Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
A guaranteed find in the North Woods of Wisconsin! Pours a light yellow with minimal, white head and decent carbonation. Aroma is very grainy with a lot of corn and bitterness. Mouth is also slightly bitter. A lot of grain present with a slight fruitiness. Once again, a Wisconsin quintessential. wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a cup at Fenway Park. Pours clear light gold with a medium white head. Nose is grain, hops; flavor follows with slight bitterness. Medium body with good carbonation. For a ballpark beer, definitely better than Bud Light, but I wouldn’t drink it elsewhere.
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap to tick this one off. Watery with a tendency to get really bad as it warms. 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. rumproasts (5575) - 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.
ttoadee (1553) - 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 Lemke10 (993) - 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
crossovert (13730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Corn grits used apparently for "smoothness". Brewed with cluster... cmon cluster? kaser (6366) - 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 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.