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Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TastyTaste on 03-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,167
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,566
pDev:
19.54%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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26
Gots:
246
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Ratings: 1,566 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of Khad
2.16/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Weird!

So I've seen and heard about this beer quite often. I finally tried it and I really wanted to like it. However, this was just a deplorable attempt by Leinenkugal. The appearance is ok with not much of a head and no real lacing but the color may lead you to believe the are some layers of flavor in the glass. The scent is an overwhelming aroma of corn and every other type of cheap filler you can think. Call the smell rancid, skunky or just flat out cheap...it wasn't pleasant. The taste is so disappointing. I can't say it's too horrible as you can drink it...if your Nicholas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas" and need a "fix" but the corn and grassiness hits you right of the bat and you then quickly get some nasty honey flavor. In my opinion there is balance here and it's all bad! The mouth-feel reminds me of tap beer from rusty pipes in a dive bar. Avoid this one! It's too bad , some of Leinenkugal's stuff isn't bad, but they crashed and burned on this one.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - clear pale weak and clear. Too clear airy loose head and no lacing. Minor continued carbonation.

S - simple corn grain smells. no honey no sweetness.

T - Faint honey aftertaste. But otherwise no much different from an AAL style.

M - fine. Maybe the best part of this bland beer.

D - acceptable but not outstanding in anyway. Besr Served cold and when out of better beers.

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3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a nonic.

A: I have to say, this looks like a nice tall glass of urine. Clear, golden yellow with a short white head that dissipates fast leaving small amounts of lacing.

S: Smells like grass, grain, wheat, citrus

T: Meh, another mediocre light beer, very carbonated, hard to pick up on flavors but it's mostly grassy and wheaty, just another beer.

M: A light bodied beer but it is overcarbonated and it masks the flavors that are already faint to begin with.

O: Well I got a case of this for free from a guy who works at MillerCoors, I'll probably give it away, too me this is like a Budweiser equivalent but I think this tastes a tad bit better but that doesn't say much.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to mug.
Little head and light on the lace. Nice color, bright and inviting.
Very slight sweet aroma, malty.
Touch of sweetness and low on the hops.
Carbonated well but enjoyably smooth.
I quite enjoyed it, would suggest, good to just sit down and chill out with, not overwhelming.

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 1,566 ratings
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