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: Euro 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:
#44,745
Reviews:
327
Ratings:
991
pDev:
16.72%
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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

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rdoggg
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nunitn
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +33.1%
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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Photo of Aeroscorp
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of holtonwes
2.33/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Look: Poured from a 12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a lovely dark brown with a 2 finger offwhite head. Dissipates relatively quickly with lacing.

Smell: honestly I don't get much of anything off of this.

Taste: very watered down.. some coffee, hops, slight hint of malt

Feel: very watery and thin...

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Photo of Kurtncall
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of T101603
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MattReily
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
2.42/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MOBamaFan
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Leinies gave this a good try but at the end of the day it's still a mass produced beer. Tastes like they had a good batch and then cut it with water. Body is very weak, not much of a flavor profile and it lacks any distinct character notes. Not much head or lacing. I'm not disappointed as I knew what I was getting into. Got a 12 pack for $12.00.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jkblr
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 9/18/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours a dark brown with red highlights. The head is light brown and settles from an inch into a nice 1/16" coat with promising lacing. The aroma is roast malt and dark chocolate. The taste follows with a smooth malt driven roasty & cocoa flavor that gives way to a slightly bitter and tangy finish. Mouthfeel is soft bodied with sharp carbonation and mostly dry finish. Overall, good. Nothing exciting here but nothing wrong either. I am not wild about the tangy finish, but it is present in a lot of porters I've tried and I believe it is intentional in this brew.

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Photo of Jimbob-gbr
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark, one finger light brown head. Smells breast, toasty.
Taste is light roast, light chocolate. Kinda thin and water, not creamy. IMO one of the better leinny beers. It OK for the sale price that was on it

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Photo of Krusader
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very average dark lager. It's slightly roasty with a slightly chocolatey sweetness. The finish comes through mildly herbal and roasty. overall it's not bad, but I won't be going back to it.

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Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 991 ratings