Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
75 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Leinenkugel's Limited Golden LagerLeinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.94%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by KeefD on 01-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.7%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of bchannell
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of klipper
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Joefisherman
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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

 559 characters

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mike727
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of sweetpaulie73
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of LDemarais
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of lumpy1126
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of sneefcity
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of RievyRW
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of memoulds
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of doucmehu
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of mynie
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).

 889 characters

Photo of Strix
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold, little head.

Grainy smell, mostly.

Taste is mainly grains too, a hint of something more going on, a bready note, some grassy hops.

Mouthfeel medium, carbonation medium.

Eh. Nothing remarkable here. Better than some Leine's offerings, but most of them are in the mediocre department so I've stopped keeping track of which is less mediocre than the others (barring the big eddy series - how 'bout brewing less of this and more of that?).

 451 characters

Photo of matjack85
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found a bunch of these 12oz brown bottles in a discontinued bin at Foremost Liquors in Glendale, Heights, IL for just 50¢ each, so I grabbed a couple. No freshness date.

The beer poured a crystal clear light gold color, but it only produced a ½-finger of dishsoap looking white head that didn't even last 30 seconds and left no lacing.

Very weak nose to this - just a faint biscuity malt aroma.

This is a little better than average tasting golden lager. Lots of sweet biscuity malt flavor along with a touch of hop bitterness. Even a touch of lemon in the finish. Not bad.

Light bodied with medium high carbonation.

Nothing to go crazy over but better than anything else I've ever picked up for 50¢.

 709 characters

Photo of scaliasux
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light amber. Clear and bubbly. Tall white soapy head - not persistent.

Smell - Light pale malt. Bready and sweet.

Taste - Light and crisp. Mainly pale malts with just a hint of something darker. Touch of lemony hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light.

Overall - You could do worse. Indistinguishably decent beer in an uninspiring category.

 354 characters

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Very classy looking label. Had a vintage feel to it.

Appearance - Pours a golden crystal clear color with a 1 finger white foam head that dissipates into a nice froathy layer after a couple minutes.

Smell - Smells of a corn-like biscuit-like malt with a light scent of hops.

Taste - Tastes of lightly toasted biscuit-like malts and a nice hop bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Very crisp and light bodied with medium carbonation.

Drinkability - Very smooth and refreshing. Highly drinkable.

A refreshing and good offering but nothing spectacular. I did however enjoy this and could drink a bunch of these.

 703 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe