Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Honey WeissLeinenkugel's Honey Weiss
BA SCORE
11.3%
Liked This Beer
3.02 w/ 1,564 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:
#43,362
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
1,564
Liked:
177
Avg:
3.02/5
pDev:
19.54%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
245
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,564 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of Herrbrokt
3.26/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a snifter

Light pale hay hue with a white head that is put out immediately.

Hmm.. the aroma is a bit funky, not off putting but not very good.

The taste is much better. Plain though. Wheat, mild malt with the faintest hint off sweet honey.

Nice mouthfeel. Pleasantly in the middle, not especially dry but no unpleasant sticky residue.

If it was hot as balls out I would really enjoy something light like this, but I won't chase one down. A quencher.

 468 characters

Photo of Ryen
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of TheRevMatt
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tom79mp
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Dief88
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mribbens
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of astrobomb
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of LDemarais
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of NHOKNYCKC
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of punky796
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Yellow-gold pour, white head, doesn't last long.

S - Mostly malt and honey.

T - Malt, not as heavy on the honey as you'd expect, kinda grainy.

M - Moderate carbonation, somewhat dry. Leaves you with that syrupy-mouth feeling after you've had a lot of pop.

O - Not bad. I like the honey, but could be better.

 358 characters

Photo of Irishlover58
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Borlando89
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of wvofficer
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Newglarusguy
3.67/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light flavored, not quite as malty as some of this style. I think one problem with this is the glass that it came in. I ordered the 22 oz size, draught, and it came in a large thick soda glass, not a large half-liter weizen glass that it should've been served in. I will hold that against Tony Roma's at the Mall of America, not Leinie's. This had a light lagered flavor, so to give it a kick I went against the norm and dropped in the lemon wedge that came with the glass. It did help a little. If you want a good summery beer, and you live within the Leinie's distribution area, I will give this a good recommendation. Once summer is over, you'll want to switch to something different, but this will do nicely during for the season

 733 characters

Photo of dali27
3.2/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from 12 oz. bottle into weizen glass.

A: Darker clear golden yellow, with thin nearly white head.

S: Hints of sweet honey, but mostly grains and malts.

T: This beer tastes very much like a thicker version of an adjunct. Mild honey flavor which could be more. (I remember more) Clean/empty flavor that comes with a macro. No wheat flavor present.

M: Crisp and clean. Light to medium body.

O: Reading the description of a Kristalweisen, I suppose this beer fits the bill. In essence it's a combination of an AAL and a weiss beer. I am interested in trying others now.

Overall, it's easy to drink and pairs well with most foods. On the other hand, it's a bit boring and uninspiring.

 693 characters

Photo of jsash10
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of joshlindquist
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of kwalters
2.21/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm reminded of a Jerry Seinfeld bit about Grapenuts cereal. Jerry says: "What's the deal with Grapenuts? No grapes, no nuts!" Well allow me to ask "What's the deal with Leiny's Honey Weiss? No honey, no wheat!"

Sure, Honey Weiss pours a nice golden yellow. It has a sparkling white head that quickly disappears. But there's not much flavor or aroma to write about. What little taste there is certainly isn't offensive, but it's not what you'd expect from something called Honey Weiss.

If you don't want to be seen with a Budweiser or a Miller in hand and want to put on a "microbrew" facade, then perhaps this is the pale yellow beer for you. If you want real honey and wheat characteristics, look elsewhere.

 715 characters

Photo of nlriehl87
4/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of Looneybiz
2.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass and it has a medium golden hue with a one finger head that disappeared very fast. Very little lacing.

The smell was malty and I really couldn't pick up hardly any honey smell which is surprising.

The taste is a sweet malty flavor with a feint hint of honey.

Overall its very drinkable but would have liked to had a stronger honey flavor. I would drink it again but only in a variety pack, I wouldn't buy a pack of just this beer.

 458 characters

Photo of mdmoore
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of AceMaster
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of NastyT
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Miz77
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 11.3% out of 100 with 1,564 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.