Leinenkugel's Red | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001

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Ranking:
#43,427
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
870
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
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Photo of Dkloubec
3.39/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Best By date of Nov 26, 2018. Sampled September 29, 2018.

Attractive looking beer for sure with its reddish-amber colored pour, off-white head, and decent clarity.

Big malt sweetness on the nose of caramel mainly. Some grass. A faint meaty fruit character (like apple/pear). Low hop profile generally.

Medium body. Smooth.

A sweet malt experience in the taste with a slightly bitter finish rounding it up at the end. Not bad.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runwild99
3.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Half-full
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dataslal
2.36/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkirk546
3.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newHazel
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear crisp amber color. Thin off-white head dissipates rather quickly leaving just a small slick of foam on top of the beer.

Smell has notes of bready malts, toasted bread, and some earthy tones. Very subtle and simple.

Taste follows the nose with some bready malts up front. Touch of honey sweetness and some wonder bread. Earthy somewhat spicy hops on the finish. Simple, straightforward, and pretty well done.

Feel is light, a tad on the thin side, mild carbonation, smooth semi-dry finish.

Overall a solid Vienna lager from Leinenkugels. Its nothin flashy, but its well executed and one Id drink again.

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Photo of Zylod
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jack_H_91
3.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.51/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 10/23/17 poured into a Vienna style mug at fridge temp. No ABV listed on bottle. This has been unretired for the 2017 fall variety pack. The beer pours a bright, rich amber color with abundant khaki head. The head persists at a 1/8" and there is noticeable lacing. The aroma is toasted malt. The taste is more toasty, bready malts with a little cancelling bitterness coming in on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, softly carbonated and dry. There is a hint of yeast aftertaste, it's only there if you are really looking for something to fault. Overall, good. I literally bought this mix pack because it had the first Oktoberfest beers this season. This and the collab anniversary beer are pretty solid. The regular Oktoberfest is poor and the original lager was a let down, although I was happy to get to try it.

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3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Some good friends of my wife and I were having an open house party this past weekend and I found this in the beer fridge. Since this was one of the beers that I had not tried I thought I'd give it a shot.

This beer pours a copper hue that is slightly red and clear with light carbonation and a light, frothy, white head that dissipates to a thin lacing that is retained. 3.75/5 The aroma is malt centric with a bit of caramel and white bread. The aroma is fairly one dimensional and nothing to get real excited about. The hops are fairly clean and a bit grassy but they are more of an undertone than anything. 3.25/5 The flavor profile has a slight metallic undertone that continues for the length of time that the beer is in your mouth, and then a bit afterwards too. A bit of caramelized malt and white bread comes through with hops that are a bit grassy. The flavor is really a bit underwhelming, creating a very light drinking experience. Bitterness is light and lingers lightly after swallowing. 3/5 This is a light bodied, low carbonation, smooth beer that is almost creamy at times. It is also lightly drying on the back end with a light lingering dryness. 3.25/5 This is an ok Vienna. I can't say that I disliked it, but I can't say that I liked it either. I'm fairly ambivalent towards it, honestly. This is a decent beer for a warm day when you're craving something other than a pilsner. 3.25/5

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3.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.07/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its a decent looking beer, the red is bright, the clarity is good, the head is sizeable in the 4/5" off white range.

Often joked about, the aroma has been described as Leine-feet. I dunno, I get the earthy aspect of that from the red peat like malt.

Taste, eh, tastes like macro red to me. Malty, not bitter, not hoppy. But not heavy either.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Attractive golden red color with minimal cap and lacing.

Aroma of bready malt with a touch of something floral hoppy in the background.

Taste is malt forward in a caramely, toasty malty way with some overriding hop bitterness that goes just far enough to sorta match the malt. More than average carbonation gives it all a bit of bite. Finish is clean with some hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Texture is light medium with a bit more carbonation than necessary to balance.

Bit of a let down this one. A fair amount of rich maltiness that seems to stop short at the average line and can't seem to advance the ball any further. Enough hop bitterness to notice but the malt and hops don't seem to balance, just parallel runners whose path's don't cross. A simple concoction that seems to be one of these fill in the slot lineup brews that wears the jersey but doesn't advance the team.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Leinenkugel's Red from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 870 ratings