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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,195
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,566
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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

Overall, not a bad beer, but I expected more of a honey profile in the beer. There's a bit of honey in the nose but It's barely perceptible in the beer itself. Overall the beer is good, but the wife and I just didn't pick up much of it's namesake in the profile. It's very drinkable, but I'd rather have a sunset wheat if I had a choice.

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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

In my opinion this is just a "good, solid" beer. It's not fantastic and won't set the world on fire, but it's good. I think it has a very clean flavor. The color is also good...more clear than I'd expect for a wheat beer. The smell is also good...I also smelled a yeast/wheat smell. The mouthfeel and drinkability are also good. Like I said...it's just a good, solid beer. I'll say it ranks as "better than most" in my book.

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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3.97/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A refreshing light-bodied ale that goes down easy

A- Very clear amber-yellow with thin, big-bubbled head

S- Smells a bit like honey along with a bottle/metal hint. Not much smell

T- Tastes great on the tongue with many sweet hints carried by light carbonation. After-taste is sorta bottle/metal.

M&D- Feels real good with a light-body and slight carbonation that downs easy

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3.96/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good sweet taste. Better than original.

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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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3.94/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- a aroma of fruit and traces of wheat Appearance- Light yellow color with a one inch head. Taste- A light and slightly dry beer with a sweet accent. Palate- this is a light thin brew with a lively amount of carbonation that does not have any bitter aftertaste. Overall- An enjoyable and refreshing beer, I would drink this again (often)

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3.9/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright yellow, almost orange. Ok head rentention that dissipates quickly. A bit flat-looking, but by no means a bad beer.

Smell: Very faint hints of honey. Honestly, for an adjunct, Honey Weiss smells extremely pleasant. Very summery and refreshing. The honey almost transforms into a malt that evades throughout.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Honey with a creamy maltiness. Almost no hops, but some lemon bitterness maybe. Despite the appearance, Honey Weiss is quite thick in a good way. Creamy, honey, good.

Drinkability: Probably the best American Adjunct Lager. Easy to drink with no nasty taste.

Overall: Underutilized and underappreciated.

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3.88/5  rDev +28.5%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,566 ratings
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