Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss

Beer number two on tonights showdown is Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss.  See the post on the Sleeman Honey Brown Lager 77* for more info.  Basically cut and paste from that post:

The pour: Sleeman is dark gold (dare I say honey) color with a minimal head and medium carbonation.  Leinenkugal’s is light, like a pilsner, and fizzes very happily.  Good sized head.  Winner = Sleeman’s.

The Nose: Sleeman has a subtle smell.  More like a brown ale smell.  No honey to be found.  Leinie’s is light and ever so slightly sweet.  No honey but closer… Winner = Lienie’s.

The Taste: Sleeman is slightly tart, crisp and clean.  Lienie’s is smooth, and tastes more like an American lager.  Neither have even a hint of honey that I can tell… Winner = Sleeman.

The Finish: Sleeman is not complex at all.  It just kind of goes away quickly leaving you with a bit of an empty spot in your mind… Lienie’s leaves me with a coors or budweiser finish.  Not complex at all, either.  Winner = Sleeman.

While Sleeman took this one, Leinie’s beer isn’t bad.  I wouldn’t buy it again, but if it were at a bar or if I were in their home town I would drink it. 🙂 

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road

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