howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Watery. Subtle roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate. Tasted following a Sprecher Black Bavarian, which may have contributed to the wateryness and initial lack of flavor. At $9 a twelver, Iíll buy this again.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin and doesnít deliver a lot of flavor. Looks good though. Iím a fan of the Leinieís line, with this probably being my least favorite of the bunch.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of watery with a very nice roasted malt flavor. Looks excellent, as I couldnít see through it at all. The flavor is a little light, but I tend to expect that from Leininkugelís.
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint, roasted malt aroma. Light tan, frothy head with decent retention. Roasted malt flavor; alcohol is unobtrusive to unnoticeable. ABV must be on the low side. Very drinkable beer, although could be a little more flavorful.
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap with dinner this evening. Not very full bodied, but I think looking at it (VERY dark) you expect porter or stout body - no, itís lager, all right. A bit sweet, of course, but nicely balanced by a steady undertone of bitterness (nice job, brewmaster!)
Not al all complex, though - a good, basic dark beer, nothing more. The Leinenkugel family resembalnce is there (a compliment).
Worth a try, and very good with food.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The ratings seem a touch high for this one - to me itís too confused and muddy to be a truly pleasant dark beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much going on in the nose and a bit weak in the final analysis - the flavours are great but itís like they are being held back, never really allowed to get going to complicate the smooth texture. What are those flavours? Well a good deal of sweetish malt that tosses between caramel and chocolate, with some toasted, smokier edges.
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this crisp, slightly bitter beer on tap. iíd like to try it again
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
drag to discover that this is a phillip morris corporate blood sucker product. like finding out your gentle uncle ned steps on bunnies. but hey, itís still beer, aye? and beer is good. this one is bottle brown with a glint of orange. iím tasting this beside a warsteiner dunkel--not an enthralling taste test perhaps, but okay for a monday nightís constrained mini- bacchanalia . leiny has a better head and a smoother palate, caramel and sweet. a little cardboard in the aroma versus the warsteinerís walnut and alcohol notes, but very close. (just donít tell me warsteiner is owned by union carbide!)
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good if you want a dark and creamy beer. Very basic though, look around for something a tad better. ReRate 4/18/2001 better than the 3 pts i gave it before-this is leineís best beer by far and the great thing about this stuff is that its easy to get and its CHEEP as hell!!!!!! if you want to start drinking craft beers, pick up some leineís Creamy dark, Red, BigButt or honey weiss