Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Berry WeissLeinenkugel's Berry Weiss
BA SCORE
2.82/5
1,340 Ratings
Leinenkugel's Berry WeissLeinenkugel's Berry Weiss
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 03-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,980
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
1,340
pDev:
28.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
277
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,340 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.09/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 25 Jul 2007.

Medium sized pinkish head. Rosy slightly cloudy purple haze. Smells like raspberry jam, but kinda one dimensional. Tastes like very sweet well carbonated raspberry koolaid. Finishes with a faint tartness. Medium body. Alcohol minimal.

The beer to drink when the beer you want is a slightly alcoholic berry soda.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of cjohns73
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of vinny21bal
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of TheSarge
2.8/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't complain about the appearance of this brew. From a decent pour, it has a good amount of head that retains as light lacing through to the end of my 12oz serving. The body is hazy, and plum in color. I'd bet there's color added to this brew to make it more appealing to the masses.

Taste and smell wise it's all tart berries... Nuff said.

Okay, this is a wine cooler basically. Tastes good and refreshing, but not a classic beer style.

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Photo of Gtg642
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle (best before Oct 21, 2013) served in a Shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy pink/orange (almost like a deep grapefruit) color. Thin white/lt. pink foam across the top. Some occasional strands of lacing here and there.

Smell: Blackberry, fruity, just a barest hint of grain under it all.

Taste: Fruit up front, in the middle, and at the back. If there is beer in here, it is well hidden. Fruit is blackberry with some citrus thrown in. Some hints of strawberry as well but I suspect that's one of the other berries in this beer. Quite sweet - approaching cloying.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation, but otherwise more like a juice in mouthfeel.

Overall / Drinkability: I got this an extra at a beer tasting. When this particular beer is mixed with Leinenkugel's summer shandy it is a very nice combo. By itself, I can see why others in the room thought this was a wine cooler. Fruity and the beer gets lost in it all. I finished this bottle, but I don't think I would go for another, although I'll give it a slight increase in rating due to it being refreshing. Which I suppose is the whole point behind a shandy or radler during the summer. That fruit serves as a pick-me-up when its hot out and you want something to drink, but not to get drunk. This works on the grounds of slaking thirst and it's not awful, but it's awfully sweet and once done, I'm good and have no interest in another.

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Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this more than I should.

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Photo of Hypersomnia
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Amp
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev +33%

Photo of antoines15
1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

Photo of Wobbly
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of nuebs
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of goochpunch
2.39/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours out a weird mix of orange and a hint of red. Body is hazed over. Head is a pink-tinted off-white and leaves some lacing. Smells like Cisco, blackberry jam, cherry Jello, and fruit roll-ups. Wheat comes out more in the taste, but not by much. Still overly sweet with all of the artificial characteristics found in the aroma. I taste a good deal of Cisco in this one. Mouthfeel is somewhat fulsome by the residual sugars and has a lively carbonation. This is too sweet and too Cisco-y for me. They should call this Cisco Swerve.

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Photo of Ssippisam
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of HollyHops
3.75/5  rDev +33%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

Photo of craigbelly
3.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.35/5  rDev +54.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is probably underrated because it's a leine's. However, I really liked it. A lot of fruit beers are pussy on putting fruit in. Sometimes malts come out and then there is a hint of fruit. If you make a fruit beer, make the fruit come out. I like it. This beer had great beery flavor. There wasn't a whole lot going on with it. It was simple and to the point. It's a good tasting beer and I'm not surprised that it got Gold at the GABF.

Again I reviewed this using my cell phone for notes. Sorry I can't give more detailed reviews for the past few beers and this one.

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 1,340 ratings
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