Berry Weiss
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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From:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #266
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
67
Ranked #30,524
Avg:
2.85 | pDev: 28.07%
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
1,013
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 09, 2022
Added:
Mar 25, 2002
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  303
SCORE
67
Poor
Berry WeissBerry Weiss
Notes: Crisp weiss beer gets a little lift from an enticing blend of blackberries, elderberries and loganberries. Our Leinenkugel’s® Berry Weiss brings them together for a flavor that’s deliciously different and available all year long.

13.5 IBU
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Rated: 2.75 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

3.36/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Top came off and the scent of raspberry preserves and pastry came out, lightly but definitively. The modest light pink head was maybe a finger, but it was subsumed so quickly. Looking like cherry Kool-Aid with a hint of copper, the taste wasn't a lot different: cherries, raspberries, maybe a hint of wheat and a little metal. It drank easily, was sweet-tart but not cloying, and only a modest amount of carbonation interfered with a very consistent flavor. I might get tired of too many of these in a row,, but these go down on a warm summer night.
Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by magikbagel from Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Its a tad too sweet for my liking. It’s very spritzy and refreshing until halfway through when it becomes so rich and sweet. A decent beer for the lake maybe.
Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
(12 oz bottle, twist-off crown; JUN0422; purchased single off shelf at Total Wine... gradually decanted into my 9 oz Genesee taster glass)

L: clear, rosee-colored liquid; finger-high foam stand on pour, quickly collapsing

S: berry juice concentrate, more cordial than wine cooler-like; no sense of wheatness.... bland expression; almost craving more technicolor dimension, considering its artificialities

T: mildly sweetish up front, hint of tartness... berry pancake syrup atop said pancake(s)... yes, the wheat maltiness does soon rush forward into view... berry Nyquil builds in the aftertaste... nothing really off-putting flavorwise, but it does taste like a amateurish hefeweizen with a dose of syrup

F: again, back to the syrup... noticeable viscosities and drag up front, thinning out a bit through the finish, but its curious paucity of effervescence is leaving this laborious to swill... clearly this was meant to be slugged at polar temps, preserving that needed fizz

O: another one that I'm baffled as to why I'm just now getting around to sampling/reviewing... I can't recommended this on the basis of it being a wheat beer, but as a fruity malt beverage, I can see it pleasing crowds of less discerning taste (1893)
Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.82 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.01 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by SkeezixDilemma84

2.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Odd, dark copper color with hints of purple. The nose suggests a decent balance of the wheat beer and berry juice, but the flavor is downhill from there. The beer gets overwhelmed by the berry which is an odd mix of cloying and bitter sweetness. As a wheat beer the mouthfeel is great, but I can't get past the flavor. I am not a Leinie's hater, but this is one to skip.
Dec 20, 2021
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Rated by Zopiac from Michigan

3.12/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I like it, really. It's barely recognisable as a beer, though, and more like you mixed a beer with sparkling juice. Something different.
Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Dec 01, 2021
 
Rated: 2.99 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
BOTTLE:

I know it sort of tastes like an alcopop, but it's a nice dollar store version of a fruited ale...call it a Poor Man's New Glarus.

Not as artificial in terms of the berry flavour as it could be, and not as sickly sweet as many beers in its budget fruit puree beer cohort.

A guilty pleasure for me, though I don't know that I could tolerate the jammy sweetness for a second bottle in the same night.

C / AVERAGE
Oct 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.03 by Danzifer from Ohio

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.79 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 2.58 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Sep 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Aug 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by BLarson31 from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.09/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Light brown with amber to pink highlights. There's a fingernail of dishwater white with pink highlights. I'm smelling strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. The mouth is very light and a bit watery.
Jun 14, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.12/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as a six-pack from a Marathon for $9.99. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Pours a deep pink hue with a wonderfully frothy four-finger pale rose head. After it settles, it remains at two-fingers.
S - Blackberry, raspberry, and gooseberry are very forward. Sweetness and a bit of funk. Faint wheat.
T - Taste follows nose, but at about 50% intensity. Everything tastes very dampened down. Mild tartness. Very sweet - almost cider-like.
F - Sticky. Light carbonation. Medium body. Goes down very easy - downed the entire thing in five minutes without realizing it.
O - A simple, sweet beer perfect for spring and summer. It's a bit too sweet for me, though. Raspberry is a weakness of mine, but they went overboard on the sweetness to a certain degree. Will buy again on the pure note that it's a great hot-weather beer that everyone will enjoy.
May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by BuckyNBeer from Wisconsin

3.04/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Berry Weiss pours a pink hue with a fast fading head and a good amount of carbonation. The aroma is very sweet and almost soda like. Flavor wise it gets a little better though. It is still very sweet but the wheat comes in and does provide more of a balance. The finish is slightly sweet and bitter. Overall this comes across a little more on the artificial side and is one of the weaker beers that Leinenkugel's makes.
Mar 30, 2021
 
Rated: 2.25 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021
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Rated by Winbed from Indiana

5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very fruity taste and smell. My wife who doesn’t like beer thought it was a wine cooler. It has a pink color, and sparkles like a seltzer
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.08 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Nov 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Dalkri from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I don't know why this is rated so poorly. This is easily the best fruit beer I've ever had.

Look: Pink with an orange hue.
Smell: Pleasant fruit smell, not overwhelming.
Taste: Tons of berry flavor, very sweet, finishes with an enjoyable cracker flavor.
Feel: Crisp and refreshing yet slightly syrupy.

This is only the second beer I've had from Leinenkugels. So far I am very impressed.
Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Sep 13, 2020
 
Rated: 2.7 by PizzaDad69 from Maryland

Aug 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by HopHippie from Wisconsin

Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by joe12pk from Michigan

Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 2.69 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 1.74 by fflopps from Iowa

May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 2.32 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Apr 02, 2020
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Rated by NodakBrew

3.79/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Great Breakfast Beer
Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.55 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Sep 14, 2019
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Rated by Rivertripper from Virginia

5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best beer ever! Crisp and refreshing.
Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.66 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Samlover55 from New York

4.15/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle into Tulip
BB 5/2019
Pours a light murky purple with thin white head
Aroma is Berry compote
Malt and honey, tart berry up front, with a fruity finish
Light-to-medium bodied
Overall this is a real solid fruited Berliner
Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by trek7000 from Illinois

May 12, 2019
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