Honey Weiss
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Wheat Beer - Kristallweizen
Ranked #33
Ranked #49,409
3.03 | pDev: 19.8%
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
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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Reviews by ChrisFurlowLSU:
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Jun 26, 2014
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RyanLaCount03 from Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was actually a very good beer in my opinion. The aromas of honey when you open the bottle were very noticeable. The taste of this was also very good and will continue to drink this beer when I am able to do so. This is very popular in my area as well.

Feb 20, 2013
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mynie from Maryland

3.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

This is a flavorful sluggin' beer--a "banquet" beer to use Coors' term-- a beer that you might find a fireman's ball or an old man's fridge.

Pours clear and straw-golden but with a nice head. Smells faintly like lemons and honey with just a hint of malt. Nice smell, surprisingly, but faint.

As much as it may look like a regular macro, it sure as heck doesn't much taste like one. I mean, the taste is still as woefully faint as that of a macro, but it's actually good. Yeast upfront with a hint of citrus and a little wheat bitterness. More wheat in the back and a sweet kick of dry honey. Complex and tasty, but not flavorful enough.

Thin on the body, like a macro, but it's pretty darn smooth and you can pound these all night.

Dec 04, 2004
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Haybeerman from Colorado

3.21/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden straw yellow color. Poured with three finger creamy white head that dissipated steadily. Decanted steadily. Irregular and inconsistent lacing.

S: Grains and a mild sugary sweetness.

T: Grains up front. Not overpoweringly sweet; turninng to an almost bitter dryness that leads to a fairly clean finish. May benefit from a little more sweetness to balance the carbonation and dryness.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation.

D: Definitely drinkable. Unlike some, the mild sweetness would make me tire of the taste (that said, I still think it could be a little sweeter).

Oct 22, 2008
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BigPlay1824 from New York

2.49/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed in a weizen glass

A: Pours a crystal clear very very light hay color with a ton of carbonation bubbles and a ton of large bubbled soapy looking pure white head which dissipates at a moderate rate before leaving a decent amount of scattered lacing
S: so, sadly, this beer reminds me right off the bat of an adjunct american lager, light, cereal grains and not much more, there is a slight sweetness of honey which is detectable at the very end
T: begins with a nice deep sweetness which reminds me alot of honey, big surprise, also there are notable light cereal grains, not much complexity or depth
M: smooth and clean, slightly cloying at the end, does leave the mouth feeling slightly bright even cold like a mint freshness without the flavor
O: im not overly familiar with this style but i do find this example to be very bland and unfortunately reminiscent of adjunct lagers, honey was nice but not much else was worth mentioning

Jul 18, 2012
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TonyTalon from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Jun 13, 2012
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mcewesr from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34%

May 24, 2013
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JakeBarnett from Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Jul 09, 2014
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bruachan from Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

a tour beer for my first stop at the coventry winking lizard

it's labeled a pale wheat ale but....pretty lagery. very pale color, no head retention (on a wheat?). the lizard menu had it labeled a "fruit beer"—is that because of the honey or the wheat?

smells like a pale lager, looks like a pale lager and tastes pretty much like a pale lager. booorrrring

Feb 14, 2006
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almychristopher from New York

3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a clear golden color with a tall white head that recedes to a film of lace. the aroma is malty and a bit on the lagerish side, I'm not sure if it's the honey that's responsible. the taste is sweet with quite a bit of malt. the crisp mouthfeel seems right for an american wheat. not a terrible drink, but not one that I'll look for.

Sep 02, 2009
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eklie from New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Dec 04, 2011
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rah1734bones from California

2/5  rDev -34%

May 17, 2012
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Bassman2019 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1%

Jun 11, 2013
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Bike_Nerd from Iowa

2.6/5  rDev -14.2%

Aug 24, 2014
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allengarvin from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear gold color, with the head fading away instantly. Faint wheat malt aroma, no honey I can detect in the nose. Sweet cereal flavor, like a bland slightly sweetened breakfast ceral. A touch of honey flavor. Almost tasteless. Body is thin and watery.

Uninteresting, hardly more flavorful than sweet water.

Jul 16, 2007
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ujsplace from Oregon

3.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a hefeweizen glass.

A: Pale, faded yellow.

S: Wheat, malt and faint honey...

T: Mild wheat with slight honey and mild hops.

M: Thin and somewhat watery, would be thirst quenching on a summer day.

D: This is a pretty drinkable beer, but it is just too light in flavor for my taste..

Jul 10, 2009
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swgwilt from Tennessee

3/5  rDev -1%

May 17, 2012
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tectactoe from Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Jul 07, 2012
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MickeyD from Kansas

3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a clean pint glass

A: I think this is the clearest beer I have ever seen. very little carbonation and less that finger width of head.

S: very faint hops.

T: slight bitterness with nothing else for taste.

M: very thin, smooth slight carbonation.

O: There is really nothing to this beer. Very slight hops taste and nothing, absolutely nothing else

Jul 15, 2013
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The_Cakeater from New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Jul 15, 2014
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Roderick from Kentucky

2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light yellow with a very thin head
Smell was almost nonexistent
The taste was VERY mild with just a hint of sweetness, this is a thin brew that you have to TRY to taste.
All in all it was worth the money and isn't a bad beer just not memorable. I would buy it again for just drinking while I puttering around the house.

Paid $4.99 for a 6 pack

Aug 21, 2005
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Onenote81 from North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very clear pale gold with a big foamy white head. This shrunk to a thin sheet that stayed throughout the drink. Mild carbonation. Excellent webbing along glass side.

Smelled some sweet honey, floral, maybe some fresh bread.

Very crisp brew with very low bitterness. Pretty thin and watery, yet smooth. Slight metallic aftertaste. This did not taste like your typical weiss. I couldn't pick up any of the usual wheat, banana, clove, etc. This came across more like a blonde ale.

All in all, this was a refreshing brew, but was a far cry from the style it claimed to be.

Jul 28, 2008
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CTaylorBrew from Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Jul 11, 2014
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SheboyganJake from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -1%

Apr 16, 2012
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JohnSnowNW from Minnesota

3/5  rDev -1%

Jul 05, 2014
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