Leinenkugel's Original | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
570
Reviews:
168
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
19.26%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
92
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0
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of todfug
3.2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Two10tim
2.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cwreay90
2.68/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tgates
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.39/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wisconsin gold.

As old brands go this one hasn't been overly tampered with since Miller took over. At least those are my thoughts. Pours a light gold with an aroma like real beer as opposed to one heavily adjuncted. Good flavor on the lighter side, medium texture, well balanced overall. No, it's not all malt, it has adjuncts and should be evaluated in that light. Stands up well though.

Priced as a craft in my area and I don't think that highly of it but if you find it at a good price it's worth a try.

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Photo of Brent_B
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.7/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.89/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OneSickPuppy
3.09/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 1/18/2016. Pours crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish. Good robustness and balance of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a good pale adjunct lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.01/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Straight up BMC cum Wisconsin. Usual yellow adjunct color, but below average lacing and retention. Aroma was grain, corn.

Taste was sweet, high carbonation, old school, clean, lots of water. Would knock these back for old times sake on the lawnmower in the summer, or at the lake, you get what I'm sayin. . .

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.19/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Both the appearance and the smell are typical to the style. Nothing new under the sun here. Even though the slightly murky appearance is appealing to me.

Taste is very subtle, perhaps even more so than some of the big macros. Carbonation leaves a nice tingling sensation on your tongue. This is an enjoyable beer, but not much more.

The mouthfeel is better than the taste, so I suppose this is the type of beer that is more enjoyable to drink than it is to taste.

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Photo of nicksamuelson
3.9/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts. Taste is malts, corn, grains, highly refreshing and drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a is a good example of the style.

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Photo of Muellerbier
2.14/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not a bad cheap beer

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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.77/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Josholson666
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
2.44/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden amber, very clear. Wispy white head with medium retention, surprisingly. Adjuncty and sweet smelling. As at least one other reviewer noted, not far off from Miller High Life. Much the same on the taste. Kind of bready or crackery, but for the most part adjunct grain. Kind of a light lemony tartness throughout, especially in the finish, but hardly anything that could be recognized for hops. Not unpleasant, and easy to drink. That doesn't make it a good beer, however. Light and spritzy, quite the creamy finish.

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Photo of olduo2
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thorkelson
1.19/5  rDev -59.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
2.96 out of 5 based on 570 ratings.
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