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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

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Ratings: 2083
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 23.64%

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
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3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A: Pours to a hazy and yellow color. Not much head.

S: A noticeable hit of lemons. A beer smell is lingering behind the lemons but the lemon dominates.

T: I enjoyed the taste. My friends and I joke that this is the Arnold Palmer of beers. It has a straight-forward taste of lemonade and is accompanied by beer. The lemonade dominates the taste.

M: Crisp and refreshing. Fairly carbonated.

Overall this is a beer that I grab on a hot summer day. It goes down easy and really satisfies your thirst. My only complaint is that it is a bit too sweet. Drinkers who do not like flavored beers should avoid this.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 02:45:33 | More by Chiefy770
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-24-2014 21:59:07 | More by visualmartyr
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

04-24-2014 16:18:17 | More by Mxsluis
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2.56/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: cloudy, hazy, light (slightly golden) yellow color, white head

Smell: lemon, citrus, grass, earthy

Taste: Sweet, citrus, lemon, vanilla, somewhat artificial flavors (doesn't seem authentic)

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation that overpowers a lot of the flavors (but not necessarily a bad thing)

Overall: Decent for a hot summer day, but does not have any outstanding qualities or attributes

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 00:29:33 | More by sonnens4
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-23-2014 23:57:57 | More by Soto
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

04-23-2014 18:12:49 | More by JOldewurtel
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3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is probably my favorite summer beer. You can smell the lemon and citrus scents as soon as you get your nose near this beer. It tastes refreshing as soon as the beer touches your lips. Afterwards, you are left with a lemon taste in your mouth that is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 14:38:06 | More by phartman133
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-23-2014 00:23:25 | More by Keith_Borlick
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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

04-22-2014 23:39:49 | More by jbravo79
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North Carolina

3.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is what it is:

Beer and Lemonade.

I personally wish it went a little more toward the lemon side. I have a soft spot in my heart for fruit beers, a fresh strawberry lager and raspberry porter being my introduction to the style.

This is a great session beer for a summer day. It's light and refreshing.

I'll skip the usual deep analysis: You'll taste wheat and lemonade. It's good.

Definitely take it easy, as you can down 3-4 without even knowing you consumed them.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 16:02:47 | More by sagefool
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-21-2014 16:28:56 | More by Ludy
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-21-2014 16:05:34 | More by ralerwen
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

04-21-2014 16:03:51 | More by cwd
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-21-2014 15:16:45 | More by skubas86
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3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A yellow golden color that is not completely clear. Very small and thin head.

Smell: Clear lemon smell with a slight floral scent. Overall, I really smell the lemons mainly.

Taste: Very tart and refreshing beer. Has a sweet lemon taste and is enjoyable as a summer beer. Pretty decent beer but I feel like this is almost a beer made for non beer drinkers.

Overall: It is a fun beer to drink during the summer due to how refreshing and light it is. I would not be able to drink a lot of it but having a bottle every once in a while I can see myself doing.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 12:59:37 | More by hoffhin2
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-20-2014 20:36:51 | More by tkdchampxi
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

04-20-2014 19:23:09 | More by lswilma
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-19-2014 22:49:46 | More by njbusa
Photo of Ohiolager


2.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. Freshness date painted on bottle neck.

Pours a hazy yellow color. A two finger white head that fizzles away pretty quickly. Leaving little to no lacing.

The aroma is wheaty, and lots of lemons with a touch of honey. The lemon smell is clean, doesn't smell fake or pectin based.

Taste follows the nose. A light wheaty taste, followed by a splash of lemons with a light touch of honey. Good and refreshing.

Mouth feel is light but not watery. Crisp, well carbonated and a light lemon tang will stick around for a while. Not too dry and not a tad bit bitter.

Overall not bad, just not my type of beer. Its crisp, clean and refreshing and i bet better on a hot summer day. However its mid April, not summer and this is already released? Whats next Oktoberfest in August? Anyway back on point, Hot day or not i would rather have a traditional Hefe over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 05:23:47 | More by Ohiolager
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-18-2014 18:51:45 | More by memphisjet
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-18-2014 17:23:47 | More by JJMSpartan
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-18-2014 03:42:16 | More by Bstrickler
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +27.8%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-17-2014 19:32:04 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-17-2014 19:26:23 | More by SkinniePost
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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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