Leinenkugel's Original | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2.94/5
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595 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,987
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
595
pDev:
19.39%
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Ratings: 595 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of dataslal
2.02/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kimlhurst
2.71/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It is what it is; traditional American Adjunct Lager.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

this isnt a great beer, but in the context of other macro adjunct lager types, this is easily a league better than the major brands. it has a little more color, crystal clear but honey instead of yellow and watery, its fizzy and it holds its head, carbonation comes up slowly and consistently, it looks good for what it is. it has nice flavor too, i actually get some malt rather than its absence, which is sort of par for the course in the style. lightly sweet, but i taste barley, and that is something. almost no hops in nose or taste, but there is "beer flavor" here, and i get no metallic grossness, no corny cheapness, and no indefinite shelf life chemical properties whatsoever. i like it, crackery and round in feel, bubbly and balanced, the faintest bitterness creeping in at the end. it tastes like beer, even a lager yeast note here, its fine beer really, and when fresh, i reckon its mighty refreshing. without a doubt this is far better than any bud/miller/coors equivalent that exists out there, and one of the better leinenkugels beers ive had.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.02/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow, small white head. No lace.
Aroma of corn and grassy hops.
The taste followed the nose. Corn, with a hint of grassy hops in the aftertaste.
Light-bodied lawnmower beer.

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Photo of TheRock7755
2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Waveoff
3.18/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ob512316
3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a glass.
Look: pale yellow, thin white head with lacing.
Smell: corn, and barley. A faint hint of hops is present. Taste: corn, barely, the hops are grassy, then malt at the end.
Feel: Abrove Average macro.
Overall: One of the best macro lagers.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.33/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Part of a Fall Sampler 12-pack. 3 bottles of 4 different beers. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pour a pale gold color, clear, with a thin white head.

Smell is a sour wet grain aroma, with a flat perfume scent.

Taste is typical of a lager, a cracker flavor, with a mild sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Overall a good lager. A lot of people won't appreciate the style, but back in the pre and post prohibition days every town had a local brewery that turned out this kind of brew.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.9/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Krusader
2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: pours brilliant gold amber permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles and producing 1" white cap with good retention

S: There is an initial scrambled egg smell and a faint hint of skunk that drift off quickly. The remaining aromas are not big, consisting primarily of light cracker and faint hop spice aromas.

T: an initial trace of fruit and a vague hint of movie popcorn butter and a light corn sweetness. As it settles down oyster cracker, bread crumb and light bread crust flavors come forward and lead to a mild bitter hop accent on the finish that helps balance the malt

F: The body is light and the carbonation is medium high

O: This is an upper Midwest cult classic. Its somewhat drinkable and not offensive but there is also not a lot of flavor or character.

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Photo of beerguy04
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a gold color with a white head that disappears quickly with barely any lacing. Smell is a grainy corn smell. Taste is sweet corn, with a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light. Overall, better than average for the style.

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Photo of porters4life
3.4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.64/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright clear crisp golden color. Very effervescent. Thin white head dissipates slowly leaving a quarter inch layer of velvety foam along the top of the beer. Impressive head retention here as that thin velvety head remains and reforms on the top as the beer is consumed. Foamy lacing left behind on the glass.

Smell is mostly grainy with some mild grassy/floral hops that have a touch of spice to them. Simple but nice for the style.

Taste follows the nose with some grains and grassy floral hops. Touch of corn in the malts, but it doesn't come across sweet at all which I like. This would be really good except for an astringent metallic taste on the back end. Some lingering hop bitterness on the finish.

Feel is mild to moderately carbonated. Very light and easy drinking without being flavorless or too light. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this is a nice AAL - certainly one of the better ones out there and one of my preferred options.

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Photo of dcotom
3.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a vintage Blatz taster glass. Clear, dark yellow body, with a decent white head that rapidly dissipates into nothingness. Aromas of corn and light malt, with a grassy note. The taste is interesting. Rather sweet, with a nice malt structure and a definite tart cider thing going on. There is also a little harsh bitterness on the finish, along with a lingering tart-sweet aftertaste. With character and drinkability, this is a pretty solid AAL.

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Photo of Qu1nt0n
2.98/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of HawkGX
2.74/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brucebeernut
4/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrandt22
3.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 595 ratings