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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,507
Reviews: 552
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 226 | FT: 0
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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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brentterry85

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

05-13-2013 11:37:28 | More by brentterry85
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jordaan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

09-15-2012 23:20:03 | More by jordaan
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a wonderful beer for summer. The appearance is wonder. The smell is exceptional. Taste is so wonderful. Very Lemonony and beer taste rolled into one. Mouthful is the same. Drinkability is so exceptional. I could drink this beer all day long. I crave this beer

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 00:47:44 | More by yuenglingfan101
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davidaubrey

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this beer into a Hoegaarden Pint glass. There was little lacing, which immediately dissipated.

Flavor is mild and sweet. The flavor of a weiss beer immediately floods the palate. The lemon flavor is strong and sour. High marks for refreshment.

The aftertaste is all lemonade.

I just moved back to Illinois from California this summer. As such, I had know of the Leinenkugel beers, but had not tried any of them.

I was immediately thrilled to see that they a beer shandy. My college internship was in Windhoek, Namibia. There I spent many summer nights with my teammates enjoying Zebra, Sprinbok, & beer shandies.

Kudos to Leinies for bringing an unique beer flavor to the market. I enjoyed it with a little nostolgia & while listening to Paul Simon's "Graceland" album.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 04:35:02 | More by davidaubrey
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Miykael

Nebraska

4.69/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Never heard of this beer until I moved to Omaha. Some guests left it behind at my hotel so I decided to try it. My first drink made me smile. It was not what I expected when drinking a beer. The bubbles reminded me of a soda pop, lemon and orange. Easy to drink. Found just in time to kick off summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:19:57 | More by Miykael
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chadj19

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +49%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent summer Beer. Hint of Lemonade and Orange flavor with hoppy aftertones. Not a beer for the winter. But the hot 90° summer days, there is not much better!It is very easy to drink. The color is a nice cloudy yellow with a 1" white foam head. Out of the Leinies summer brews this is right behind the Sunset Wheat for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 21:59:23 | More by chadj19
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isualum12

Idaho

4.65/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer this past weekend at Boise Beer Festival in Boise Idaho. I ended up having several of these over a few hours time. This beer was one of the most popular beers of the 200+ beers at the event. It was hot out so take that in count...

Appearance- hazy foggy yellow.
Smell-Lemon and hops
taste- Lemon and lots of citrus. there is a little hop showing in there as well.
mouthfeel- smooth lite and refreshing. It was creamy on a little level.
Overall- HEAVEN on a hot day. Seriously loved this beer...

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2011 20:32:04 | More by isualum12
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sneakymagician

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six pack of this a few years ago. I polished off 5 bottles in 25 minutes, before I realized how much I had. This stuff is evil! I've sworn it off.

It goes down too easily. It's best to skip it, if you're thirsty. It tastes more like lemonade, than a beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 18:38:00 | More by sneakymagician
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BobatHTBN

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. Very refreshing. Lemonade is nice complement to the wheat. I could drink several of these on a hot summer afternoon or evening.

I would recommend that you try it. I think many of the reviews just missed the point of this beer.

My wife says it has a beautiful color (lemondrop). Very nice head. Lemon smell. Wheat beer initial flavor and nice lemonade finish.

Keep in mind that the kind of glass you use does make a difference in head, head retention, how it releases the aroma and ultimately how much you will enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 08:45:38 | More by BobatHTBN
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RickS95

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer by mistake, and I'm very glad I did. I've had shandies from overseas before, but this was the first I've had that used lemonade instead of ginger ale or Sprite.

On a hot summer day, you can't beat this drink. It is extremely refreshing, not a heavy beer at all. This is what you'll want to grab after cutting the grass or playing 18 holes of golf.

There is a strong flavor of lemon in the nose. Mouthfeel is very crisp, but not even slightly bitter. In the finish, there is a strong punch of lemon, but not so overpowering that you forget you're having a beer.

This beer will remain in my fridge until they stop making it.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 17:11:33 | More by RickS95
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JoLight

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a hazy, almost solid yellow, leaning slightly to an orange touch. The head is stark white and retains pretty well.

For the aroma, it smells of lemons, and a tad bit of malt (wheat, maybe?). Hop presence is just slightly noticeable, but it's hard to tell with the straight-forward lemon/citrus aroma.

The taste is primarily lemon zest, with some small sweetness, and a tiny backbone of malt- which to me, is hard to distinguish between barley and wheat. A nice balance, I suppose. Just bready and lemony.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side of light, and the light side of medium. You really get a bite from the carbonation and the lemon zest.

Overall, this is one of the most refreshing beers I've ever had, and I suggest giving it a try, especially if you like citrusy beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2012 01:45:47 | More by JoLight
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

10-07-2012 15:58:14 | More by mojohawk21
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loose5682

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

04-19-2013 04:15:44 | More by loose5682
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stewie814

California

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

07-01-2014 08:52:30 | More by stewie814
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KevBearcat529

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

05-01-2012 03:20:27 | More by KevBearcat529
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muldermj


4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

03-03-2012 20:39:11 | More by muldermj
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Keegan

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

05-17-2012 17:57:56 | More by Keegan
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

01-24-2012 13:25:37 | More by sgttibbs
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Moosecocka


4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

06-27-2014 06:16:34 | More by Moosecocka
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broller


4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

08-23-2012 07:15:20 | More by broller
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beerloverbeerlover


4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

03-20-2012 19:42:12 | More by beerloverbeerlover
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kahjdfh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this as part of a six pack mixer from Liberty Street Tavern. Great beer for a hot and humid summer day. It had a nice cloudy yellow pour. Had a nice head of foam with a nice lemon scent. The first taste had pleasantly sweetness to it but finished with a nice slightly bitter lemon. One of the better fruit beers I have had.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 01:08:35 | More by kahjdfh
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Frostyglass

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

07-27-2012 23:13:22 | More by Frostyglass
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bdridge

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

07-12-2012 18:49:43 | More by bdridge
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jumc


4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

07-03-2012 13:29:30 | More by jumc
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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