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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

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Ratings: 2077
Reviews: 522
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 PaleAlien2:
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PaleAlien2

Nebraska

3.55/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Looks, smells and tastes like some strange beer/lemonade hybrid.

Has a cloudy, almost milky appearance. Nice white head with good retention.

I didn't think I would like this one, I haven't had good experiences in the past with fruit "enhanced" beers--see Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic. But I really enjoyed the bottle I had. Maybe it had something to do with the weather; I drank it on a 94-degree day with typical Midwest humidity. Not sure if it's more like lemonade-flavored beer or beer-flavored lemonade, but it is seriously refreshing after mowing the lawn.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 02:13:17 | More by PaleAlien2
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Keith_Borlick

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-23-2014 00:23:25 | More by Keith_Borlick
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jbravo79

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

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

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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Ludy

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-21-2014 16:28:56 | More by Ludy
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ralerwen

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-21-2014 16:05:34 | More by ralerwen
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cwd

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

04-21-2014 16:03:51 | More by cwd
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skubas86

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-21-2014 15:16:45 | More by skubas86
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hoffhin2

Michigan

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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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-20-2014 20:36:51 | More by tkdchampxi
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lswilma

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

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

Ohio

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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memphisjet

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-18-2014 18:51:45 | More by memphisjet
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JJMSpartan


3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-18-2014 17:23:47 | More by JJMSpartan
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Bstrickler

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +27.8%

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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-17-2014 19:32:04 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-17-2014 19:26:23 | More by SkinniePost
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Sebas

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

04-16-2014 22:54:34 | More by Sebas
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axxe

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-16-2014 21:20:37 | More by axxe
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AmishLightning

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

04-16-2014 02:31:27 | More by AmishLightning
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mwc716

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-15-2014 23:11:10 | More by mwc716
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Jhoana_Rojo


4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

04-12-2014 21:52:06 | More by Jhoana_Rojo
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

04-12-2014 18:08:10 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,077 ratings.