Leinenkugel's Original | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's OriginalLeinenkugel's Original
BA SCORE
6.6%
Liked This Beer
2.94 w/ 579 ratings
Leinenkugel's OriginalLeinenkugel's Original
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,470
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
579
Liked:
38
Avg:
2.94/5
pDev:
19.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 579 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of SteveJeremy
2.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Josholson666
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
2.44/5  rDev -17%
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 +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of thorkelson
1.19/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.44/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.22/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twelveone
1.83/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Ssippisam
2.83/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tomahite
3.51/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
2.92/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SleepyPoon
1.97/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Look- The beer itself is a handsome light straw color but the lace is a mess. It has all the telltale signs of a sub-standard macro- it is soapy, sticky, and thin.

Smell- Not much here, maybe a whiff of adjunct. No hops, no malt.

Taste- While I've had worse, this disappoints. It is a ringer for Miller High Life. Sweet and thin.

Feel- About what you'd expect from a can of macrobrew.

Overall- Meh. I remember drinking this in college and, as such, this is an ok beer for the sake nostalgia. That aside, if you are drinking on the cheap, you are far better getting your hands on another beer from the Miller family- Hamms.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of dmadsen
2.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled last night on 5/3/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Leinenkugel's" pint glass.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with about a half-finger foamy white head. Some light spotty lacing was seen but not a real lot. The aroma is of gains with a hint of corn. Bit more going on with the taste as there is some floral hops in the mix also. Slightly dry finish at the end. Overall it was OK but nothing really special as I am not a really big fan of this type of brew style overall. Lighter to medium bodied with good carbonation.

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

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

this has the taste of stale bread. sorry leinys

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Photo of Ike_Potter
3.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good, very normal, standard, beer. Somewhat sweet aftertaste. Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
2.98/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.01/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Leinenkugel's Original from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 6.6% out of 100 with 579 ratings
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