Honey Weiss
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #255
Ranked #30,118
3.03 | pDev: 19.8%
Nov 23, 2022
Mar 07, 2002
Honey WeissHoney Weiss
Notes: 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.
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Rated by BrewCityDrunk

3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good tasting, easy to drink beer. Has a slight sweetness, but it’s nothing to powerful.
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Mar 13, 2022
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Rated by bottom_ramen

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Similar to Berry Weiss
Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by PolskaKielbasia from Minnesota

2.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This has that classic "bad beer taste". Tastes like a cheap beer with a hint of honey. I don't know what it is about Leinenkugel, they seem to have decent ideas and recipes but all their beers have this thin, watery, metallic taste to them. A shame.
Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 2.7 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 2.96 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
12 fl oz screw-top brown glass bottle from a Leinie's variety box/12 pack (2021 vintage):

4.9% ABV. "Weiss beer brewed with real Wisconsin honey." Best before NOV2221.

The honey doesn't lend much to this simple ale, but it's a well carbonated and refreshing beer with fresh flaked wheat and 2-row pale malt flavours along with mild caramelization notes.

About what I expected given the brewery, which is to say it's average. Easy drinking, though.

Oct 12, 2021
Rated: 3.23 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Aug 22, 2021
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Rated by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
It's a decent easy drinking affordable beer. Nothing fancy, great for summer or any time.
Aug 08, 2021
Rated: 3.34 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 3.22 by Danzifer from Ohio

Dec 03, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Nov 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2020
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Rated by tp1962 from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It’s a good tasting beer. Not too boozy and something to enjoy with slightly sweet after taste. Great with cookout !
Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

3.11/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is a 12oz. bottle poured into a 20oz. weizen glass. The beer is a very attractive gold color with a very nice head of puffy white foam. The head disappeared rather quickly leaving a large amount of lacing behind. It is very easy to watch the medium carbonation in this very clear golden brew.
The aroma is a little faint, there is a slight amount of malt notes I pick up.
The taste is very nice, a bit of wheat, the bread flavor from the malts, and a very noticeable honey flavor that adds nicely to the flavor of this beer. I am not picking up on any banana or clove flavors typical in the Kristalweizen style. There is nothing bitter about this beer at all, just very smooth.
The beer has a slight creamy feel to it.
This is a solid beer, maybe nothing spectacular. The honey flavor is very nice, I like this beer and will pick up more, it is an easy one to drink several of these at a time. If it was not under the German Kristalweizen style I would rate it much higher.
Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 3.08 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2019
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Rated by Lampro from Virginia

3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A malty nose, but a pretty light flavor overall with mild malts and hop's bitterness. Perhaps a slight hint of honey flavor, if not sweetness.
Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by pecaust from Illinois

Jul 11, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a completely clear, light golden color with a beautiful bubbly and pillowy white head that slowly fades. SRM of 7-8. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aroma of corn and pale adjunct malts, dry wheat, corn, mash, with faint honey and lemon. A definite corn adjunct malt aroma as well. (3.25)

Flavor: Flavor follows similar to the nose but with more lemon. There is honey, corn, wheat upfront followed by a still mild lemon sweetness in the middle. Somewhat tart lemon. Finishes yeasty with a bit of Campbell's chicken-noodle soup flavor.Slightly sweet with a bit of tartness. (3.50)

Feel: Medium weight, but the grains and bread give it a somewhat full body and mouthfeel. (3.75)

Compared to Fulton Blonde 9/5/20: Pours a similar color with a larger head. Mild aromas of corn, lemon, wheat. Some mash. Less lemon and sugar. Dryer and has more wheat tartness. Also more corn.

Compared to Bahaus' Wonderstuff 11/15/20: Pours a similar, slightly bright color. More aromas/flavors of corn, adjuncts, dry wheat. Less sweet roll and lemon citrus

Compared to Odell's Colorado Lager 12/18/20: Pours a darker color with a stronger head. Stronger corn adjuncts and mash aromas. Less honey and white bread. Much more yeast.

Compared to Lake Monster Brewing's Como Claw 1/13/21: Pours a similar color with a stronger head. More wet wheat, corn mash, adjunct honey. Less citrus and bread.

Compared to Castle Danger's Castle Cream Ale 3/1/21: Slightly lighter color. Far more corn mash and adjuncts on the aroma. More pale and yeasty. Overall, quite similar.

Compared to Bent Paddle's Classic Cream Ale 3/8/21: Pours an identical color. More corn mash and adjuncts on the aroma/flavor. Less honey, sweet bread. Stronger carbonation and dryer. Winner: Classic.

Harp Lager: 3/23/21: Similar appearance. More lemon, corn mash, and adjunct flavors. Less bready, yeasty, and grainy flavor.

to Trader Joe's Lager 4/12/21: Pours a slightly darker color. More wheat, yeast, adjuncts and corn mash on the aroma/flavor. Less bready and smooth. More carbonation and dryer.

to Goose Island's Natural Villain 5/19/21: More corn adjuncts and corn mash. Less bread and yeast flavors. Overall, quite similar.

Overall: This is my first Krystalweizen, but I can say I'm a fan of the body, but not the flavor. Similar to an American Wheat, but ithe flavor drinks like an adjunct lager. The body is big and it finishes nice and dry. A slightly lower rating b/c as the beer warms the corn adjunct creeps stronger. Sort of like a Miller Light on steroids. A pretty simple fix though, don't use corn malts. (Final Rating: 3.48)
Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by trek7000 from Illinois

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

2.3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12oz bottle bb 4/22/19 poured into a becher glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours light straw yellow with some chill haze and nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and a few bubbles. The aroma is wheat malt and a little vague sweetness. The taste is eerily similar to their AAL. I get a little wheat flavor then tart and creamed corn. No bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with sharp, prickly carbonation and an undry, unclean finish. Overall, not good. Every beer I drink from this brewery seems worse and worse. They literally didn’t hit a single note for the style.
Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 2.96 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.08 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, yeast, hint of sweet malt, hint of honey, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of a German Kristalweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, corn, hint of sweet malt, hint of honey, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, better then expected and good blend.
Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.1 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 2.75 by SaintTent from Minnesota

Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Aug 16, 2018
Rated: 2.96 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 11, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by zacckdaddy from Wisconsin

Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 2.37 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 1.53 by achepil from Canada (ON)

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -36.3%
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.
May 17, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 3.14 by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 3.29 by Foxman27 from Iowa

Feb 20, 2018
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