Leinenkugel's Classic Amber - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +61.3%
Hoo-ha! The CANQuest (TM) gets to be the first (on this site) to review this beer in a CAN! Big ups to my trader (I do not like to name names) for sending this to me. There are still a couple of Leinies that remain elusive, but I was heretofore unaware of this one. That, plus it is not just one more AAL, makes it very attractive.
From the CAN: "The Pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Since 1867." "Carefully brewed by the Leinenkugel family for five generations". "Lager brewed with 100% Malted Barley, Hallertau, Cascade, Cluster and Mt. Hood hops". Man, if only every beer were this forthcoming ...
Following the Crack & Glug action, I was salivating while looking at two fluffy fingers' worth of ecru head with good retention. That, coupled with the copper/orangish-amber colored beer with NE-quality clarity, left me stunned. How have I missed this until now? Holy hops, Batman! The nose had a piney quality that reached out and grabbed me by the sinuses. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant interplay between the malty sweetness and the hoppy bitterness on the tongue. I was beginning to swoon from my joy. Finish began slightly bitter but then gave 'way to a malty sweetness on the extreme finish. Would this go into my cooler? This would FILL my cooler!
Meet me at the Leinie Lodge! The first CAN is on me!
09-26-2010 15:16:52 | More by woodychandler
4.7/5 rDev +51.6%
A- The server topped the glass off brimming with 2 inches of foam on top of the 1/2 liter mug where it held for 2 minutes. Medium amber in color and clear with white foam.
S- malty,with sweet carmel.
T- carmel up front with a slow fade leaves you wanting more.
I tasted no fault's in this beer as others have, maybe freshness is that issue. Sitting in a beer bar with 300 selections i never got tempted to switch brands which I usually do after one.
M- great balance of malt and hop.
D- Very good warm weather beer also an excellent first beer
as it won't kill your taste buds like a hop bomb. Overall
probably the best amber Lager brewed in the US.
Serving type: Draft
07-30-2010 20:27:09 | More by beershrine
4.22/5 rDev +36.1%
I tried this at the Miller Brewery in Milwaukee, and it's an excellent beer, especially as it was so fresh! It has a thick, off-white head and a clear, amber color. Carbonation is high. The aroma is sharp and minty somehow (must be the hops). Taste is well-balanced and hoppy, with a grainy, full character. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Lienenkugel's Classic Amber has a refreshing finish. I rate this one most excellent.
07-04-2010 22:33:48 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.18/5 rDev +34.8%
Poured in a Bayern-Pilsener glass, copper-crystal color, no bubbles, foamy head with two fingers thick, good lacing. Smell: Toffee and biscuity malts. Taste: Toffe and nut malts combined with wood. Mouthfeel: Woody somewhat dry, bitter sweet, viscous body and high carbonation. Drinkability: The best red lager i've tried.
07-02-2010 17:58:52 | More by roddwolff
4.13/5 rDev +33.2%
Situation: end of the week relaxation...
Glassware: pilsener glass...
Appearance: beautiful orange copper body with a two-inch thick white head that creates a cirrus halo on the glass...
Aroma: roasted malts and some punchy caramel hints as well--a bit candied...
Palate: effective presence at the tongue--with equal efferevscence at the throat...
Taste: a bit hoppy for what was expected--active malts balance this beer quite well...
Overall: expected big things from this beer, as I've enjoyed cases of the Leinenkugel sampler before; not disappointed by its balance,, its drinkability, and its characetr--crisp yet full, tasty yet smooth....a beer I could session in a college bar for an evening,, for sure...
11-19-2011 04:42:39 | More by dacrza1
4.05/5 rDev +30.6%
A - Amber, very clear, slight head, not extremely carbonated
S - smells malty and slight hoppiness
T- malty moderate hops, and slight bitterness
M- medium flavor
D - good, dry so you want more, quenches your thirst tho
i really enjoy this beer, im not a big fan of darker beers but this one is good
07-31-2010 07:07:36 | More by Cummins9110
4.05/5 rDev +30.6%
I got this bottle as a freebie from Mike at Poplar Wine & Spirits.
This pours a very bright and clear amber gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Nice looker.
The smell has a nice hop/malt balanced nose to it giving me both sweetish snd bitterish tones. I like the nose but I wish it was a bit more assertive.
The taste has a pretty big kick of caramel malt sweetness up front, with some earthy tones, and then some nice hoppy notes move in....yeah, I just read the label and they have 4 different varieties in here and you know what? It *works* for me. I think I just found a new good session beer! And...I'm not usually a big fan of Amber Ales excepting some of the big boys of the style.
The mouthfeel is medium as is the carbonation.
Drinkability? Damn good. Easy drinking and tasty to my palate, I'll be buying 6 packs of this stuff!
Btw, head retention was above average and there's *some* lacing.
03-06-2009 22:08:31 | More by Bitterbill
Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.