Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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69
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1,560 Ratings
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Leinenkugel's Honey WeissLeinenkugel's Honey Weiss
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,560
Reviews:
466
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
20.34%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
239
For Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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2.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Best by Oct. 8, 2012. Poured into a Hoegaarden glass with gusto.

Pours a light honey color with tremendous clarity. Very little head off the pour is a bit disappointing. After a mere 30 seconds, the beer is just as transparent looking down upon the surface to the bottom, sans some pesky surface foam.

The only aromatics I'm getting off of Honey Weiss is tangy wheat and honey. The malts are there, but the hops are minute.

Tastes like a wheat ale with adjuncts and a light dose of honey. The wheaty tang is overpowered with bittering hop preservatives and grainy husks. I can pick up some cooked veggies in the mix. A little rigorous in the finish. Aftertaste carries out some honey. Faint banana, but it's a washout.

Very thin and bubbly. Watery, even. Hard to hold back a burp on each sip. A rather stale mouthfeel.

A mediocre wheat ale, and hardly a kristalweizen. The honey flavor is not entirely forgiving, but at least it gives it character. I'm not a Leinie's fan, but this one was a big disappointment. Regrettable last beer of the night.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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2/5  rDev -32.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2/5  rDev -32.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of soju6
2.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear golden color with a large white head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of grains, malt sweetness and honey.

T: Taste of Honey, malt sweetness and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a sweet sticky finish.

F: Light body, smooth and way too sweet.

O: Too sweet to enjoy. Not a fan of the style.

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by August 27, 2012:

Into a pilsener (also had in a borrowed weizen, no change):

A: yellow colored body with a two finger foamy white head. Lots of carbonation is seen rising. There was no lacing whatsoever.

S: some hops with a bland sort of honey. There really wasn't anything else to note.

T: sweet through the honey up front and once again nothing that stood out.

M: pretty light and no carbonation was felt, sessionable

O: well it's not a bad beer, just not something to scream about. Weird, how I thought this was a better beer, maybe it tasted better when I lived in Michigan and I was closer to Wisconsin? Not sure.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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1/5  rDev -66.1%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.49/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed in a weizen glass

A: Pours a crystal clear very very light hay color with a ton of carbonation bubbles and a ton of large bubbled soapy looking pure white head which dissipates at a moderate rate before leaving a decent amount of scattered lacing
S: so, sadly, this beer reminds me right off the bat of an adjunct american lager, light, cereal grains and not much more, there is a slight sweetness of honey which is detectable at the very end
T: begins with a nice deep sweetness which reminds me alot of honey, big surprise, also there are notable light cereal grains, not much complexity or depth
M: smooth and clean, slightly cloying at the end, does leave the mouth feeling slightly bright even cold like a mint freshness without the flavor
O: im not overly familiar with this style but i do find this example to be very bland and unfortunately reminiscent of adjunct lagers, honey was nice but not much else was worth mentioning

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2.31/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A little bit too sweet for me. Rough pour featured a monster (but fast fading ) head, some stickiness in the lacng, but a weak yellow color. The honey comes through as sweetness, which was a little off-putting. I’m really starting to appreciate the German Reinheitsgebot for purity and sticking to the basics....

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
2.95 out of 5 based on 1,560 ratings.
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