Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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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:
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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
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 46
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of lumpy1126
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of sneefcity
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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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).

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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?).

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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¢.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of jsulko
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Really liked this beer back when it was NorthWoods. Revisiting it

Pours a clear gold with a white head that does not linger.

Somewhat sweet smelling with a hint of a pale ale type hop smell.

Taste is of a clean crisp lager. Nothing spectacular but better than our average BMC

If this was a regular Leinie's release I would have it over the AAL's and it would be a good summer beer for me.

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3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, and slight grain. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of hops, hint of metallic, slight sweet malt, and hint of wheat. Overall, decent appearance, good feel, and decent blend.

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3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle screened MAY0911

Poured into a tulip glass it has a glowing bright orange color with high clarity and traces of straw gold at the edges. Brilliantly clear like apple juice. Thin layer of white foam dwindles quickly, only leaving spotty lace after a sip.

Smells a little swilly, apple juice and wet grain notes, buttered biscuits.

Mild breadiness, apple slices, effervescent and astringent. Light shortbread sweetness in the fleeting, dry aftertaste. No hop presence to speak of. Somewhat gassy, though crisp and pretty easy drinking. Not especially complex, it's simple components make for an ok session beer. No real off flavors, but the astringency is not so great.

Suited for hot weather, lawnmowing, barbecues, pool parties, etc. when you don't feel like philosophizing about your beer, and just need a simple thirst quencher.

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3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled from bottle into Sam Adams' perfect pint.

A=Pleasantly surprised...the first two from the six-pack were consumed out of the bottle, so I was quite surprised to see an attractive, darker golden hue. Head was white and about 1/2" high and last over a minute.

S=Could only detect a moderate scent of hops.

T=Reminded me of an MGD, but with a bit more flavor...a slightly more robust lager.

M=Nice...a bit more carbonation than I wanted.

O=Not a bad offering...for $4.99 a 6-pack at Hy-Vee's, it was comparable to the MGD...can't say I'd buy this again with so many other beers out there, but the remaining bottles will be consumed when I am in the mood for a lager.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a crystal clear straw yellow with two fingers of frothy white cap.

Aroma of light grains, floral hops, light tropical fruit, earth and sweet lemon zest.

Sugary sweet taste of grains and cracker, light floral hops, earthiness and lemon zest.

Lighter bodied and a bit dry with moderate carbonation.

An easy drinking but average pale lager from Leinenkugel.

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3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

I never thought I'd be the least bit excited over a Leinie's release, but when I learned of this one I had to seek it out. Hell, it's recipe's as old as I am. ...Yeah... It pours a clear straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises sweet wheat, light corn, light flowers, sweetgrass, and cauliflower. The taste focuses on the wheat and the grass, then moves into a nicely mild area rife with floral hops and light greens. Only a touch of residual sweetness remains. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, this is seemingly the epitome of average, everyday "beer", as many call it. But, then, I really don't wanna drink that "beer" very much. This, on the other hand, I wouldn't mind drinking again. I'm admittedly surprised. Pleasantly.

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3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden-copper color, very visible carbonation, quickly diminishing head and lacing

S: Slightly off-smell, unsure of exactly why. Not too impressed, as others in 6-pack had poor smells but also tasted fine.

T: Sweet, malty, biscuity

M: Carbonation, good lingering mouthfeel for golden

O: A decent, very drinkable golden. Refreshing for the summer and a far upgrade over large macros. $4.99 for 6-pack on sale, which is ok with me!

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Photo of ZAP
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember drinking this back when it first came out years ago...this Stroh Signature...Lowenbrau...Michelob...that was as good as it got back then for the most part..

This looks nice...clean...light golden in color..the taste is grainy...some sharp drying bitterness (for the style) similar to what Leinie Original has....more hops than most in this style....not as much of a malt impression as I'd prefer but decent enough...I won't buy it again because it isn't my thing but this is decent enough if you like a dryer lager..

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Photo of Irishthirst
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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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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Leinenkugel's Limited Golden Lager from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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