Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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69
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1,565 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:
1,565
Reviews:
466
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
20.34%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
244
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lampkins
2.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Out of the larger brewers that are available in my neck of the woods and widely distrubed to bars/restaurants Leinenkugel's would likely be my choice if there are not any decent micros to choose from.

The beer is a yellow brew that formed a decent head of foam. There was a taint smell of honey that reminds me a little bit like white toast.

The taste is above average for what I have sampled of the macro breweries. I could taste the malt/wheat, but the honey never really rears its head in this brew. Even if I warmed it up a bit, it wasn't there.

The mouthfeel of this beer is rather thin, but I think they carbonate this beer a little too much which tends to fill you up fast. Not a bad beer overall.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of wolffman17
2.27/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow. Fluffy head fades fast; no lace sticks. Looks like a pilsner.
Not much aroma to speak of. There's some corn with faint honey.
Taste is unimpressive. The touch of honey is overpowered by an odd, harsh bitterness.
The unpleasant bitterness results in low drinkability.

This is on odd beer. Doesn't look, smell, or taste like a wheat. Not even an American wheat. Buy a single, not a six pack.

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of nota
2.84/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Not a bold tasting wheat. As for honey in the flavor I'm hard press in finding it with this beer. If sweetness was what the honey brought to the table it's there. The beer had a very dry finish which I though took away from it being a refreshing beer on a hot summer day.

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Photo of pumarocks
2.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Wow, where to begin with this one. Leinenkugel has brewed some fine beers that I really enjoy (Red Lager, Sunset Wheat come to mind). So I figured why not try this honey weiss. This beer absolutly reeks! It more or less tastes like a water-down stale natural light! There was little to no head, mouthfeel was non-existent, and it looks like a Falls City Lager on its best day. I picked up a bottle while shopping at Target of all places. Stay clear of this one fellas. If you are gonna try something from Leinenkugel try anything but this.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of demitriustown
2/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours with small head that actually stays around for 20 seconds or so. Aroma slight hint of honey and alcohol smell. Appearence clear blonde color. Flovor was average. It's not a swill beer, but nothing there to really get your taste buds going. decent price at 5.99 a six. Could hardly taste the honey in this beer. I've had way better wheat beers before. Nothing special.

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3.12/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear golden color with a thick white foam head that produced about 1 finger worth which held its form ok, but eventually dissipated to a covering. Active carbonation is observed. Little to no lace.
S - Aroma is of sweet honey and wheat. Good level of smell, not too much and not overwhelming. Also smell a trace of alcohol, kind of on the Chardonay side.
T - Overwhelming flavor is the wheat with a very slight hint of honey. Just a hint of hoppyness at the finish, as well. Finishes pretty clean.
M - Medium to high carbonation. Light to medium body. Slight bite at back of tongue.
D - Nothing too suprising here. Not great, but not bad. Seems a little typical, but ok for the style. I'm a little biased, though, because it takes something extra for this style to impress me.

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
2.95 out of 5 based on 1,565 ratings.
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