Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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69
poor
1,564 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:
1,564
Reviews:
466
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
20.34%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
242
For Trade:
0
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Photo of PaBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear white-yellow-straw gold with a large bubby head that immediately collapses into a thin cover. A weiss that's clear??? Aroma is light roasted grain and sweetness, followed by very weak hops. Flavor smooth, malty, wheaty grains, with light creamy sweetness. For a honey weiss, a surprising lack of honey in aroma or flavor.

Overall, this is a good yard beer or sitting on the porch wanting to down a few, but nothing special. My first try from this brewery.

A bottle brought back from vacation by a good friend who was home for the summer. It's a local favorite in Wisconsin. Thanks doofusboy!!

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Photo of BlissJunkie
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have finally reached the end of the summer sampler pack.

Poured this one out of a 12oz can pretty quickly into a regular old pint glass.

A) The quick pour resulted in a nice inch of head, but it was gone in a hurry. The beer was a pale yellow.

S) Light grains and a bit of honey sweetness. Nothing offensive.

T) It's like a light beer with a hint of honey. I mean, you pick up a trace amount of honey, but I'm not sure about the Weiss. It doesn't taste bad.

M) A fairly light bodied beer. It's decent for warm weather, as it is pretty crisp and refreshing.

O) This is okay. If you're at a summer get together, and this one is on the top layer of ice in the cooler... Well, I say dig to the bottom and hope for the best.

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Photo of RMelyon
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.68/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bright, clear yellow. About a 2 cm head...sticks around a little bit with a little foamy lacing.

Smells of a little citrus, but predominantly a wheaty smell. No hint of honey.

Very light and carbonated on the first drink. No hops to be tasted, very little malt overtone, and about the same amount of wheat taste as other weizens. For the life of me I can't find the honey...maybe just a little towards the end of the drink.

Drinkability is very good. I could pound these like bud lights all night.

Overall, nothing outstanding. But on a hot summer day of mowing grass, it'd be great. Was expecting a little more honey taste, not sure how that would affect the beer overall, but an interesting thought. In the end, I would recommend this brew, for someone looking for an easy to drink weizen.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of u2carew
3.06/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A) Golden color. Pours with a thin head then settles to creamy lacing along the outside edge. Active carbonation is visible. The body is transparent.
S) Yeasty with a mild sweet aroma, but no bold accentuated notes.
T) Wheaty with a barely noticeable honey flavor.
M) Smooth, somewhat creamy. Has a tingle on the tongue with a light body.
D) A decent wheat beer, but no unique characteristics to make it a stand out.

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Photo of BigAl18
1.3/5  rDev -55.9%

Photo of Kevin_Young
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Rborre321
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of amishbooze
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jimmah120
2.65/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle best by july 02 2012

Pours an extremely clear pale yellow with a slight orange tinge. Weak-looking bubbly head fades away to a bit of film in an instant. Smell is very strong husky corn, maybe some light malt, and the honey is barely there in the back. Taste is slightly burnt bread crust, corn water, and the presence of malt but not the taste. There isn't any honey flavor, but it is sweet.

Okay, easy to drink to the point of being flavorless. Better than bud/miller/coors, but still in that category.

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Photo of scottwurst
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BierFan
2.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pourd from a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow with a small white head that disappears to nothing. It looks a lot like a macro lager.

Smell: Smells like a macro lager.

Taste: Tastes like a macro with some honey. Overall this is a very disappointing beer.

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Photo of LarryMyers
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of cosmonick
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Eighty
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.77/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Golden yellow body with a nice quarter inch of pure white head.

Smell - Malt and honey aroma that is very tempting.

Taste - It starts out with a crisp malt flavor and moves on to finish with a subtle sweet honey taste. The flavor is smooth and well rounded for a mild brew.

Mouthfeel - The texture of this brew is slightly coarse even with a wet feel is has.

~ I enjoy this beer and am proud to say it's brewed only an hour and a half away from my home. If you haven't had a Honey Weiss, you need to try one and see what the buzz is about.

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Photo of Jeffrey2310
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of WVUbrew
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Patlee3324
1/5  rDev -66.1%

Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
2.95 out of 5 based on 1,564 ratings.
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