Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: European Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,056
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
1,007
pDev:
16.77%
 
 
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29
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Ratings: 1,007 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of Drak-Nib
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The créme de la darke is certainly a malty, easy drinking beer. Kind of sweet, without the dirt and gravel of many other dark beers. Not too bad at all. 2017/11/23

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Photo of Lewis1625
2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.4/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDon
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zopiac
2.02/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Looks like cola. Smells like burnt malts. Tastes like not much. Mouthfeel of water.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.09/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Dark reddish brown, thick foam head fades at a good clip, and some good lacing on glass
Smell - Definitely a creamy aroma. Nutty, malty, and a little fruity (raisins, prunes). Nothing too exotic though.
Taste - I love roasted malt beers and this is a good one. Roasted almost to the point of being burnt but not burnt malts. Creamy texture and flavor with peanut/walnut notes. Not watery but not heavy either. Medium-low carbonation. Highly drinkable a la Newcastle Brown. A little pepper and smoke lingers.

Overall, a fairly simple but effective dark lager. It is a flavorful roasted malt beer that is a good version of the style. Not spectacular or anything but they did a good job. Grade is A-

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runwild99
4.02/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of isaac_barrow
3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of APH
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SB2017
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not that creamy, not that dark, this beer fails to deliver on its promises, though holds its own as an exercise in looks and moderation. The creamiest thing about this beer is its appearance, looking a rich coffee brown with a solid foamy head lasting for a good while. The aroma is quite fruity. Most of what I get is the hops and a tiny bit of sweet roast. Fairly weak and not terribly complex in this regard. The taste put me off at first, being disappointingly light and fruity, though grew on me as the toasty malts began to build up on my palette. Overall, this is the lightest of any dark beer I've drank.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
2.52/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Half-full
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight vanilla, hint of roasted malt, slight pale malt, slight oatmeal, hint of yeast, and a hint of corn. Fits the style of a Euro Dark Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level, but high level of dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, slight vanilla, roasted malt, slight pale malt, slight oatmeal, hint of yeast, hint of piney hops, and a hint of corn.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rdoggg
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nunitn
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown appearance, and some splotchy glass lacing. Aroma is of brown bread crust and sweet malt. Taste is of those elements, a bit of char, and some balancing hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat creamy, and Creamy Dark finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 1,007 ratings