Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.98/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
02-19-2011 01:23:26 | More by Duff27
3/5 rDev -14.5%
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.
04-01-2011 04:15:28 | More by tapman
3.1/5 rDev -11.7%
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¢.
06-21-2011 06:53:16 | More by matjack85
3.1/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
03-12-2011 04:07:23 | More by herman77
3.13/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
05-03-2011 23:14:00 | More by emerge077
3.18/5 rDev -9.4%
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
01-23-2011 21:46:04 | More by jsh420
3.18/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
06-09-2011 04:26:20 | More by scaliasux
3.2/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
01-22-2011 23:59:12 | More by KeefD
3.23/5 rDev -8%
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.
01-29-2011 04:37:59 | More by yeahnatenelson
3.23/5 rDev -8%
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?).
07-22-2011 04:10:35 | More by Strix
3.3/5 rDev -6%
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!
04-18-2011 04:23:34 | More by mrseano
3.3/5 rDev -6%
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.
02-25-2011 02:42:48 | More by tito42
3.33/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
01-23-2011 22:30:59 | More by KarlHungus
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
12 oz twist-off bottle. It says MAY0211, not sure what that means.
It pours an orangeish gold with a foamy white head that doesn't leave much lacing.
It smells pretty basic. It has paper, table sugar, and grain in the aroma. I'm not getting any hops, it is sweet and grainy.
The flavor is typical American pale lager. It is sweet adn buttery biscuity with a tiny kiss of hops. It isn't a great lager at all, but not bad for the style.
Leinenkugel is getting there, but I think they just use way too many cheap ingredients and still produce too large of batches, especially on these small run ones.
02-18-2011 06:30:15 | More by crossovert
Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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