Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Creamy DarkLeinenkugel's Creamy Dark
BA SCORE
3.35/5
974 Ratings
Leinenkugel's Creamy DarkLeinenkugel's Creamy Dark
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,684
Reviews:
323
Ratings:
974
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
150
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 974 |  Reviews: 323
Photo of Rozyravens
1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

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2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of monkryan
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Looses point on being dark it's just a brown ale with a pretty sticky opaque colored head.

S - Smell is kind of diluted but I get some sweet malts and a touch of roast.

T - Again sweet malts and a touch of roast. It's kind of bitter and skunky but it goes down rather smooth.

M - Well it's dark but only light bodied. Not bad.

Overall I kind of purchased this as a novelty idea for 1 dollar but it ended up being as good as said price. Not something to seek out but never really worth turning away.

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Photo of zmbi_drift
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this Euro Dark Lager in a nonic pint.

Appearance- The filmy tan foam musters a finger of width and falls to just cover the cap. The body has a very dark-brown body with a few slants of ruby highlights.

Smell- I can certainly smell the dark malts. They are not so much roasted as they are sweet. I will say that the flavors are more generic, "just" a sweet malt base. There is also an earthy, nutty flavor in the beer below the sweetness that I do not think fits this profile well.

Taste- A hop tingle and a grassy roast hit the palate pretty quickly. A roasted, nutty flavor then takes over on the palate. The finish is roasted and sweet from the caramel malt. It is a fine set of flavors, if not a bit watered down and simple.

Mouth feel- The body is thinner and definitely feels watery. I am surprised that the finish can go on for so long. The roasted aspect of the beer does not mesh with this light of a body.

Overall- This Euro Dark Lager has more positive points than negative. It would just be nice if they were more pronounced and given a body that had more heft.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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

On tap in a room-temp pint glass.

A- A good looking dark brown black beer with a slight head. There is decent lacing and carbonation. It also has the mocha brown top ring that is characteristic of very dark beers.

S-roasted malts are strong with a hint of sweetness from some toffe or caramel.

T-very malty, but with a bit of bitterness from all the roasting. Not a hint of hops.

M-good carbonation holds some body, keeping this a notch above the thin watery varieties.

O-I like it. Easy drinking, good flavor, just the right abv. A good dark lager.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes
Pours into pint glass a dark mahogany with no head to speak of but with decent carbonation.
Smells of malt and a kiss of hops in the mix as well
Taste/Mouthfeel smooth from the get go, yes, creamy not so much. Crispness of the hops gives way to a dull malty finish that's not watery so much as unremarkable. Overall, still on the hunt for a dark/black lager that I would buy again this seems like a poor man's bock.

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Photo of WhatAlesMe
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of ChrisPratz
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of canders0927
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of MrFafiso
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Burt
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of deanis30
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of corbs
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SpartanHistory2013
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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

A: Good bubbly head. Very dark brown.
S: Smells like sawdust and sweat, not that that's a bad thing. A little light on the smell but there was something there.
T: Very light with lingering malty flavor. Nothing special here but nothing bad either.
M: Sits bubble and pretty alright. I mean, nothing bad and slightly above average

Overall this is a positively average beer. Nothing bad but few things that really make it stand out. If you like lighter beers check it out, otherwise probably pass.

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Photo of Garrett82
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 974 ratings
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