Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Limited Golden LagerLeinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.94%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KeefD on 01-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 46
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of cpolking
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark, honey golden in color with a quarter-inch head of white foam that dissipates fairly rapidly. The aroma is malty grain and zesty, floral hops with a touch of lager funk. The taste is slightly sweet at the beginning, fresh grain, and an aromatic and bitter, dry hop finish. This reminds me of a more substantial and malty Grain Belt with a strong hop finish. It is very good for what it is.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of richkrull
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear gold or copper color with a moderate amount of head. Smells malty and a little sweet. Tastes pretty good. Not too heavy, just a nice lager taste. Nice bite in the aftertaste. Good mouthfeel, very smooth. I'll probably polish off the 6-pack tonight.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
May0211 on the neck, no other info.

A - Leinie's excels at beers with fantastic appearance. This Limited has a sexy clear amber color with slow but steady carbonation climbing to a billowing but short-lived off-white head. No lace.

S - With the standard pale lager aroma, Leinie's doesn't go for any surprises. Malt and a bit of corn with some pilsner perhaps and just a touch of straw. While it's not exciting (the style rarely is) it's certainly not offensive and definitely not hiding any imperfections.

T - Crisp and clean, the pale and pilsner malts with a bit of corn flavor really create a nice profile for the subtle hop flavor to lay on top of.

M - Crisp and clean like the flavor, this beer hides nothing. Well-crafted, smooth feel with a medium-light body and high carbonation finish.

D - Yes. This beer exemplifies drinkability perfection. Leinie's Limited may be a beer brewed to a no-so-respected style, but it's well-done for what it is and it's extremely sessionable. I may grab a six-pack of this one.

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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Fresh-by date clearly inked on bottle neck.

Pours an ultra-clear, light, golden-yellow. A white ring sticks on the glass. Smell is "green" and minerally. Getting some metallic notes on the first sip, along with some lightly toasted malts. Finishes with some tasty, pithy hops. Nice feel, right about medium-bodied. A crisp, easy-drinking light lager. A huge thanks to Leinenkugel for coming back to the Northwoods, if only for a little while..

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3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quite surprised at this Leinie's Lager. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass. Head lasts longer than a macro with some trace clinging to the glass.

Color is similar to dehydrated urine with a subtle orange hue.

Initial grainy taste with a bit if sweetness that dissipates quickly. Minimal aftertaste and relatively smooth finish.

For $6.99 a 6 pack it is a definite upgrade over macro and an overall nice Spring beer.

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3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

found this at a local market. I hadnt seen it in the area so I picked up a 6-er.

A: poured into a pilsner glass a relatively light gold color, some head but not large at all.

S: hoppy, but somewhat 'thin' compared to others

T: nothing immediately, but a long hop-laden finish. Kinda grassy and wheaty on the tongue as well.

M: creamy mouthfeel....nice easy carbonation, didnt bite ya back.

D: Id be pounding this beer if it wasnt so damn expensive....I really enjoyed the beer and will give it a solid B overall.

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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a six-pack picked up from Fareway. It's a light amber color, the carbonation start out mild then disappears after about two minutes. The aroma is very light, some straw and a bit of malt. The taste is decent for the style, a light amount of hop maybe some cloves and caramel and floral. The body is spot on, but the aftertaste has a peculiar tartness that comes on about 10 seconds post-gulp and lasts for a few seconds.
Overall it's a decent pick for a BBQ or in-law visit.

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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the old Northwoods Lager, which has a mystique similar to that of Coors in Smoky & The Bandit. It's hard to find, so it must be worth seeking out.

But, hell, I'd be liar if I said mystiques didn't sometime make beer taste better. Likewise nice packaging--and this one is packaged exquisitely.

I haven't had this beer since 1999, back when I was 16 and I thought this was some kind of bizarre amber brew, possibly akin to Newscastle. Now it smells and tastes like a nicely brewed adjunct, but it's exceptionally dark for the style.

The aroma and flavor are both quite similar to the new-old Schlitz, only the yeast profile here is a little unpleasantly chewy. Still, crisp cereal malt, a just a wee tiny bit of nice adjunct corn. This is backed by a kiss of the hops, and really everything super tasty until the yeast messes things up (though it only messes it up a little bit).

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Photo of BDIMike
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is very nice. The dark golden brew is very clear but has a LOT of carbonation that leads to a medium sized white head with great retention that looks delicious.
Smell is nice for a golden lager. There is a nice biscuity malt smell with a good tinge of light hop aroma.
Taste is very well balanced and nice. A nice biscuity taste dominates the brew. A straw taste that is finish with a very subtle smooth hop.
Mouthfeel has a medium thickness. The beer is smoother than I would think for its style. With the refreshing carbonation, the smoothness surprised me.
Drinkability is very nice. The beer goes down very easy, which is nice for a whole six pack. I was very shocked at how good this beer was. Nothing incredibly special, just a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes
Pours into pint glass a hazy golden color with little presence of head to speak of but decent carbonation.
Smells of biscuit like barley malts with a slight scent of hops in the mix as well.
Taste/Mouthfeel a hoppy front end that mellows to a lager finish with a slight hop after taste.
Overall, I was intrigued by how this beer seemed to be a nice cross between a lager & a pale ale. A good session beer in a crowded field if Leinenkugels were priced to compete w/Molson & Labatt instead of Sierra Nevada I'd nab it more often. Decent stuff

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3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, golden/copper in color, with a moderate head of foam.
Aroma-Faint grain, grass
Taste-Subtle biscuit, very crisp, faint but welcome hop note.
Overall, very crisp and drinkable. Better-than-average American lager. Nice "across the board" brew for a big gathering without resorting to a BMC beer.

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3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pils glass...

A: pours a golden amber with good clarity. has a big frothy off white head that has much better than expected retention.

S: a sweet honeyed malt aroma is the first thing i notice. this is combined with a minerally and soft grainy finish.

T: flavors mimick the aromas, being sweet upfront, with flavors of honey and grain, with a hint of bittering hops in the finish, finishing with grain and apple

M: medium body for style with a smooth and well rounded mouthfeel and a delicate carbonation. finshes off dry, fairly clean.

Overall, this was much better than i had expected, as I only bought it because a sixer was under 5 dollars. Actually, if this were more widely available and consistently cheap, this would be my go-to beer to fill the cooler with for a tailgate or house-party. Worth a try if you seek something tasty but in the same genre as Coors Gold and Miller High Life

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