durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Oh hey, what’s this? I love Kolsch-style beers, so somehow I’m ignoring that voice in the back of my head asking me "Have you ever actually had a good Leinenkugel beer?" "Big Eddy wasn’t that bad." "Whatever, it’s your tongue." Bottled purchased. Haven’t really had much to eat all day, so decided on a nice light beer before dinner. Pour is lively an slightly overcarbonated... looks refreshing enough... glass approaches nose... sweet, creamy shitty Bud Light? Check. Tastes even slightly worse? Check? Would I much prefer a Coors Light? Check. I fart in your general direction, Mr. Leinenkugel.
Chudwick (2329) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle - pours pale straw with light white head. Nose is herbal. Flavor adds grass. light bitterness. light body. not the worst Kölsch I’ve ever had.refreshing.
TH28 (194) - - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is pale yellow with a creamy white cap. Not much aroma, but hey it’s a kolsch. I do pick up slight pepper from the rye. Taste is ok...rye bite stands out from a traditional kolsch, and after a few drinks I pick up some hints of lemongrass. I can definitely pick up the lemongrass on the finish. Interesting take on a kolsch that seems to get better as it warms
felsenpils (122) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Another permutation from MIller/Leinenkugels. This one is a bit lighter than their regular lager, but has the same grapefruit notes from their standard yeast strain and is not an ale and not a Kölsch. Just another low quality beer at a premium price. If you like Leinies original, you will like this one, otherwise don´t waste your time. Miller/Leinenkugels continues to give you artificial flavors and colors added to their original lager as they expand their product range instead of trying to brew a decent beer.
Narnad (1486) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale yellow color with a low white head. Aroma has a very strong skunk to it, light lemon and some light grainy presence at the tail end. Flavor is very subdue. Early notes of lemon trickle in followed by a very nice, light grainy presence. The body is extremely light with a modest amount of carbonation and has a crisp finish. Overall not too bad for a macro but the nose is something that could be worked on a bit.
vexorgtr (26) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Springtime brew from Leinenkugel’s. Poured from bottle to glass... a bit of a vigorous pour is needed to get a head from it. It’s a golden color, a bit richer in tone than a common American lager. The taste isn’t exactly worthy of a deep break down... it taste like a richer version of a lager.
It’s easy to drink... easy to have a few. I put this in the same class that a put Yuengling Traditional, or Boston Lager in... A step above the basics, but not world class. That said, i like it. It’s not an overpowering brew, works well with a wide variety of food.
heemer77 (5153) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Rich gold hued beer with a thin bright white head. Raw potatoes, dough and yeast are present in the nose. This is clean as far as taste goes with notes of bread crust and pear core. Hints of clove come through in the light finish along with a definite metallic note. Decent with slightly sharp carbonation.
kramer (5307) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear pale straw colored body with a small fizzy white head that fell to a thin ring quickly. The nose is on the interesting side for sure, there’s a light spiciness from the rye over the crackery and cereal grain body. The flavor is not exactly something that screams Kolsch to me. The rye adds a spiciness that just doesn’t belong in here. It’s overly sweet as well and without much hop character. Lighter bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. In a way it’s overly bland, yet in a way it’s trying to be too fancy for its own good.
cheap (4425) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a glass, from a bottle, it looks like a pale lager with a slight head. Clean foamy beery smell. Decent flavor that is not too far away from straw. Boxy. Decent co2. Not too much ’rye’ as you would think like in a ipa kindah way. Smooth and easy to get along with. No pilsner bite, just a gentle and behaved attitude. A lager lover would be liking this brew. Seems more like a 4 percenter.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Kroger. Super light pour with little to no head. Aroma is apples, sweetness and kinda gross. Taste is Marlboro’s, light spice, and cereal.