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Leinenkugel's Original | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2.94/5
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587 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,309
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
587
pDev:
19.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
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Ratings: 587 |  Reviews: 176
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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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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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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 BuckyNBeer
3.68/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This came as part of Leinenkugel's Fall Explorer pack.

Leinenkugel's Chippewa Pride pours a golden hue with a decent head and lacing.

The aroma is similar to the classic American Lager style with corn and other grains present however the grains seem to be more prevalent in this beer than others.

The same goes for the flavor. The grains are again more prevalent than the corn which is a nice change of pace. The finish is refreshing but has a nice bitterness also.

Overall this was a really enjoyable classic beer. Thankfully it is pretty cheap as well with the main brewery only a few hours away.

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

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

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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

Photo of jkblr
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle bb 10/23/17 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.7% ABV. The beer pours the color of apple juice and produces a white head of less than 2 inches which is completely gone in 60 seconds. There is a little cereal grain in the nose and some mustiness. Taste is very neutral with an ever so slight tart cereal flavor. Finishes with no bitterness and a slight coating of oily/sticky feel. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, highly carbonated and undry. Overall, ok. There are certainly better AALs out there but I'm happy to have tried this one.

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2.79/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of handmuffin
2.23/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Served from can into glass. Pours pale gold in color, nearly transparent, with short lived bright white head and lots of small bubbles. Fairly mild aroma, primarily simple light grain. No hop aroma detectable. Flavor is possibly even more mild than the aroma, just simple clean malt. No hop flavor or bitterness but a slightly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is medium, fuller than expected from such a light flavored beer. High carbonation. Overall this beer is a quintessential American adjunct lager> Very simple aroma and flavor consisting basically entirely of featureless grain. Combined with low bitterness and high carbonation this beer is supremely drinkable, even if it is boring.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of stucat
3.22/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.88/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 587 ratings
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