Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Berry WeissLeinenkugel's Berry Weiss

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 03-25-2002

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.32/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours to a white head and red grapefruit-like color. Aroma is mixed berries, pale wheat beer (the base beer aroma is strong with this one) and a hint of liquid antibiotic. Flavor is sweet, tart and fruity with a nice grainy background. Mouthfeel is light and surprisingly not syrupy. Overall a decent and economical choice for those who like raspberry flavored beers.

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of dacrza1
2.45/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

DATE REVIEWED: May 10, 2014... GLASSWARE: Lindeman's flute... OCCASION: NFL draft, day three--building the future (again)... APPEARANCE: slightly hazy, slightly bubbly light amber body with reasonably creamy white head; lacing forms icicles... AROMA: immediate raspberry that evokes cough syrup and Valentine's candy hearts... PALATE: a chiasmused mullet in mouthfeel--fizzy party up front, swift, flat drop at the throat; refreshing but also awkwardly lingering...TASTE: cranberry, raspberry, and malty--not offensive; like an Italian soda but extra sweet due to the malt; refreshing, but undesirably tart...OVERALLL: this is at home on the deck in the heat, or at a party where the other beer choices are pedestrian...not sessionable, and not worth a close-up here....

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of TheSarge
2.8/5  rDev -4.4%
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 Eric908
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Gtg642
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of cjohns73
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hypersomnia
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of antoines15
1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of Wobbly
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of nuebs
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of goochpunch
2.39/5  rDev -18.4%
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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3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
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 damndirtyape
3.14/5  rDev +7.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +28%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.35/5  rDev +48.5%
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 +2.4%

Photo of SixpointJMH
2.54/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours what essentially amounts to a pink colour. Sure there are hints of a light amber, but make no mistake, this is a pink beer (with a foamy light pink head that has a bit of creaminess to it and leaves patches of residue on the glass after setting in). That said, colour aside, this one actually looks quite nice overall.

The aroma is a blend of a bit of wheat, a slight bit of honey and a whole lot of sweet and tart berry notes. Too much berry for my liking, as it was like sniffing a Capri Sun.

The flavour is much like the aroma in that it's just too fruit/berry heavy and ultimately ends up tasting more like a watery smoothie than a beer. Tart raspberry starts off each sip before blending with a sweeter berry flavour and a bit of wheat. Honey is most apparent at the finish of each sip. Mouthfeel is light bodied and mildly refreshing, but a bit too tart.

Did not enjoy this one overall. Give me more beer flavour and less of a fruit bomb. I'd pass on this one again.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
2.93 out of 5 based on 1,331 ratings.
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