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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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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | 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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2/5  rDev -35.5%

TimCasby, Jan 31, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

mwar, Dec 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

hozersr, Sep 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

fuzzcherry, Feb 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

thearsenal, Nov 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

plab, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Stunner97
2.03/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance- brown to amber red in color, little to no head with a moderate to low carbonation,

Smell- very weak nose with just not much being given off at all, slight grain and malt

Taste- Very disappointing flavor on this one, its just kind of a bland tasting lager here, almost slightly off on the finish with an odd metallic twinge, Slight grain and malt with a slight twinge of bitter hops on the finish, just not that great with something seeming slightly off

Mouthfeel- rather light crisp and low carbonated

Drinkability- Nothing I was even tempted to reach for again that night at the bar or anytime soon, of this style there are just so many beers better out there you will have to not search out this one again, maybe my tap was bad or something but just kinda of a let down beer

Stunner97, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of aficionado224
2.05/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer wins the "Clown Award" for funny taste. Why would I pay a premium price for a beer that tastes this bad? Rates very low on my scale. Avoid this one at all costs. Save your loot for a better beer. This is even worse than some of the big brewers mass-produced stuff.

aficionado224, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of Looneybiz
2.05/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass and it looks good. A light semi-transparent amber hue with a one finger head and a wee bit of lacing.

Smell was feint but matly.

The taste is what made me grade this beer so low. Now I have rated some of leinenliugal's beers higher than the average but not this one. I like amber beers but was not impressed with this at all. It has a very metallic taste that comes across as bad bitter, not to be confused with good bitter.

I'm a huge fan of amber lagers but I'll pass on this one.

Looneybiz, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of BeerBob
2.1/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Lienenkugel's "Classic Amber" pours stunning golden amber from a 12 oz twist off cap brown glass bottle with a freshness date of 06229, or June, 22, 2009.

Head went to well over 2 fingers before dropping to a thin ring of foam with a freckle or two of foam here and there on the otherwise flat surface.

Nose is a damp citrus sour with just a hint of cardboard. Palate is a thin well bittered sour, with no malt sweetness, and of course, the bight of carbonation.

The first thing I did after trying this beer was to check out the date on the bottle. The date was good, the beer was not.

This beer came in a well sealed 12 pack from a refrigerated display at a grocery store that sells a lot of beer.

2 thumbs down for this one.

BeerBob, May 28, 2009
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2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured a translucent orange with bronze hints. A mushroomy head, dull white in color, sits atop, moderately lasting while collapsing cleanly soon after with no visible lacing. Visible carbonation was faint. Found the coloring to be a tad off per style, more orangey then amber, really translucent in nature with a weak head doesn't leave much of an impression.

S: On the nose was cold steel and cold oranges. Very little or no hop aroma, was very clean and light. Once again lacked any hoppy or malt aroma and can not justify even an average rating here, falls well short and was unimpressive.

T: The flavor was tart with funky cold oranges and an dry orange candy sweetness. There is a bad sour finish, funky and musky in nature with a bittering wet lemon peel hopping. Falls way short of any expectations.

M: rough in texture, fizzy and light bodied. Overcarbonated and seltzer like.

D: Drinks like an adjunct amber with a bad, tart fizzy orange soda like quality with a weak, watery hop presence makes this a big pass. Only gets worse progressively while you drinking. Honestly found this to be a defamation of character against all American ambers. Better suited as a drain cleaner.

beerthulhu, Jul 02, 2009
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

robthepenguin, May 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Drk93TT, May 18, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

green_plastic, Jul 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

antichuckmoore, Jul 07, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Keith_Borlick, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of nick76
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The aroma is not bad it's citrus hops, malt, and a mild nuttiness. The appearance is light amber with a medium head. The flavor on the other hand is astringent with a dry nutty finish. The palate is watery. A horrible beer. I would not recommend this to anyone for any reason.

nick76, Apr 10, 2009
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2.3/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This looked somewhat similiar (maybe a little less orange) in the pour to the Nugget Nectar I just finished off. Clearly this is where any and all analogous comparisons end. Granted, I'm only comparing the color, because the styles are the same in name alone. Malty caramel smell with a hint of sweetness. Kinda reminds me of a macro making a stab at something that looks the part, but won't offend the masses with too much taste. I'll not be buying this in the future.

alkemy, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of froghop
2.33/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a clear amber-orange with a small white head, and some lacing.

smell is of corn, grain, malt, and some caramel.

taste is of grain, a little skunky, and corn, ends somewhat dry.

overall it is not that great of an amber ale, more on the lager side.

froghop, Dec 26, 2009
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2.35/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a light amber with a pallid white head, poor to fair retention, no lace.

S: Bit of caramel malt and definite burnt toast.

T: Very much the burnt toast aspect starts the beer, it isn't horrible, but it's not appealing. The more I drank the beer, the more I disliked this. What there is of the malt comes out midway through, some nice nuttiness, and a very basic bittering hop flavour finishing the beer.

M: Light-bodied, thin, this beer has the body of a macro lager, at least it's not overcarbonated. Fair.

D: In the same style as Yuengling, but it's nowhere near as good, but much more available. One of the few Leine's brands offered in CA. This beer is only marginally better than BMC, in fact I'd probably prefer a Coors Original over this.

Halcyondays, Aug 11, 2010
Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.