Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,066 | Reviews: 520 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
3.06/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance is really interesting - a bright, opaque yellow. There is about a finger-width of foamy head, but it disappears fairly quickly - typical for a citrus beer.
Smell is dominated by lemon, not much else going on there.
Taste is very tart and lemon. It is pretty pleasant for a warm day, but not much "beer" flavor.
Mouthfeel is nice, great amount of carbonation and a very dry finish. Very easy to drink.
Overall, this is my wife's favorite beer and I can see why - it is easy to drink and extremely refreshing. I also like that it isn't overly sweet. I'm more of a fan of subtle fruit beers, however, and the lemon is a bit overpowering for me.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2013 19:28:35 | More by Dave_in_GR
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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
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,066 ratings.