Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by archyquaffer:
3.56/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce longneck twisty cap into a Shaker pint glass. A moderate pour produces about 1/2 inch of creamy white head, which dissipates quickly but still coats the sides of the glass. I see myriad swirls of carbonation dimly through the hazy, yellowish-orange brew. The beer really looks like liquid lemon meringue pie.
I can definitely smell lemon with perhaps a bit of corn mash and a whiff of aromatic hops. Very distinct lemon taste on the tongue- it actually tastes like real lemon. Despite the fruity flavor, a light malt taste shines through, along with a kiss of earthy hops. The body is light, yet the mouth feel is creamy. I think maybe the beer could use more bitterness provided by some hops with a light citrusy character, which would compliment the lemon quite well.
This is about the best commercial shandy I've tried. I really like this as a lunch beer when the weather gets hot.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 03:11:15 | More by archyquaffer
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2.96/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
I had to try it after seeing commercials on it and people talk about how good it is. So I got a 12 pack at the store for $14 so I thought by that it would be good. Its a Lemonade flavored light beer but very disappointing. I thought it would taste like beer and Lemonade mixed but instead it tastes mainly of Lemonade with a slight hint of beer taste. I have tried other flavored beers such as Samuel Adams Blueberry beer and its right on. Its equal alcohol and blueberry taste. I will stick to plain, non flavored light beer. I recommend this beer to anyone who doesn't like the beer taste yet wants to drink a beer. I would drink this again as long as its free but I won't buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:10:01 | More by snitsky
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,559 ratings.