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

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#42,683
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
1,014
pDev:
16.42%
 
 
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Photo of Chilmer
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MercInc
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We always have this when doing our 1750's living history events. looks and tastes great in a earthen mug on a hot summer day.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.90% This European Dark Lager pours out a nice Deep Brown color with a nice light brown head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. This brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with roasted goodness. You pick up a lot of grains an malts mixed with a slight sweetness. So far Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold an rich with flavors. You first pick up on a mild sweetness, then the roasted grains and malts. The body of this brew is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The mouth feel is Roasted, Bold, Sweet, Rich, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark a Soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this European Dark Lager.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out avery dark brown with red highlights around the edges. The brown is dark enough to border on a black. Two fingers of light brown or tan head with thick soapy bubbles. Nice tan lacing down the glass.

Smell is faint roasted malts. Sweet dark bread smells. A tiny bit of hops in the background.

Taste is like a nice dark bread. Maybe even like a marbled bread that I once had that had dark and light bread. Picking up on roasted malts. Very light roast to the malts.

Mouth feel is on the medium side. Lingering carbonation towards the back of the mouth. A faint bit of creaminess on the mouth.

Everything about this beer seems like a real light version of a porter. The smell, taste and mouth feel all seem like a lighter, or fainter version, of a porter. With a low ABV this seems to be a good entry beer for the dark side of beers. It is not so complex as to overwhelm some just getting into the darker beers. Might seem to let down those folks that like the big heavy dark beers but I don't feel that is the case. If you like dark beers, and I do, this almost seems like a session beer in that category. I can definitely see the crafting that went into this one. Very nice beer!

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Photo of mattjp03
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of OhioBeerFan
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer tastes like they mixed Snowdrift Vanilla Porter with their Original. Its thin and watery, but has the darker malt flavors. A nice middle ground beer, perhaps even an entry level porter.

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Photo of rockonkg_17
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drak-Nib
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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 -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.4/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDon
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zopiac
2.02/5  rDev -39.7%
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 +22.1%
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 -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runwild99
4.02/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of isaac_barrow
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of APH
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SB2017
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Half-full
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,014 ratings