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Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Limited Golden LagerLeinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 7
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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2/5  rDev -43%

klipper, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

bigbeers84, Jul 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Review from notes
Pours into pint glass a hazy golden color with little presence of head to speak of but decent carbonation.
Smells of biscuit like barley malts with a slight scent of hops in the mix as well.
Taste/Mouthfeel a hoppy front end that mellows to a lager finish with a slight hop after taste.
Overall, I was intrigued by how this beer seemed to be a nice cross between a lager & a pale ale. A good session beer in a crowded field if Leinenkugels were priced to compete w/Molson & Labatt instead of Sierra Nevada I'd nab it more often. Decent stuff

Blueribbon666, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

tdmccarthy, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

mike727, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

sweetpaulie73, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

muddyh2oblues, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

durwood64, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -43%

LDemarais, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

lumpy1126, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

sneefcity, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

RievyRW, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

scootercrabb, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

doucmehu, Nov 16, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

This is the old Northwoods Lager, which has a mystique similar to that of Coors in Smoky & The Bandit. It's hard to find, so it must be worth seeking out.

But, hell, I'd be liar if I said mystiques didn't sometime make beer taste better. Likewise nice packaging--and this one is packaged exquisitely.

I haven't had this beer since 1999, back when I was 16 and I thought this was some kind of bizarre amber brew, possibly akin to Newscastle. Now it smells and tastes like a nicely brewed adjunct, but it's exceptionally dark for the style.

The aroma and flavor are both quite similar to the new-old Schlitz, only the yeast profile here is a little unpleasantly chewy. Still, crisp cereal malt, a just a wee tiny bit of nice adjunct corn. This is backed by a kiss of the hops, and really everything super tasty until the yeast messes things up (though it only messes it up a little bit).

mynie, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of Strix
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?).

Strix, Jul 22, 2011
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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¢.

matjack85, Jun 21, 2011
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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.

scaliasux, Jun 09, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -3.7%

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Very classy looking label. Had a vintage feel to it.

Appearance - Pours a golden crystal clear color with a 1 finger white foam head that dissipates into a nice froathy layer after a couple minutes.

Smell - Smells of a corn-like biscuit-like malt with a light scent of hops.

Taste - Tastes of lightly toasted biscuit-like malts and a nice hop bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Very crisp and light bodied with medium carbonation.

Drinkability - Very smooth and refreshing. Highly drinkable.

A refreshing and good offering but nothing spectacular. I did however enjoy this and could drink a bunch of these.

thegodfather1076, May 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Really liked this beer back when it was NorthWoods. Revisiting it

Pours a clear gold with a white head that does not linger.

Somewhat sweet smelling with a hint of a pale ale type hop smell.

Taste is of a clean crisp lager. Nothing spectacular but better than our average BMC

If this was a regular Leinie's release I would have it over the AAL's and it would be a good summer beer for me.

jsulko, May 11, 2011
Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.