Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Honey WeissLeinenkugel's Honey Weiss
BA SCORE
3.02/5
1,565 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,751
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,565
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
245
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,565 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of Darwin232
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SenorElRaz
4.35/5  rDev +44%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. Tastes great, not too sweet and with a good amount of malts. My favorite Leinie.

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Photo of 5EKF
2.57/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Moose90
2.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks : generous stark white head on top of a very bubbly and blonde colored body. Transparent all the way through.

It smells : light honey, which is a given; basic sweet Pilsner aromas with earthy hop. Ends with honey too.

It tastes : like a basic blonde lager with a touch of sweetness. It is sweeter and smoother tasting than their original though not as interesting, but I like wheat beers so I may be biased. Some light grassiness, a bit of earthy hop.

It feels : lightly creamy, light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Ends wet.

Overall : a very mediocre beer. You can drink it but it's far from impressive in any way. I probably wouldn't have it again unless there were no better options. One of Leine's worst offerings.

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Photo of ALC82
3.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
2.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Manny936
2.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.21/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Better than an AAL. Cheers!

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Photo of Metalsnota
2.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mnmich7662
4.04/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicous this beer is that is all

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.49/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a_f7
3.52/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of italianstallion
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Superbohl4
2.89/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Antc2382
3.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful looking, the taste does not match up to it. Fairly innocuous and not particularly memorable.. It is a passable beer. If you want to try all of the Leinie's there are better and worse than this one.

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Photo of Goodspeed83
3.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skillz
2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of mschipper
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enjambed
3.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving: Cold bottle into glass

Appearance: Clear, golden yellow, with white, frothy head and surprising amounts of lace. I'm mildly surprised.

Smell: Definitely wheat, a fair amount of graininess, a bit of that 'clove' characteristic of weizen's but not overpowering. An interesting nose considering the source, but pretty light overall.

Taste: Pretty easygoing, however it is very grainy, and has a sulfuric aftertaste.

Feel: pretty light and crisp, though drying in the finish.

Overall: Not bad for Leinenkugel. This was one of my first beers and it's fun to go back to. I was surprised by the appearance and smell, but the taste did not quite deliver in my opinion. A good summer beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Reppend
4.63/5  rDev +53.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my summer favorites

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Photo of Electros
3.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,565 ratings
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