Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
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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
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#46,431
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,579
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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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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2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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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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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer, not a good beer. very average. A little watery on the back of the palate. Not a lot going on. Some honey and wheat characteristics. No real bitterness to note. A no frills beer, best saved for the summer time. I got a leinenkugel's sampler case for 20 bucks, never having heard of their beers. I may have some every once in a while and will offer them to my friends as well. Not bad. Eh.

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3.38/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light (but crisp) golden colour with a mid-sized to smallish head that has virtually no retention time as it fizzles down to a thin lace while at the same time leaving gobs of residue on the glass.

The aroma is a bit grainy with some wheat, along with a fair amount of sweetness and of course honey. Simple and to the point, overall.

The flavour is essentially very much the same, although it might pack slightly more of a punch than the aroma: wheat in the back with a bit more honey sweetness lingering throughout, with perhaps a slight touch of hops toward the finish. Mouthfeel is very much light bodied but quite crisp and refreshing.

This isn't a bad brew, it's just not memorable and basically average all around. It's easy as hell to drink and makes for a decent thirst quencher in the summer, but I can still think of many others that I'd grab in the hot summer months before this one.

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2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a crystal clear buttercup yellow. A finger of bright white head sinks soon to froth. Tight links of lacing run along the inside of the glass.

The aroma is sweet, but in no way notably so from honey, or even from malt for that matter. A dull sour note joins a slightly peppery hop element.

Upon tasting, the malt is indeed sweet here, and as well a touch of honey can just be made out. The hops are green and grassy, with a slight metallic spice bite. The wheat is most apparent near the close when it comes across with a lightly tangy crispness. The finish is rather swift but reasonably dry and clean. It's mediocre, but not offensive.

Light bodied, it has a spritzy feel that doesn't mesh especially well with the sweet nature.

It looks like a macro, but it's not, really. It smells like a macro, but it's not, really. What saves it from macro-hood, though, is the flavor which, while far from impressive, is at least well tastier than most macros. And this helps make it roughly average (read, mediocre) in its drinkability. Sure, sucking down a couple of these on a hot day might be doable. However, I'm not sure I would look this way because it's not often this would be the best I have on hand.

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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,579 ratings