I will start off this review and say that nothing that Leinenkugels makes has impressed me except for their Big Eddy series. Not that their stuff is not drinkable I just find it to either be watered down or artificial in taste. Since I just came back from the great north, I thought I would review a Wisconsin product, Leinenkugels’ Honey Weiss. (www.leinie.com)
Brewer’s description: “Honey Weiss has a taste that’s light, crisp and slightly sweet.”
Man, I’m just not getting this one. People must buy it because it is an easy beer to drink. I get no honey flavor, it can hardly be described as a Weiss beer, minimal American wheat flavor. Watered-down brew to me. I think this could be a brew they could back and tweak the recipe on and make it much better than it currently is; I think they should do that with many of their products.
On a positive note, if you are looking for a light, refreshing, easy drinking brew, this would be one for you to go with. An inexpensive beer, that is widely available, however, I will be looking elsewhere.
STYLE: Wheat Ale
Purchased at: Anywhere
Pour: Light gold pour, small white head.
Aroma: Mild wheat aroma, a little citrus.
Taste: Little wheat and citrus.
My recommendations: There are too many great craft brews that have surpassed Leinenkugels wheat beer or even fruit beer. I would avoid this beer and ask your beer monger, or me, what to go for.