Leinenkugel's Light | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ALESwhatCURESya on 01-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
15
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
24.52%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by kmeves:
Photo of kmeves
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, light pale blonde with lots of carbonation and a fast dissolving white head. No lacing after the dissolve. Aroma is multi-grain malt, grassy hops, and a slight lemon zest. Flavor is very light bodied, some corn malt and a slight metalic at the back of the tongue. Finish is watery, clean, crisp and no aftertaste. Not bad to a low-calorie, low-carb, light beer.

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Photo of loose5682
4.5/5  rDev +72.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of richkrull
2.86/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3.01/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Brenden
3.15/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clean and clear. Lacing is a bit light and the head isn't anything to dance about. One of the better tasting light beers I've had, which isn't saying all that much. Surprisingly drinkable. Only a slightly watered-down taste, less than many lights. Fairly decent light offering.

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Photo of SMark
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Head lasted quite a while but it was a straight pour down the middle. Minimal lacing effect as beer was consumed.

Not a lot of bouquet or aroma but very typical of mass marketed beers in this category.

Again, do not forget this is a 'light' beer.

Not a lot of aftertaste which would bring you back and back again. More along the lines of a thirst quencher without the calories if that is what you are into.

Probably could have stepped it up half a point but it is stretching to rank as an average beer in the entire beer world. Not bad for a light though. Too bad about the limited availability.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
2.41/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deanis30
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Schlitz74
1.75/5  rDev -33%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is just an average light beer, typical soapy white head, not much lacing on the glass. Flavor is bland and watery.I would not try this again.

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Photo of MoyaHoya
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
2.76/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of scaliasux
3.87/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Light yellow. Clear. Thin, soapy film of a head. Bubbly. Looks somehow dull in my glass, though. (Maybe it's the cloudy day.) Average to slightly above for a macro light.

Smell - Light sweet malt and adjunct. Actually quite potent relative to most macro lights. Rates a little better than average just because the odor is present.

Taste - Primary impression is crisp and watery. Very light sweet malt flavor that disappears off the tongue. Pretty well balanced and inoffensive. Good for class.

Mouthfeel - Light and tangy like you'd expect a macro light. Nothing special.

Drinkability - This is a better than average light lager. While not competing a very impressive category, this beer is mild and refreshing with flavor that compares favorably to its competition.

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Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of Inglewood
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of A60sburnout
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Lewdd
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of ovaltine
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of happygnome
2.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

a: normal light yellow appearance accompanied by a white head that is about a quarter inch high. head disapears fast leaving little lacing carbonation is very active
s: sweet malt aromas and hints of hop presence
t: watery, kind of sweet kind of bitter dry finish
m: sharp carbonatio nis sharp, a little too sharp

overall for a light lager this isnt too bad but i am not a big fan of this style

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Photo of 3agle87
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of JJFordick
4.5/5  rDev +72.4%

Photo of BigBry
2.22/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can, brought back from the brewery tour. This is a pretty typical light beer. Pale yellow color, not much head (at least nothing that lasts more than 45 seconds). Not much for smell, grain with a bit of alcohol. Taste is similar, some grain or grass - tastes like light beer. Taste and mouthfeel are both watered down. Hops? no. Hard to be dissapointed, because you get what you would expect from the corresponding light version of a big name pale lager.

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Photo of Jimboe
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of TastyTaste
1.96/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear gold color, little to no head. Light graininess in the nose, no hops, pretty much a cookie cutter light lager so far. Taste is actually kind of foul, slight skunkiness mixed in with cereal grain and maybe a little grassy malt. Again, no hops anywhere. Well carbonated, but this is still a subpar beer.

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Leinenkugel's Light from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
2.61 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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