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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,553
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,569
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
248
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,569 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of MTNboy
3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have heard this beer be compared to Blue Moon Honey Wheat a lot so when I saw it in there summer sampler. I thought well I had never tried any of Leinekugel’s beers it was high time that I did.

Appearance- It poured a translucent yellow with a an average sized clean white head.

Smell- It smelled of sweet malt. I think honey always brings out the malt. It had a little but not much of the fruity bouquet that is often affiliated with a wheat beer too.

Taste- Mildly fruity esters as a wheat beer should. Followed by a sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel. In about the average range nothing spectacular.

Drinkability- I would drink it again.

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Photo of Duhast500
2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12oz. bottle into a frosted mug.

The color is light yellow with a foamy white head and no lacing.

The smell is a bit wheaty with some slight honey flavor that sits on the outside of the aroma.

The taste is grainy and hard to describe. The same flavors of wheat and honey are present with a watery malty finish. Not the most flavorful Weiss beer

The feel of this beer was pretty light and felt like there wasn't a lot there. It did go down real easy and was pretty drinkable so in the end it was a good summer beer but one that I will not have too often.

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Photo of Raime
1.16/5  rDev -61.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Pours extremely light gold with a one finger head. Very bland looking.

S - Stale malt, rice adjunct. No honey.

T - Aluminum, stale malt, slight corn, very very slight honey.

M - Light watery body with almost no carbonation. Ohhh the water.

O - Overall, this beer couldn't have been any more boring. Seriously just tasted like a light adjunct. I wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of Bear1964
4/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of jjanega08
3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= Light brown almost yellow color. Tall head that's very fluffy and dissipates quickly but stays throughout the drink. Small amount of lacing only toward the end of the beer
S= Not much of anything, Very subtle hints of corn, malt and a very light note of hops
T= What I would imagine miller high life tastes like if it had a little honey in it... It's ok but it's not really my thing. Light taste with a little honey when it goes down at the end. A small bit at first. More Miller in the middle.
M= Very smooth and light. Low carbonation dull finish
D= High, a good session beer that you can drink a lot of.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of tpauer
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of vinny21bal
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Photo of Josholson666
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of TheSarge
3.16/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinie's Honey Weiss pours with a good amount of head production, which retains well with fine lacing. The body is pale gold, and ultra clear. It reminds me of how a kristall weizen should look.

Aromas are very citrusy, with lemon being in the forefront. It actually smells more like a shandy/radler more so than a straight up wheat beer.

The taste is also very radler/shandy like with lemon being very upfront. There is only a very faint bitterness in the end.

This feels prickly with a lot of carbonation.

Altogether this is an enjoyable beer that offers not too many complexities to ponder. It's a good trade over from the BMC scene.

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Photo of Gtg642
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Amp
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

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

Photo of Hypersomnia
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Wobbly
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle the liquid is a niceclear gold with good carbonation. the head is 2 fingers, white and leaves some lace.

The smell is good, a light wheat bread.

The taste is also good, wheat bread with a touch of sweetness.

The mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation and a lighter then medium body.

The drinkability is very good, to be sure this is not a big beir, it is clear refreshing and good tasting, really a very drinkable brew but not a beer to chase down, just plain quaffable.

Prosit, MK

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Photo of nuebs
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer came a bright gold with a touch of orange with a haze of bubbles sustaining a thin larger bubbled head. Smells of dirty corn with a comical honey flavor and candy sourness. Tastes of more dirty corn with a sharp sourness (an added lemon makes this a bit more manageable) with a decisive honey-like finish. Mouth feel is medium with a medium carbonation. This is a non-intrusive and relatively flavorful beer that is very easy to drink.

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Photo of PopnLoads
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,569 ratings
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