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Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.94% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KeefD on 01-22-2011)
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -43%

LDemarais, Dec 22, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43%

klipper, Aug 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

ZOSO2192, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Duff27
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a nice golden color with a half inch head that dissapates fast.

S- Somewhat grassy.

T- Grainy, light toasted malts. Clean aftertaste.

M- Crisp, well carbonated.

D/O- It's an easy drinker, nothing too special but worth a try if you have a hankering for a lager.

Duff27, Feb 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

mike727, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Hellpop65, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

memoulds, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of tapman
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark golden color, much darker than I expected. Head is white and whispy and holds up pretty well. Giant carbonation nucleation sites.

Earthy aroma and a small toasty malt presence.

Like the style description implies: like BMC but a little better; metallic and grainy flavors and a more pronounced, floral hop character.

A little dry with bright, though not biting, carbonation.

They would be better off just making this REGULAR Leinenkugel lager and get rid of that Berry Weiss.

tapman, Apr 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of matjack85
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found a bunch of these 12oz brown bottles in a discontinued bin at Foremost Liquors in Glendale, Heights, IL for just 50¢ each, so I grabbed a couple. No freshness date.

The beer poured a crystal clear light gold color, but it only produced a ½-finger of dishsoap looking white head that didn't even last 30 seconds and left no lacing.

Very weak nose to this - just a faint biscuity malt aroma.

This is a little better than average tasting golden lager. Lots of sweet biscuity malt flavor along with a touch of hop bitterness. Even a touch of lemon in the finish. Not bad.

Light bodied with medium high carbonation.

Nothing to go crazy over but better than anything else I've ever picked up for 50¢.

matjack85, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of herman77
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at High Rock in Wisconsin Dells.

A: Golden crystal clear, foamy white head. Okay lacing.

S: Sweet cereal grains. No hops.

T: Sweet and a bit biscuity. Lots of sweeter cereal grains. Just a tiny hint of hop bitterness in the finish.

M/D: Light body. Moderate to higher carbonation. Crisp and somewhat refreshing. Easy drinking.

herman77, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle screened MAY0911

Poured into a tulip glass it has a glowing bright orange color with high clarity and traces of straw gold at the edges. Brilliantly clear like apple juice. Thin layer of white foam dwindles quickly, only leaving spotty lace after a sip.

Smells a little swilly, apple juice and wet grain notes, buttered biscuits.

Mild breadiness, apple slices, effervescent and astringent. Light shortbread sweetness in the fleeting, dry aftertaste. No hop presence to speak of. Somewhat gassy, though crisp and pretty easy drinking. Not especially complex, it's simple components make for an ok session beer. No real off flavors, but the astringency is not so great.

Suited for hot weather, lawnmowing, barbecues, pool parties, etc. when you don't feel like philosophizing about your beer, and just need a simple thirst quencher.

emerge077, May 04, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

aka northwoods lager

pours clear golden with a 1 finger fizzy white head that faded to a small film and left no lacing

smells of light bready grains and not much else

taste is like the nose bready malts a little hop bite but it has a off metalic flavor that kills some of the enjoyment or maybe its the bears down 14 @ halftime?

mouthfeel is light with ok carbonation(wish it had a little more) some bite and creamy

drinkability is so so - this is not a go to style for me and there are better options for lagers but still easy drinking for watching football

jsh420, Jan 23, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light amber. Clear and bubbly. Tall white soapy head - not persistent.

Smell - Light pale malt. Bready and sweet.

Taste - Light and crisp. Mainly pale malts with just a hint of something darker. Touch of lemony hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light.

Overall - You could do worse. Indistinguishably decent beer in an uninspiring category.

scaliasux, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of KeefD
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with some hints of orange in the center, a large white head that stuck around for a bit and left little lacing. Aroma is mostly cereal grains, light breadiness, and a touch of hops. The label says it's made with cluster and cascade, but not picking up many cascade qualities. Taste is very similar to the nose with some bready flavors, some wet grain, a bit of caramel, and just enough spicy hop flavor on the finish to compliment the light sweetness. Very crisp and dry and easy to drink. A decent all-malt lager that would be easy to drink in the warm summer months, but if I had to pick between this and Dave's BrewFarm, Dave wins every time.

KeefD, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a coppery golden hue with a slim sudsy cream head.

Smell -- Bready malt, cane juice sweetness, grassy hop aroma.

Taste -- Bready grain, gentle malt sweetness, and earthy hops that end on a spicy note. No thrills, but it's solid.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light body with ample bubbly carbonation. Not hard on the tongue. Not too shabby.

Drinkability -- Overall, pretty good. Crisp, easy-drinking, largely balanced, no surprises. Good crossover beer for sharing with mixed beer geek company.

yeahnatenelson, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of Strix
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold, little head.

Grainy smell, mostly.

Taste is mainly grains too, a hint of something more going on, a bready note, some grassy hops.

Mouthfeel medium, carbonation medium.

Eh. Nothing remarkable here. Better than some Leine's offerings, but most of them are in the mediocre department so I've stopped keeping track of which is less mediocre than the others (barring the big eddy series - how 'bout brewing less of this and more of that?).

Strix, Jul 22, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

d5001986, Oct 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden-copper color, very visible carbonation, quickly diminishing head and lacing

S: Slightly off-smell, unsure of exactly why. Not too impressed, as others in 6-pack had poor smells but also tasted fine.

T: Sweet, malty, biscuity

M: Carbonation, good lingering mouthfeel for golden

O: A decent, very drinkable golden. Refreshing for the summer and a far upgrade over large macros. $4.99 for 6-pack on sale, which is ok with me!

mrseano, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of tito42
3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by May 9, 2011 stamped on bottle.

A: Golden and crystal clear with moderate carbonation and a foamy white head. Decent retention.

S: Sweet, corny smell. Style description says brewed without cereal adjuncts, but I smell corn.

T: Grassy and crisp, with a bit of roasted malt and a nice hop bitterness at the end for this type of beer.

M: Light bodied but not too watery and a touch of creaminess. Pleasant.

D: Would be a great lawnmower beer, except that it's a limited release. This would be an outstanding alternative to an AAL for those poor souls who are tied to that style.

tito42, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of KarlHungus
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma has some solid bready malt notes with some moderate noble hops spiciness in the back ground. The taste is a little hoppier than the aroma, but the nice malt notes that are present in the aroma are barely noticeable in the taste. It is still a pleasant flavor, but it would be really good if the malt stayed strong. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied which is good for this style. Carbonation is lively without being annoyingly high, and the texture is smooth. Overall, this is one of the better Leinie beers I've tastes, and I would drink it again.

KarlHungus, Jan 23, 2011
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Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.