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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,920
Reviews:
468
Ratings:
1,575
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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Ratings: 1,575 |  Reviews: 468
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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MCano
3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of darkmartin
3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours to a clear, yellowish-gold with a fizzy white head that doesnt last.

Smell: Smells yeasty with some citrus hops.

Taste: Not a whole lot going on in the taste, some mild yeast and butter, only faint traces of the honey. Decent presence of citrus hops in the finish, yet still dull.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability: Fairly mild taste with a light body makes this easy to drink in the summer heat, but I wont be craving it anytime soon.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Two10tim
2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MadTown1000
3.57/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Plain yellow, like an American macro. Soda pop type fizz. Lots of internal bubbles. Nothing worth looking at.

Smell: Not much. What there is gives no hint it's a wheat beer. Again, resembles an American macro lager, with some sweetness.

Taste: Well balanced. You can tell it's a wheat beer if you pay close attention, but the honey counteracts that nicely. Also slightly adjuncty, but the other competing flavors keep that from becoming too obvious. Not complex really, but it all comes together nicely.

Mouthfeel: A little bit more substantial than I'd expect from the color. It holds its flavor for a while.

Overall: This beer doesn't promise much, but it overdelivers. Not an everyday thing, I don't think, but certainly one of the better options out of the Leinie's variety pack.

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Photo of bgreg3
3.42/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

TWIST OFF :-)

Golden straw color beer that isn't quite as pale as most American lagers; It has a bit more of a golden hue to it. This beer keeps its carbonation launching and will keep decent head retention if left alone. I smell herbal notes and honey with just some malt. This beer tastes of the herbal honey notes along with very little hop bitterness and a sweet malt backbone. This is a bit lighter than the beers I've been drinking lately so it's a very nice thirst quencher and drinks very easily. This is the first and only kellerweis I have tried but it is a pleasant one. The wheat is also a noticeable difference from the barley

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brown2cu
3.66/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice gold color. A small head comes up, but dies quickly and doesn't leave any trace that it was ever there.

S: A bit of honey and some bread notes. light, not overwhelming, and forgettable.

T: Pleasant some honey, a bit of peppery spiciness is detectable. There is also a fair amount of lemony zest and some breadiness as well.

M: Heavily carbonated and pleasant.

D: While it is nothing special as far as taste I could go through a six pack easily. It would be a remarkable hot weather beer. On a cold night though it leaves something to be desired.

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2.45/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a very clear straw color. Too clear for wheat beer if you ask me. It did however have a decent head on it.

There wasn't much of a aroma to the beer. It had a slight fruity aroma, but nothing else. No Malt. No Honey. No Wheat.

This was the worst part of the beer. It tasted too much like a mass market, thin, watered down beer than it did a craft beer. There was very little malt flavor and that's about it.

Very thin, light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation.

This beer is not really a good beer. The only thing I would recommend this beer for is possibly a transition beer. People just getting off mass market beers may be interested in this. I would not recommend it to anyone else and I won't be drinking this beer again.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of teg8612
3.76/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice clear golden color with nice carbonation and weak head. The mouthful is nice and crisp. The wheat taste is crisp without the grainy yeast texture. The honey sweatens the deal a little without being overbearing. The hops are nicely matched and even out the finish. Good beer for summer or those wanting to try craft beers for the first time.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,575 ratings