Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
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Style: German Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Featuring a touch of real Wisconsin honey, Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss is a golden-hued traditional American weiss beer inspired by a classic German style. It's traditionally garnished with a lemon wedge for added citrus aroma that perfectly complements the sweet, subtle flavors of the beer.

Added by TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

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pDev:
19.54%
 
 
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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss has been brewed since 1995 and was one of the initial gateway craft beers for me back around 2009. I haven’t had it in quite some time so I purchased an individual bottle from a local grocery store. The bottle has a best by date of November 12th, 2018.

Honey Weiss pours a well carbonated golden hue with a thick two fingered head. There is a small bit of lacing left after a few minutes.

The aroma is somewhat muted with hints of sweet honey and a bit of grain.

The flavor is somewhat sweet and very smooth. There is just a touch of honey present. The finish continues to be pretty smooth with very little discernible bitterness.

Overall this is just kind of a boring beer. Nothing really stands out but nothing is offensive about it either.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.1/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.67/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.53/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.37/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.53/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of cardfan212
1.93/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - Crystal clear golden orange color. Streams of visible carbonation. No head.

Smell - Dominantly honey with a bready bit of malt and the tiniest bit of grassy hops.

Taste - The most vile concoction I've ever tasted. Disgustingly sweet in a vomit sort of way. Like honey mixed with rot and fungus. Terrible in every way imaginable.

Feel - Overly carbonated, gives an unpleasant feel to the terrible taste.

Overall - The first beer I've ever poured down the drain. Avoid at all costs. Don't know why this exists.

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3.37/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Date code marked on bottle is 'MAR1218 (BEST BY)'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One finger white head settles to ring and islands. A little bit of lacing.
Aroma of pale wheat malt and honey. Faint aroma of fruity esters and earthy hops.
Taste of wheat malt, honey, banana, cloves, and earthy hops.
Smooth, crisp, refreshing mouth feel.
Pleasant, clean tasting beer with the honey sweet touch.

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2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.83/5  rDev +59.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.06/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It taste a little bit like a below average Kristallweissen with honey. Leinenkugel brew good stuff, but I am not sure this is their best, but it is good enough.

Look: golden yellow with a thick white head

Aroma: moderate aroma of honey and wheat

Taste: You can taste the honey and a modest weissen wheat/banana flavor, but it is otherwise a bit bland, and a tad watery.

Feel: light body

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2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.44/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,585 ratings