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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 124   ABV: 4.14%
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Leine's Amber Light is a new kind of light beer - a light beer with color and flavor. Brewed with 2-Row Pale brewer's malt, Munich and Carmel malt for a lightly flavored body. These barley malts also give Leine's Amber Light its beautiful amber color. A light hopping with Cascade and Cluster hops provides a well-balanced, smooth, light flavor and drinkable finish.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2780) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Bottled. At least they didn’t just stick a Leinie’s label on a Miller Lite. Actually seems to have been brewed to be lighter, instead of just watered down. I couldn’t catch any corn notes, and I see no one else mentioned adjuncts. Get points for being noticeably darker than most lites, but this ain’t amber, Jake. Just some malt taste, not much other character besides "beer," and a litttle gassy. Okay as light beers go, but I can’t see too many situations where this would be the best choice you could have. And if you’re going to be light in your grain bill, what’s wrong with a few more hops for flavor, eh?


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1250) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes: Pours a very nice clear golden amber color with white head. Caramel malt, some barley notes, and a little pine and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1480) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Surprisingly nice beer. Had on tap in Kansas City at some pizza place. Drinkable lawnmower beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2012
This was my least favorite of the summer sampler. The malts are noticeable with a slight hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Had this several years ago and I remember that it was among the best light beers I’ve had. No adjuncts in flavor and smooth in taste, I don’t know why Leinenkugel stopped making it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkurzynski (1482) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pale amber. Aroma of caramel malts and mild hoppiness. Flavor is thin with mostly caramel malts and hop water.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (815) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Vintage 2002 (135th anniversary bottle) 12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice, cloudy, light brown with a persistent, thin, foamy, white head. Taste is of caramel, fruit, grass, citrus, yeast, apple and malt. Similar aroma. Very palatable. The body is rather thin, but that is forgiven since it is a light beer and is seven years old. Easy to drink, is rather refreshing and is a nice treat. Has held up nicely for being seven years old. For a pale lager it is rather dark and flavorful. I wish they still made it and a little dissapointed that they don’t. I might have to find another bottle and age it further.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours pale amber with fizzy head that deminshes quickly. Smells lightly malted, kind of corn-like. Tastes a little sweet, light, bread grains, with a hint of hops. Pretty good light beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerrytimes (9) - Roseville, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2008 does not count
Compared to other light beers, this Amber is one of the best. Pours with a light red color, and goes down smooth with a nice light taste.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - JUL 5, 2008
one of the worst beer i have ever tried, undrinkable, flavor is horriffic, still sends chills down spine when i flash-back to the waste of time trying this shit.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
This was a nice alternative to other light beers, and I’d put it in competition with Sam Adams Light or Amstel Light. Great color, but (not surprisingly) a watery taste. If only it tasted as good as it looked and smelled...


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