Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Honey WeissLeinenkugel's Honey Weiss
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Leinenkugel's Honey WeissLeinenkugel's Honey Weiss

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,564 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of TheCondor
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A friend brought this over to watch the first half of the BCS National Championship. I drank one but sat down to drinkn another after he left to seriously review it. Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass

Appearance - Poured a totally transparent pale yellow with a respectable head which quickly exited stage left. No sign of lacing. Carbonation came from the bottom to the head for some time after the pour.

Smell - Light grain, a sweetness which could be described as honey.

Taste - Similar to smell. There is a sweetness to the brew, but it doesnt really feel much like honey. Just a sugary, fruity sweetness. Not much in the way of a weizen taste. Lager like in taste

Mouthfeel - Moderately crisp finish. Certainly not as crisp as a super cold adjunct lager, but moreso than a heavy weizen. Good carbonation

Overall - Not a bad beer. It could be refreshing on a hot day, better than something really heavy like a hefeweizen for a day like that. You an certainly tell its filtered, because it comes out like a lager in appearance and finish. I wouldn't recommend it, but wouldn't turn one down given the right situation.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of blackcompg
2.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - poured a half finger of brite white foam, dissipated in a minute. Color was a lite transparent yellow/gold.

Smell - sweet white or wheat bread, apples, pears.

Taste - apples, pears, minerals and slight white grapes. I get an almost fruity sweetness, but I personally don't get anything that distinguishes honey from this.

Mouthfeel - light and fairly high carb, brite and nearly metallic feel from carb crispness.

Overall - Looks to me like a lite lager in appearance. The flavors in the taste could be nice, but are thin and watery, and are quickly scrubbed from the palate with higher crisp carb. I picked up some of the alcohol in this session and was left a bit head-achy. This might taste pretty refreshing after mowing the lawn on a warm summer day. Seems to miss the style a bit for me, can't recommend this one.

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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 11.3% out of 100 with 1,564 ratings
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