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Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2.83/5
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1,341 Ratings
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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:
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Added by stirgy on 03-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,355
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
1,341
pDev:
27.92%
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Ratings: 1,341 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a weizen glass. Produced on date of 09149.

A - Light, slightly cloudy red-ish orange with a persistent two finger head. Mediocre retention, decent lacing.

S - Blueberries and raspberries abound. A little wheat in the background but mainly a Kool-Aid smell.

T - Holy shit is that sweet. Sugary berry flavor concoction that's exactly like overly sugar -saturated Kool-Aid. Tiny, almost impossible to detect, wheat flavor on the finish.

M - Light and very crisp like soda. Sweet as hell.

D - Quintessential "give a non-beer drinking girl a beer" beer. When all I drank was Miller Lite, I loved this beer but honestly, I could have maybe one max now. This thing is so damn sweet it's outrageous. If I would rate this on my own personal taste, the score would be lower.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle to a reddish-orange with a medium white head that lingered awhile and left okay lacing. Aroma was fruity raspberry, and mouthfeel was carbonated and slightly tangy. Taste was sweet raspberry, and the finish somewhat short.

Not a bad beer, but on those rare occasions when I want a fruit beer, I'll stick with a Belgian Lambic.

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Photo of mantupeht
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drunk by my fiancee - this is her review. Poured it out in a glass:

A - Looks like cranberry juice, a bit lighter giving it an orangey color - looks interesting

S - Smells like fruit juice, raspberry perhaps, a bit cranberry. Fruit dominates everything, no wheat or beer-like smell

T - Tastes like wine (I concur). Exceptionally sweet, doesn't taste like beer at all. Wine or fruit juice with some carbonation

M - Smooth, not much lingering after taste, despite the in your face fruity flavor. Nothing exceptional or anything.

D - If you like it sweet and not beer-like, then you'll like it. If you don't like it sweet, then avoid it like the plague. Perhaps the beer for exclusive wine drinkers

She likes wheat beers and this is a wheat beer. She also like fruity flavors, and this is definitely fruity. That being said, she liked it alright and it certainly looks strangely inviting, but it's just too over the top to keep returning to.

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Photo of bigchiquilin
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aaronh
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an amber beer that exhibits a pink tint. It pours with a creamy head and displays good retention. The aroma is similar to a wine cooler, heavy on the berries with maybe a touch of malt. The flavor is also wine coolerish, heavy on the berries as well. The finish is a little too sweet, but the mouthfeel is decent. I couldn't drink a lot of these, but it was a nice experience.

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Photo of target88
3.3/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierguy5
3.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pink/peach color with a very thin white head which disappeared quickly. There was no lace on the glass at all. This kind of looks to be the color of a raspberry lambic, only a shade or two lighter. The smell is of sweet berries, blackberries, peaches, maybe some raspberry. The taste is very, very sweet, a great amount of blackberry flavor with no hop flavor or bitterness at all. It even seemed a little winey towards the end. Very smooth, with no real peaks of flavor. Very light body, and highly carbonated and fuzzy. This seems right for this type of beer. Overall, didn't seem like a weiss beer at all. Too sweet for me, but not horrible.

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Photo of bunnyhustle
3.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass and this beer has a very unique color, kind of a red-pinkish-orange if you will. Decent head a little on the rose side with good retention, I had to knock it on appearance just for the color of the head alone. No one wants a beer with a pink head. Smell is good. Smells of bread, yeast, and some berry, but not as much as I anticipated. Taste is pretty good too considering the style. Yes, its sweet as can be and an orgy of berry flavor but its ok. Just dont get it confused with the taste of Boones Farm cause I did that once or twice. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, overall a relatively drinkable beer. I had some with my gal out at a the pool and that was a perfect setting.

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bilyboy65
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle.

A: Poured a clear light violet color with a thin, but very retentive head. The white head had a purple haze to it as well. The head ws very clingy to the glass, but the beer left very little film on the glass.

S: A combination of a multiple berry scent fills your nose. Including blackberries, cranberries and grapes. There is also a light scent of honey.

T: Just as fruity as the smell would allow you to believe. There is a honey and bitter yeast taste to the beer that follows the sweet beginning.

M: Light bodied beer that leaves the mouth very dry. Plenty of carbonation dances across the tongue though.

D: If you really like fruit beers this would be a good one to have. The yeast and honey keep the fruits in check and running away with the flavor. For me however only 1 will do in a sitting.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The first time I had this I thought it was really good. That was of course only having half a bottle because I split it with a friend. The task of having a whole bottle really gets too sweet.

This beer pours out as a slightly hazy purplish pink color with a white head that doesn't last very long. The smell is of sweet berries and some wheat in the back. The taste is basically a wine cooler. Very sweet berries up front that fades into a light wheat aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth and not highly carbonated. It's ok if you like really sweet stuff. I'll drink it if it's around for free but that about all.

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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Photo of austin94x
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Its too sweet for a beer. Its beer candy hahaha. Its pretty smooth but its too sweet when you want "real" beer. So it might be good for a beginner or to convert someone to trying beer if they like sweet drinks and liquor.

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Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 1,341 ratings
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