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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

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2,720 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,720
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 33
Gots: 320 | FT: 0
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 Freshie:
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2.23/5  rDev -29%

I was ignorant to the term shandy before picking this one up. An English friend of mine made me hip to it.

Pours a pale yellow and cloudy color with little head.

Smell is citric and not very beer like.

The lemonade flavoring is too strong and overpowers almost every aspect of actual beer. Which makes this taste more like a bad lemonade than a wheat beer.

Not sure where they are going with this one. I wanted a beer not a mike's ripoff.

07-18-2008 15:03:40 | More by Freshie
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

10-07-2012 15:58:14 | More by mojohawk21
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2.63/5  rDev -16.2%

Have had many times in bottles, cans, and on tap as well. I don't very much care for the look of this beer - pale yellow, opaque color, very cloudy. But not cloudy in a "hefeweizen" kind of way. The appearance is very murky - not extremely inviting. Lemons are all over the nose of this beer, and that's pretty much all you can smell. The main problem I have with the taste is that Summer Shandy doesn't taste like a beer infused and brewed with lemons and fruits - it takes like a half beer, half lemonade mixture, which MIGHT have been what the fellas and Leinenkugel's were aiming for, but it has too much of a "lemonade" flavor to really keep me coming back. I will say, however, that this is a very refreshing beer and can actually be enjoyable on a hot summer day after doing yard work. The mouth feel is nothing special, very thin, large amount of carbonation.

Overall, a cheap beer which isn't going to win any awards, however it can prove to be very refreshing and thirst-quenching on those hot spring/summer days.

09-25-2012 03:12:23 | More by tectactoe
Photo of brownbeer


3.4/5  rDev +8.3%

This time I had it on tap with sushi.

Cloudy yellow color.

A little banana and wheat with lemony overtones, subtle overall.

Taste is also subtle, the good thing is that the lemonade flavor and wheat beer taste are balanced.

Finishes light and smooth with a slight acidic bite.

Pair with spicy food or a lawnmower and you'll be fine.

08-09-2009 04:32:37 | More by brownbeer
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-08-2014 16:39:23 | More by npala86
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

07-06-2014 01:42:39 | More by Blown2bitz
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-18-2013 22:41:27 | More by tbryan5
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-16-2012 01:17:10 | More by J2L
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-07-2014 00:44:26 | More by GameOfBeers
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1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-15-2012 03:03:10 | More by Shakerman
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

11-12-2012 23:13:21 | More by dmheinz57
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4.03/5  rDev +28.3%

I had this beer for the first time this weekend. It was one of the most refreshing beers I've ever had. Not for the beer drinker who doesn't like a light, summery beer. I expected it to be lemony since it says on the bottle that it's "lemonade beer", and it definitely was. I couldn't taste much wheat, but there were very vague traces. I don't think Leinenkugel was going for a beer that should be sipped, and has many different tastes, and I don't think they had the beer aficionado in mind when brewing it. But they succeeded at what they were going for.

04-29-2008 06:30:17 | More by Straz85
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North Carolina

2.1/5  rDev -33.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Looks like grapefruit juice with a head. Color is murky yellow and pours with a decent white foamy head that quickly dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles and a white ring. Some very light lacing clings to the glass.

S: Lemonade. It comes through quite clearly. It mixes oddly with some light malts and some thing sharp and citrusy, perhaps hops. It's hard to tell through the lemons. Overall, it smells sort of 'fresh'.

T: Very first impression: Pledge furniture polish in a glass. Sharp and acidic, artificial and plastic. This just is not very impressive. The finish is just as bad with that "Pledge" taste lingering on forever.

M: I guess the flavors that are present do hold together well through the experience. Too bad it wasn't a better experience. Carbonation was about right - moderate and persistent.

D: This was really tough to get down. It's incredibly tough for me to pour something out but this was... tempting. I powered through it though and have to say that I wouldn't recommend this. To anyone.

05-29-2008 23:28:15 | More by SIRIUS2
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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

04-09-2014 15:05:18 | More by MikeC144
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

04-19-2013 04:15:44 | More by loose5682
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

06-29-2013 18:45:36 | More by markallmon
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-12-2012 15:00:19 | More by mhkirin
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-02-2014 21:17:05 | More by jonny1138
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

08-16-2012 13:24:15 | More by daveshawley
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3.35/5  rDev +6.7%

A pale, anemic-looking yellow color with a medium-sized white head. It had a citrus aroma, which seemed mainly lemon. Definite lemon taste, tiny bit sour. Fairly pleasant. I might have liked it more if I had been drinking it on a hot summer day, rather than the cold gray day that was present at the time.

03-26-2008 15:02:54 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-11-2014 05:37:47 | More by DaftPatrick
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

07-08-2014 02:14:36 | More by Kappakoosh
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

09-12-2012 00:11:31 | More by BK2084
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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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