Leinenkugel Brewing Company (Tenth & Blake Beer Co.) Reviews




stevoj
2.8
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Bottle at wedding event. Hot day, good quencher. Lots of grapefruit flavor, however, there didnít seem to be too much of a beer backing it up. For what it was, a summer beer, it was on, but nothing Iíd order again.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

JMerritt
2.3
Leinenkugels Watermelon Shandy
Canned. Pale yellow with a large white head. Faint watermelon candy aroma. Watermelon Jolly Rancher flavor is actually quite sweet, bordering sugary. Finish has a bit of that common Leinenkugel wet grainy chewiness. Not as refreshing as some of their other radlers.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

JMerritt
3.6
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Canned. Pale yellow, large white head. Really tart grapefruit aroma. Flavor is evenly tart and sweet, leaning a bit toward the sweet end at the finish. I like grapefruit juice so this hit the spot on a nearly 100į day.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

rumproasts
2.8
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
bottle. Golden yellow with small head. Very generic kettle sour. Lemony tartness, but otherwise thin and one dimensional. Drinkable, but thatís about it.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

JMerritt
3
Leinenkugels Ginger Shandy
Canned. Pale, hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head. I get a really strong citrus soda feel from the aroma - like 7Up. As i enjoy 7Up I found this enjoyable, but odd. Ginger zing is most noticeable in the front of the flavor profile, atop more lemondrop sweetness continuing the lemon/lime soda experience. Rough, raw grains in the finish - the Leinenkugel trademark.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

drowland
3
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
6/25/16. 12oz bottle from Winn Dixie. Golden pour. Light pale lager type aroma, mild maltiness. Lightly sweet, malty flavor, barely a touch of tartness. Crushable light beer but not much of a Berliner.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

markas101
2.5
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Palest beer Iíve seen. White yellow. Slight skunk aroma. Some citrus. Sweet malt. Bit of a spiciness. Abrupt finish.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Cousin_Larry
3.2
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Easily the best Berliner Weisse Iíve had to date. Starts with a splash citrus tartness, then has some dull tonic flavor, followed by a burst of berry sweetness. Still not a fan of the style, but have found one that I can drink on occasion.
Friday, June 24, 2016

williamherbert
3
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Straw yellow color. Puffy finger of white head. The aroma is honeydew melon with a touch of salt. Not complex but pleasant enough. The taste is saltwater and cactus juice tartness. Creamy feel, almost like a cream ale. Itís fine.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

markas101
2.4
Leinenkugels Canoe Paddler
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale gold. Very thin head. Visible carbonation. Very faint milky citrus aroma. Weak flavour of citrus and white pepper.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

CardsPackHawks
3.2
Leinenkugels India Pale Lager (IPL)
Picked up a few in a summer variety case. Hoppy with hints of citrus and grass. Not bad.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

markas101
3.6
Leinenkugels India Pale Lager (IPL)
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Clear gold. Thick head. Bright citrus and passion fruit aroma. Earthy flavor. Sweet honey. Lime citrus. Slight pine pitch.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BREWMUSKCLES
3.8
Leinenkugels India Pale Lager (IPL)
nice pine and grapefruit blend of hop that comes through in the aroma and taster. some bitterness and sweet. caramel malt and the beer is a little slick adding to a nice body. good beer.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ordybill
3.9
Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky orange gold color with a large white head. The aroma is full of fruit, spice and some caramel. The taste is big on wheat with some fruit nicely blended in.
Monday, June 20, 2016

scarletfire65
3
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
Draft at the hotel bar in Bethlehem PA during Guardian Life opening. Itís a crisp, grainy, decent wheat ale with lemon ade. Canít really knock this as much as I wanted to. On a hot day I could pound them.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Art
3.6
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Brews n chews. Pours a clear golden yellow. Aromas of lemon and sour apple. Taste is slightly sweeter than I was expecting. Just a tad tart. East to drink.
Monday, June 20, 2016

p0rkch0p
3
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
Calm down beer snobs. Take the name off and make it a treasure hunt and you would be singing a different tune. Perfect for the guy who has busts his ass everday in a heatwave and needs something light and refreshing. Like the postman summer shandy always delivers.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

shrubber85
3.6
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Bottle. Lactic lemon, wheat malt, and straw aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet lemon, wheat malt, and mildly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Really a pleasant Berliner Weisse.
Friday, June 17, 2016

ozzy70
2.7
Leinenkugels Red
12 oz. bottle. Poured reddish/amber, off white head. Aroma is breads and malty. Taste was malty, sweet.
Friday, June 17, 2016

beer_rookie
3.1
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
12 oz bottle.

