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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Has a distinctive, crisp, full flavor, that goes down smooth.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Always a good choice for cheap pale lager from a can. A little bit of metallic taste, but other then that its a really decent and drinkable lager. big head, moderate carbonation, kind of harsh on the palate partially cause of that metallic taste I think.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. i wasn’t expecting much and this delivered. blah lager, slightly less watery than most.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttoadee (1297) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Clear thin gold, small white head. Nose is apple, light malt, very faint hops. sweet. Creamy mouth feel, slightly bitter finish. OK

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
They always say “nothing is as good as the original.” Well, I don’t really think that always applies to the realm of beer. Leinie’s Original is perhaps the oldest recipe that the brewery still makes. This beer is aimed to be a slightly less than premium beer cost wise so you’ll see a case go for $12-$16 depending on the market you live in. So a lot of the drinkers of this brew are either senior citizens or poor college kids. It pours a clear, pale yellow color with a foamy, off-white head. The scent is not very strong, but there is the aroma of cheap grains mixed with a little malt and citrus. Pretty basic, but as you would expect from a pale ale. Well it tastes like good cheap beer so that’s always a good thing! There is a mild taste of grain and wheat that makes for a smooth and quick drink. For the price you pay, this really isn’t too bad. I would definitely drink this over a MGD any day. It doesn’t quite beat Pabst as my favorite cheap beer though. We live in Wisconsin so Leinekugel’s is pretty much a household name around here. I will say though, I get out of town customers at work that pretty much go ape-shit crazy when they see we have Leine’s Original in 24pk cans and bottles. I hear them tell their stories of how they can’t find it where they live, etc. So you can’t help but feel slightly like a hipster while drinking this stuff even though there’s nothing all that special about it. -Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Corn grits used apparently for "smoothness". Brewed with cluster... cmon cluster?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Clear golden pour. White head. Smooth sessional beer. Nothin bad or good about it. Had it after grain belt to compare, liked this much better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear light gold with white head. Aroma of corn, grains, abd light hops. Taste is very lightly bitter. Medium bodied with a slightly slick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall not bad. I would drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Poured a transparent goldish color. Not much to this, a decent lager. Taste like most other pale lagers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedave (2) - Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012 does not count
A taste of the northwoods. Crisp with a clean finish. Overall a good drinking beer for any time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
A nice, thin, refreshing lager with no suprises. Brought to me straight from the brewery by neighbor. Clean and crisp says it all. Clear light yellow with a thin tall head. Minimal aroma, that just begs for a another drink. Not a bad ordinary brew.

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