Heart Of Oak
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Lager - Vienna
3.28 | pDev: 14.63%
May 10, 2022
Aug 17, 2015
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3.11 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin on May 10, 2022
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
3 by sweemzander from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
3.24 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on Oct 26, 2016
1.93 by JoshWiningear from Indiana on Oct 15, 2016
3.74 by deebo from Michigan on Sep 11, 2016
3.23 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jul 19, 2016
3.74 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 17, 2016
3.74 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Jul 02, 2016
1.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Jun 09, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mfnmbvp from Illinois

12 oz. bottle, bottled APR0416 printed on the bottleneck. My second new one from the Leinenkugel's mixed variety twelve pack. "Vienna Style Lager Brewed With Oak" per the label.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a tawny amber with hues of reddish-copper. Finger of soft frothy khaki head that leaves good fluffy bubbly lacing. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks nice for what it is.

S - Aroma is a bit soft and muted. Soft notes of the oak wood, with aromas of vanilla come through. Not particularly nutty, malty, or yeasty, but what's here is nice.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth toasty malt mingles with smooth woodsy creaminess from the oak wood. The oak lends the beer smooth notes of vanilla, caramel, & butterscotch.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & creamy. Slight notes of woodsy, earthy sweetness from the oak wood. Slightly chalky. Feels pretty nice.

Overall, a nice beer from Leinenkugel's; reminds me a bit of some of the oak-aged offerings I've tried from Innis & Gunn. Drinkable stuff.

Leinenkugel's Heart Of Oak -----4/5.

May 30, 2016
3.06 by zaraspook from Illinois on May 29, 2016
3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York on May 29, 2016
3.5 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on May 10, 2016
3.35 by ArmyATCBrewer from Korea (South) on May 10, 2016
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3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: crisp, woody, oak notes, some hop, but malt forward.
Big oak woody malts nose.
Deep amber/copper color, clear with a large stick head of lace. Medium body.

May 03, 2016
3.75 by RHVC59 from Oregon on May 02, 2016
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3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Foyle from North Carolina

Poured from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.

Appearance: a 1" off white head falls quickly with mild lacing. Color is rich amber, moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: mild overall with woodiness from the oak along with bready malts and some floral hops.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a fairly dry finish.
Flavor: malty sweetness dominates along with oak and vanilla. Mild floral hops.
Overall: not a world class vienna lager, but a decent beer.

Apr 26, 2016
3.42 by movieclockstar from Michigan on Apr 17, 2016
3.75 by Richter525 from Michigan on Apr 10, 2016
3.44 by nicksamuelson from North Dakota on Apr 10, 2016
3.28 by azdback from Arizona on Apr 09, 2016
3.5 by Beer4Mike from Minnesota on Apr 01, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Caveworm from Ohio

Heart Of Oak | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, this beer's head is three fingers thick, with sheen lacing, and a light oak (had to) brown body.

I smell full bodied grains and malts with a small hit of zesty floral hops. Only faint whiffs of the alleged oak.

Tastes like much of the notes elaborated on above, with a slight dark fruit sweetness. Very good balance.

The mouthfeel here is light and crisp. Very quenching with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Heart Of Oak | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company with an overall 3.75. This has so much potential to be a great brew; if only they'd realize this...

Apr 01, 2016
3.51 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Sampled back on 3/11/16. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle as part of "Make your own 6" as this must of come out of a seasonal 12-pack as I haven't seen it in a 6-pack. Anyway, bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "LEINENKUGEL'S" pint glass.

Brew pours a pretty medium-amber in color with close to a 3-finger foamy white head that didn't last all that long but still was a good 5mm after a bit. A decent amount of lacing was seen when sipped. Aroma was of sweet malts, citrus and yeast. Taste is close to the aroma with some caramel malts with a hint of 'wood' also. Crisp and clean. No bitterness for the finish is noted. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall a good brew.

Mar 27, 2016
3.25 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Mar 25, 2016
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3.11/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Pours a clear, garnet red with a two-finger, off white, creamy head. Very little carbonation. Smells of sweet malt and a hint of citrus. Taste of malty goodness, with a sugary sweetness that allows a cherry fruit to sneak in. Thin mouthfeel, clean and crisp. A slight medicine taste.

Mar 23, 2016
3.26 by Myboymi from Kansas on Mar 19, 2016
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3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 2, 2016. Sampled on March 19, 2016.

The color of the pour is nice with a handsome reddish-orange amber color and a quick lasting head.

The aroma has a malt sweetness at first along with an apple character, a little wood, and a low to no hop profile.

Medium body.

The sweet malts are forward in the taste and the finish is clean, crisp, and fruity. The apple is more subdued in the flavor.

Mar 19, 2016
3.06 by DOCRW from Washington on Mar 07, 2016
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3.22/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, light brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight wood, hint of pale malt, hint of alcohol, and hint of yeast. Mouth feel is crisp and sharp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of liquor, hint of wood, sweet malt, caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, mostly liquor and wood in body, average appearance, but this is hard to tell if it fits the style of a Vienna Lager with the overpowering wood and liquor flavors.

Mar 05, 2016
2.57 by Turbo from Minnesota on Feb 27, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by lwillitz from Wisconsin

12-oz bottle into Pilsener glass

A - 3-finger khaki head over a body of orange amber, high visible carbonation

S - caramel, oak/wood

T - caramel, oak/wood, grassy bitterness

M - medium body, high carbonation

O - simple and enjoyable

Feb 26, 2016
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2.16/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by JohnnyLaw from Wisconsin

Does nothing for me. Oak/smokey flavor is a distraction - actually more like a fad / hipster joke of a beer (but not as bad as some of the leaker IPA's that seem to be popular). Came as part of a sampler pack. IMHO not worth a repurchase and not something I'd serve friends.

Feb 21, 2016
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3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Pours a clear copper colour with large head of foam with decent lacing.

I get caramel and a honey like sweetness with light grain. .nice malt bill.

Definitely on the sweet side taste wise. Grain and earthy hops with the tiniest presence of oak. Flavours do not mesh all that well but it is drinkable.

Feb 20, 2016
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2.69/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by SteveJeremy from Connecticut

Decent smoky and oaky body, and easily the most drinkable and enjoyable beer out of Leinenkugel's winter/spring seasonal variety pack (along with Helles Yeah, Big Butt Doppelbock, and that awful Pale Ale), but still mediocre and disappointing by Leinenkugel's standards.

Feb 18, 2016
3.68 by milesweaver from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BigDaddyWarbuxx from Iowa

Not terrible by any means, but I'm not blown away by it. Part of the problem is there's not enough flavor to completely cover up the alcohol taste. Even so, there's still an enjoyable little touch of malt in it.

Feb 08, 2016
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