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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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From:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #105
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
69
Ranked #28,019
Avg:
2.97 | pDev: 19.53%
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
663
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 24, 2023
Added:
May 11, 2002
Wants:
  32
Gots:
  115
We’ve been perfecting our craft since 1867 when Jacob Leinenkugel founded the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Over 150 years, we’re still proudly brewing our award-winning Leinenkugel’s Original, a classic American Pilsner, just as we did in 1867.

17 IBU
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Rated: 2.91 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours out of the can a crystal clear orange gold. About a finger of head with minimal lacing. Smells floral and slightly spicy. Tastes follows the nose with a bit of earthiness. A good beer for what it is.
Jan 15, 2023
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Rated by Hatchel from Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good overall beer for just chillin on the front steps. Take it any day over Bud or Miller mass-produced beer flavored water.
Nov 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Mar 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.18 by jrflynniv

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
After revisiting Original, I bumped it up a tad on my AAL board. Ice cold, straight out of the bottle, it's a tasty enough beer that satisfies you on a hot summer day.
Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.59 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz cans, bottles, taps for many years. Various glasses/cups.
L: Pours Light gold with light carbo, a thin eggshell white head that goes to a fluffy skin, light lacing.
S: Sweet caramel malts, a hint of grains, distant honey.
T: Lightly sweet malts, a touch of honey, cereal grains, distant corn, not much after taste.
F: Very soft light bodied feel with a smooth center and a quick slip off to a lightly dry finish.
O: This American beer is good in its style because it's been the same beer for many many years. Extremely easy drinking and crushable. Light and tasty with hints of sweetness & bitterness.
Nov 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.28 by Danzifer from Ohio

Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Caldwan123 from Iowa

3.56/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Look all around has a good classic beer bottle look. Coloring is as expected. Smells of skunkiness similar to a Heineken. Taste is the same extremely close to aforementioned Heineken with a little less of a weed taste. Feels smooth.
Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I have drank this beer from restaurant taps all over The USA and there was a time when this was one of the better beers to be had on tap, how far we've come, thank goodness!
Looks golden yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring.
Smells, lightly bready, malty, floral, and spicy.
Taste follows the nose nicely, with just the slightest hint of corn.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style with a high effervescent feel.
Overall, still one of the better AALs out there, due to less corn.
Cheers!
Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Original pours a clean yellowish color, with quickly dissipating head. Aroma is malty, grainy. Flavor is the same, malty and grainy, but pleasant, and nicely put together. Good body and feel. Overall, its a nice easy beer, simple and not bad.
Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.29/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours straw yellow with a small white head. Smells of cereal grain, sweet but not overly so. Tastes of plain cereal grain, but a little more flavor than your normal adjunct. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, heavily carbonated. Overall, a slightly above average beer.
Sep 11, 2021
 
Rated: 2.58 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Aug 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I picked up a twelve pack in its home state while camping and hitting some national parks on vacation. Definitely a camping or lawn mower beer and on that score it is pretty effective. A bit of corn in the flavor but this is drinkable and goes down very easy. I was surprised at how clear headed I was the day after my camping. Would definitely drink this if it was available in my area.
Jun 24, 2021
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Rated by Augiedogie23 from Iowa

4.55/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Drinkable with a sweet finish. From the northwoods; a great adjunct beer!
Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 2.81 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Feb 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2021