06, 2009
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, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of Mugenlude
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of ryancl
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

ryancl, Aug 02, 2012
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, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of NilocRellim
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Milkysunshine, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of afoltz2
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

afoltz2, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of ChaseBacon
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

ChaseBacon, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev -3.2%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of GOBLIN
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Dinkel
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Dinkel, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Timmuh, Mar 17, 2012
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, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -3.2%

williamjbauer, May 16, 2013
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, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -3.2%

valkyre65, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Keegan
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Keegan, May 17, 2012
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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.