Pours a yellow cloudy color. Plenty of sediment. About one finger white head. Thin lacing, no retention.

Aroma is very much grapefruit. Fresh grapefruit, grapefruit juice, whatever. Boy, itís hard to find anything else.

Taste is not as bitter as it smells. Itís somewhat sweet, but still leaning a tad bitter. Itís interesting. Thereís still some pith bitterness to give it a pucker taste.

Mouthfeel is thin, and seltzery. While itís carbonated well, once that carbonation is gone,it loses a lot in a hurry.

Overall, Iím not sure. I like it, I donít like it. I like it, I donít like it. I guess itís alright in the end. For a shandy, itís dandy. But I still prefer leinenkugelís Summer Shandy, Lemon Shandy, any are better than this one. No, I donít recommend this. No, I donít think Iíll be buying this one again.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cavie
3.7
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Bottle. Clear light yellow color. Light white head that fades. Tartness on the aroma. Some fruity esters. Flavor is tart, fruity and light grain. Tart continues on the finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

bookman10
2.1
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
Not very good. I guess Iíd rather have straight lemonade or a straight light beer than try to drink one of these again. Tastes like lemonade with a bit of a beer aftertaste and thatís really about it. Canít imagine drinking more than one (I was at a grad party and it was about par for the course).
Monday, June 13, 2016

RobertDale
2.9
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, grapefruit, and some malt. If you like grapefruit........
Monday, June 13, 2016

Art
3.5
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Drank at my parents place. I could actually pound a few of these on a hot summer day. Drank from the bottle. Basically drinking a less bitter, back sweetened grapefruit juice. Refreshing.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Art
2.8
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
Canít believe I hadnít rated this yet. Definitely tried it first at the A6P as a sample. Tried it again at my parents place. Cloudy yellow pour. Big lemon aroma like a lemon drop candy. Tastes like straight lemonade.
Monday, June 13, 2016

WABeerFiend
2.1
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
Itís drinkable. Thereís some artificial sweetness. HFCS stickiness is on my teeth.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cavie
3.3
Leinenkugels India Pale Lager (IPL)
Bottle. Pours a clear bright orange color with a foamy white head. Light hoppy aroma with earthy notes. Flavor is hoppy, some grapefruit notes, dry bitter on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 12, 2016

TheBeerGut
3.2
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Has a pale yellow color. Taste like someone took an expensive wine and mixed it with a cheap beer. Sits well on the palate and blah blah blah blah blah.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Saturday, June 11, 2016

jsquire
3.4
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Hazy yellow color with a short lived white head. Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit. Grapefruit. I like grapefruit. Grapefruit.
Friday, June 10, 2016

CanIHave4Beers
3.3
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Bottle, paired with a sewing machine, in the sewing room, jyst now.
Pours a very clear golden color with a small and quickly disappearing head.

The aroma is mostly Pinot Grigio, no joke... Cheap Pinot Grigio.... A little grainy malt, maybe some tart fruit, but mostly dry Italian white wine.

The flavor is light & tart with some husky graininess, some orange zest, a little white grape. Itís largely dry and has almost no bitterness.
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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

alexanderj
2.9
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Color was pale gold. Aroma was mild with a mild fruit tart note. Same in the flavor, crisp and a touch tart. Not bad, just not all that much there
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

thegreenrooster
2.5
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Pour is a clear almost colorless yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is some wheat malt and a bit of lactic tartness. Flavor is a clean malt with a little tart aftertaste. While this is very thin it was going in the right direction for a Berliner weisse, it was just way to watery. If this was not in a twist off and said Leinenkugelís on the front it would be getting better ratings on here.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

slowrunner77
1.9
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
6th percentile for the style seems high. Smells like a dusty standard macro lager. No hint of being a Berliner. The feel is thin and weak, and the flavor, while showing a bit of tartness in there, still resembles a mediocre macro lager more than a Berliner. Itís not like I had super high hopes for this, but FFS, this is garbage.
Monday, June 06, 2016

poisoneddwarf
3.2
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
12 oz bottle. Aroma is grainy, lemon, lacto, minerally, generic beer. Pours clear golden with a collapsing white head. Taste is medium-level tart with a cheap beer feel to it. Not bad, but seems cheaply made.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

ordybill
4.3
Leinenkugels India Pale Lager (IPL)
Poured from the tap into a mug. The appearance is a clear dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is mild hops, yeast and maybe some floral notes. The taste is amazingly sharp with a nice hop flavor with some citrus and a mild bite.
Friday, June 03, 2016

