Leinenkugel Creamy Dark

Leinenkugel Creamy Dark

Rated 3.494 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Chippewa Falls, WI, United States

Style:  Dunkel / Dark Lager

4.9% Alcohol by Volume

19 International Bittering Units

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Available year-round and aged slowly. Leinenkugel's most award-winning beer has received 7 awards in American Dark Lagers (Bronze 2004, Gold 2002, Silver 200 World Beer Cup, Gold 2006, 2005, Silver 2002, Bronze 2004 Great American Beer Festival) and has the full, deep blackish-brown color of a stout without its bitterness. Don't let the color fool you. This is a tasty, smooth brew with a nutty, crisp finish, handcrafted since 1999 from a rich blend of six malts and Cascade, Cluster and Mt. Hood hops.

ID: 5102 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank3293
Overall Percentile92.9
Style Rank21 of 619
Style Percentile96.6
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.527
Weighted Score3.494
Standard Deviation0.517

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RANGERCG96 74 reviews
rated 4.2 15 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

Leinenkugel has done it again, every one i have tried, I have been impressed with. This creamy dark is just that, creamy and dark, poured dark with a nice creamy head, not to big. Sweet taste, these you can drink one after the other.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This pours dark black. Big foamy light head that is a tan color. Pretty good amount of lacing present. Aroma is pretty weak, just a roasted scent. The mouthfeel is thin. The flavor is just weak flavored with a slight bitterness to the aftertaste. Its after taste is very dry.

  • CYBERCAT 9586 reviews
    rated 3.2 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a warm, dark, semi-transparent brown with a nice thick light tan head that hangs around for a bit and leaves just a little lacing. Aroma has licorice, unsweet chocolate and miso notes plus a hint of molasses. Flavor seems a bit on the thin side, smoky with woody, unsweet chocolate and licorice notes, not great but still pleasing. Maybe this was from not the best batch, or it’s better on-tap. Texture has average body and above-average fizz. Overall, decent if not great, and worth a try.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 2.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A dark brown color with a small white head. A faint chocolate and nutmeg aroma up in da nose. Flavor contains some chocolate, some redi whip, and caramel. This like amber bock except slightly sweeter. Overall it will do but not great.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Probably the strongest offering from Leiny's. It looks good, smells decent, and tastes good. It's a good version of a classic German style and probably as good as most German versions I have tried.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pour is dark brown with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Not much in the aroma department--some roastiness is about all I detect. A little thin but with a slightly creamy texture. Flavors of roasted malts (a touch burnt), nuts and a bit of sweetness. Not great but good for a bargain beer and a good gateway beer for BMC drinkers.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Not a fan of this company, but this is a decent beer. Flavors of roasted coffee, with a hint of nuts, and fruit. Creamy and smooth, not as heavy as you would think by looking. Overall its the best beer by Leinenkugel that I have tried. --Review #1000!!

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Very dark brown/amber mixed with a deep ruby color. Clear. Had only the slightest off white head that had decent retention and ok lacing. The head settled to a respectable film. Some caramel malt in the nose. Some roasted malt. Picked up a miniscule amount of coffee bean. Molasses even. Biscuit aromas pick up as the beer warms. Roasted or toasty malt at first with the taste. The caramel is not as present. Getting more of a raisin flavor and also some grain. Even a slight bit of coffee. Medium mouthfeel and mostly dry. Coats the throat and tongue modestly. Smooth and creamy. This beer isn't bad. Decent little change. The brew looked and smelled good enough. Might be more of an enty level dark beer for people looking to expand their horizons. I could drink a few of these for sure.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark tea brown with a thin creamy head and nice lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of slightly toasted malts, slight amount of chocolate and hops. Taste is smooth with a decent malty base, toasted malts and a little bittersweet chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a slight sourness.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    a surprisingly good, roasty, brew...from a fairly unimpressive brewery. i'd recomend this one to anyone looking for a good, dark beer on the lighter side.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    The aroma is was clean with hint of roasted hops and chocolate. The appearance is a dark amber color that has some red with a white, lacy head that lasts. The mouthfeel is well-balanced and complex. The flavor is of roasted hops and chocolate with a smooth aftertaste that stalls for a moment as you swallow it and turns to some sourness. This is a premium dunkel that is worth a try and is remarkablely light but not too much and is very smooth and sweet. Decent Leiny product for the most part.

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