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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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618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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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Erish

Illinois

2.42/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a wheat glass.

A: clear amber color, the head is very thick after an aggressive pour, the cap and lacing are adequate.

S: bread-like, yeasty grain, a bit of herbal hop punch, and not much else. A very simple beer.

T: this beer seemed one-dimensional to me. The front is sweet grain and a bit of bread-like yeast, the middle is kind of woody, and the finish features a faint hop bitterness, but nothing too distinct.

M: light -bodied, watery, carbonation is abundant, perhaps cloyingly so.

D: I am glad I did not purchase this beer, but drank it at a friend's house!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 06:02:11 | More by Erish
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

2.42/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - Light gold with a hint of red. Tall white head that dissipates quickly. Bubbly.

Smell - Very little to distinguish this from a macrolager - mostly sweet malt. Maybe a hint of toasted malt and a hint more prominent than a macrolager.

Taste - A bit more flavor here than the aroma might have indicated. Sweet malt is, indeed, most prominent. Slight toasted flavor and a hint of hops in the finish. Pretty one-note though.

Mouthfeel - Light, watery even. Well carbonated.

Drinkability - I can't think of a good reason to buy this again - it's pretty undistinguished.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 04:45:14 | More by scaliasux
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.42/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 22:58:55 | More by bobhits
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BucannonXC5

California

2.45/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank out of a bottle at a state park in South Dakota. Color was caramel to reddish. Head and film/lacing - N/A.

Smelled just a tad bit better than skunky. Copper seemed to lead the way, followed by caramel.

Pretty average taste. Somewhat malty, but overall pretty weak.

Pretty average, the common theme of this beer. Highly carbonated.

Gave it a semi-gracious 2.5. I wouldn’t try it again on purpose.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 06:26:06 | More by BucannonXC5
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wahhmaster

Virginia

2.48/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. glass in a Macado's Halloween-branded shaker pint.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden-brownish color. The head is thin and fizzy and dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Faintly malty with a hint of grassiness.

Taste: Hoppy up front which faints to a sweet maltiness at the end. Kind of weak though.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, over-carbonated.

Drinkability: Weak on taste. Don't bother with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 22:29:34 | More by wahhmaster
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Milkysunshine

New York

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-22-2012 02:09:47 | More by Milkysunshine
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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

12-12-2012 04:05:48 | More by gunther1205
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-16-2012 18:56:07 | More by Lang44
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DanMolony


2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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JJFordick

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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laicha926

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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McSully


2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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MattSharpless

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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MacStinson

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

11-17-2011 02:45:22 | More by MacStinson
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crash8per

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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bill_rue


2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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Bopes23


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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.