Leinenkugels Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   ABV: -
A full, clove-like flavor and unique banana aroma are reward enough for mastering this tongue twister of a name.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (10131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"ranked 47th of 52 beers sampled at the 2008 Sierra Brewfest. Booooring. Like drinking wheat flavored water. i know they can do better than this stuff. barely better than the swill..."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2193) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. This is a terrible heffe that should never have been brewed. It tasted tinny and raw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Leinenkugles brought this out and we got to try it at lunch. Nice Hefe golden in color, and hazy. Tasty strong hefe flavors and finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Doesnt taste like a hefeweizen at all. Marks off for that but tastes like fruit loops. Not bad but not what I was expecting and too much will give you a stomach ache.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2011
This is a very bad beer that tastes nothing like a hefeweisen beer. It is very sour and vomitlike with no complexity and generates acid stomach an hour or so after drinking it. I would not recommend it to anyone. It is from one of the most overrated Wisconsin brewers around. basement aromas, medium sourness, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent finish, vomitonous flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
One of my favorite hefeweizens. Nice golden appearance and hits the palate like AJ Hawk hits a RB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Heavy dose of cloves and wheaty sweetness but the orange peel factor seems overdone. I like its dry palate. For a retired beer, this one seemed to withstand time. Coopers in Scranton, PA has it on bottle. I really liked this one despite the maker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2005
An OK attempt at the German Hefeweizen beer style. Most likely the best by an American brewer, but still not as good as the real McCoy. First things, first. Bananna in beer? Hmmm, interesting, but make it a little bolder and it could be dynamic (if you like banannas I guess)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Sampled on tap. This beer pours to a dense creamy thin white head that sits atop a lightly hazy light golden body. The aroma is nicely wheaty. Nutmeg or mace. Light banana’s foster. The flavor is white and richly banana’s foster. Unknown spice. Light toastiness. The palate is medium light bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Not too bad and very drinkable despite the low scores.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 This has more in common with a pale lager than a hefe. Weak yellow pour, sluggish carbonation, and faint aroma. Absolutely nothing like a hefe should be. Poorly done. Just avoid. UPDATE: I see they "retired" this. All I can say is....thank the gods!

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