Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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69
poor
1,560 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 1,560 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of Momon
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.66/5  rDev +58%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/5/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of honey, wheat, cracker, and biscuit; with lighter notes of lemon, banana, bubblegum, pepper, clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of honey, pale malt, and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste honey, wheat, cracker, and biscuit; with lighter notes of lemon, banana, bubblegum, pepper, clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light banana/clove, and herbal yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of honey, pale malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice pale wheat ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of honey, pale malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of JoshWiningear
2.28/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PMarcy78
2.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dms844
3.87/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bplabernie
3.4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimboLahey
4/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpt_splding
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
3.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hegg4345
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arillinoming
4.38/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had a very fresh bottle I picked up in Wisconsin while visiting family. Really good, I thought this would be another beer that was too sweet, but it's almost perfect for what it is. Amazing on a hot summer's day, it's definitely not a "poor" beer.

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Photo of jfettig
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fredmugs
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beerman123
4.7/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chillin
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of corywalston
3.02/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.53/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: A clear, golden/straw. A finger of white head that lasts a little while and leaves some mild lacing down the glass. Nice level of carbonation rising.
AROMA: Sweet, honey, malty, grainy and a little earthiness.
TASTE: The aroma accurately describes it.
FEEL: Average level of carbonation, a little sticky, drier towards the finish, medium thin body.
OVERAll; A little on the sweet side, could use a bit more in the way of a bittering hop for balance.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.44/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 05/18/16:

Clear, pure, very pretty golden yellow, very sparse flecks. Whitish head of lower-moderate retention. Honey, wheat, mild yeast mustiness, lightest fruity esters to the nose. Tastes similar to some very cereal-forward Belgian Pales I’ve had. Some malt and wheat tartness. Honey is more subdued than even what you’d find in a number of Pale and Adjunct lagers. Notice it more in the back, and more so flavor than sweetness. Light- to medium-bodied, refreshing, mouth-coating, well carbonated with tingles and suds. Overall, velvety mouthfeel.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zaraspook
1.94/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of andrenaline
2.9/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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