UDBeernut
3.6
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Six pack for the holiday weekend, out of the bottle, slight sweetness mixed with grapefruit, slight tartness. Light body, refreshing.
Thursday, June 02, 2016

60minuteman
3.6
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
On tap at Xfinity Live. Cloudy looking yellow-orange. Cool, crisp, refreshing. Tart and fruity with melon, citrus, orange and candy flavors. Not overly done up or severely lacking. A Ok for Leinenkugels.
Thursday, June 02, 2016

ordybill
3.9
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is a crisp wheat smell. The taste is slightly tart wheat flavor. Overall, a good beer.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

ordybill
3
Leinenkugels Berry Weiss
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a shade of copper with a reddish hue and a very small white head. The aroma is an overpowering very sweet berry smell. The taste is way to much berry and not enough beer. An average beer.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ozzy70
2.9
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
12 oz. bottle at home on the patio. Poured clear golden, quickly receding white head. Aroma was skunky, grass and apple. Taste was tart, lemon.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

burg326
3.2
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
Publix, buy one 6 pack get one free!!!!! So me being a Berliner nut, I kind of went in knowing that this beer was going to be underwhelming, that this was going to be a basic beer seeing that it is commercialized and they are trying to target people to try out a style that not many people enjoy or even heard of. Knowing this going in, I was totally right. Golden pour from the bottle, light tart lemon, light malt, some light hay, basic. Same with the flavors, Iím not trying to rag on this, but this was a very decent basic Berliner, a training wheels to the style. That being said it was very crushable, and I finished all 12 of them in less than 2 days. Kudos to the brewery for not going to extreme on this one.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Travlr
3.2
Leinenkugels Watermelon Shandy
Can. Clear golden color, white coca cola head. Watermelon aroma up front, and some citrus. Taste is fruity, sweet, subtle deg of sourness. Interesting.
Monday, May 30, 2016

JStax
2.6
Leinenkugels BeerGarten Tart
12 ounce bottle shared. The beer is a pale yellow with a white head of foam. I get some sweet fruity notes in the aroma, some skunk, some grain. In the taste I get more sweetness than anything. Tartness never comes through for me. Lighter in body with medium carbonation.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Leafs93
3.2
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit all the way, some faint grass as well. Taste is sweet with light citrus bitters. Light bodied, good carbonation and a crisp quick finish.
Monday, May 30, 2016

vikingguy
2
Leinenkugels Watermelon Shandy
Can. Lemon and watermelon aroma. Taste - wheaty funky watermelon and mild grassy hops. Blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 29, 2016

StefanSD
2.3
Leinenkugels Cranberry Ginger Shandy
12 oz bottle. Bought this single out of the markdown bin. Cloudy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma of berries. Taste is more berries which are very sweet plus some vegetable-like off flavors. The palate is light bordering on being watery. Finishes long and sweet. Overall: Tastes like a soda pop, or a flavored wine cooler, Iíd call this a chick drink.
Friday, May 27, 2016

DubCInjun
2.5
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy
A very generic orange-ish beer. Nothing special, but certainly drinkable. Taste has flavors of citrus, lemon, and zest.
Friday, May 27, 2016

zubblwump
4.2
Leinenkugels Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
2015 bottle. Smells really, really good right off the bat...mostly chocolate and coffee. Pours thin, but a nice dark, near black with a dark frothy head. Sweet up front with pleasant bitter undertones. Gets better as it warms. This is a well put together, classic Russian imperial stout. I like it a lot.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

jbuzz
2.9
Leinenkugels Wisconsin Red Pale Ale
Alcoholic aftertaste medium carbonation very nice hop flavor not strong or overdone aftertaste. Slightly bitter hop
Monday, May 23, 2016

theisti
3.4
Leinenkugels Grapefruit Shandy
12 oz twist off bottle at a friendís party. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a smallish white head that fizzles out quick. The aroma is straight-forward grapefruit juice soda, softly sweet and tart. The taste is very much grapefruit soda, though a fresh, clean and reasonable natural version. The palate is light bodied, high carbonation level and sweetly tart quick finish. Refreshing.
Monday, May 23, 2016