Northwoods Lager | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TastyTaste on 03-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
16.56%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste is mostly malts with a bit of caramel and a hint of hops. The flavor is malts, caramel, fruit and the finish is mild/medium hoppy/slightly bitter.

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Photo of djrn2
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is Okay as stated above. Not that good. But, better that any American adjunct beer for sure.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.19/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a darker, amber colour. Smells like slightly sweet malts and lager yeast, not much to it. Tastes like it smells, sweet malts, lager yeast, and crisp.

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Photo of mattjp03
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive rose gold color with good cap and some lacing.

Aroma of caramel, roasted malt and toffee lightly spiced with hops.

Taste is caramel on entry with darker touches of toffee and roast malt entering mid palate. Hops are there but like a transparent finish on dark wood furniture. There is some hop presence but they have more an aromatic than bittering influence. Aftertaste brings a homemade bread touch and the hops spark a bit before dying out.

Medium body with a slightly fuller feel.

Overall it strikes me as somewhere between an amber and an oktoberfest. This isn't to say it's lacking, just seems to have it's feet on both banks straddling the stream. I find it a pleasant, easy drinking style that should work well with a variety of food. I think I would like it to be just a bit dryer but it's well balanced as is. Reminds me of what beer used to be back in the 60s.

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Photo of beerguy04
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Smell is piney hops.Taste is earthy and grainy. Has a piney aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, a middle of the road beer.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.6/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KnappStout
2.43/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dms844
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
2.87/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Malacant
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little pine flavor. Not my favorite from a good brewery.

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Photo of mrpoizun
2.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is your standard adjunct lager with just a hint of piney hops, ergo the "Northwoods" moniker, I suppose. Otherwise, it's not outstanding in any way. Leinie's original lager is far better.

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Photo of dsloth
3.94/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
3.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.81/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Onenote81
2.79/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KevChiTown
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Jliebert
5/5  rDev +59.2%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SkinniePost
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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Northwoods Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.14 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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