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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,511
Reviews: 552
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 227 | 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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pabstsmear

New Hampshire

1.23/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I purchased this beer in a limited edition case of their seasonal beers. This brew looks like lemonade when poured into a glass with a trace of carbonation. It smells like lemonade, but tastes like lemon furniture polish. I'll save the rest for my brother in-law when he visits...he'll drink anything

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 21:17:26 | More by pabstsmear
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Shakerman

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-15-2012 03:03:10 | More by Shakerman
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blknikon

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-08-2013 00:11:02 | More by blknikon
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

11-22-2013 22:04:06 | More by Enriquehopnog
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Skibum211

Vermont

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

09-28-2013 21:18:41 | More by Skibum211
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ErieBeerMan

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

07-22-2013 00:42:14 | More by ErieBeerMan
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Bpc24


1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

07-07-2014 05:30:26 | More by Bpc24
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Mikexw

New York

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

04-08-2014 15:18:44 | More by Mikexw
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-26-2013 11:48:40 | More by Rifugium
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hustlesworth

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A- murky lemon yellow. bif foaming white head fizzles down fast with some spots of lace left behind. little bits of yeast float about in the brew.

S- lemon candy and dish soap with no other detectable aromas.

T- artificial and medicinal, lemon soap, some plain white bread in the finish with an unpleasant aftertaste.

MF- thin, fizzy, and starchy feeling. not all that refreshing due to the strange flavor.

D- i've made my own radlers by mixing home made lemonade with a good german beer, but this is undrinkable for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 06:38:22 | More by hustlesworth
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AgentZero

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A - A hazy yellow color with a big white head, no lacing.

S - Smells like someone pissed in some lemonade. Seriously, that's what it smells like. Truly horrible skunked lemon and malts.

T - This is one of the all-time worst beers I have ever tasted. Disgusting, tastes like fizzy lemonade that has gone bad with a little bit of malt in it. I actually think I'd rather have a wine cooler.

M - A bit watery, and way carbonated. I don't know that it's super bad, but it's sure not adding anything to the experience.

D - It tastes so repulsive I couldn't get more than about a quarter of the way through it, and I really tried.

Serving type: can

07-20-2010 21:22:40 | More by AgentZero
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Faro

Minnesota

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This sounded good on paper. Lemonade, meet a wheat beer. Well, if they had used a decent lemonade and a mediocre wheat beer then maybe they would have had something. All this is, is a sickly, sweet mess on top of a less than mediocre wheat beer. Yuck.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 04:40:42 | More by Faro
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khargro2

Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

01-11-2012 19:41:13 | More by khargro2
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mhaugo

California

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

12-10-2011 16:49:01 | More by mhaugo
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littlemissbeercrazy


1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

12-29-2012 04:22:33 | More by littlemissbeercrazy
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nineworldseries

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

06-02-2013 23:57:27 | More by nineworldseries
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pacino77

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-10-2013 19:07:24 | More by pacino77
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J_Beloved

Indiana

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

07-18-2012 02:41:33 | More by J_Beloved
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Twpsyn

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-07-2014 23:09:36 | More by Twpsyn
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FIN

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

06-01-2014 13:42:04 | More by FIN
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Srive009

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

05-18-2013 23:25:29 | More by Srive009
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sleazo

New York

1.3/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This sounded like a good idea after a sweltering hot Cubs game. Little did I know that I was wrong. This comes straight at you with an artificial lemon scent and taste. This "lemon" taste masks any traces of malt or hops. A real Shandy is refreshing, this tastes more like Mr Clean. mouthfeel was light. I didn't finish this one.

I would recommend mixing fresh squeezed lemonade with a decent lager. This is more like a Smiroff ice type artificial tasting malternative

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2007 04:32:07 | More by sleazo
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.38/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

What have I gotten myself into here. I am no where near a fan of this beer, but I had one sitting in the fridge and in the sake of fairness had to give it a try. Served as cold as I could, and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 11/10/2008.

The pour was, well pathetic. An almost clear liquid coming forward with only the slightest bit of a tint toward the pale golden color. Lots of carbonation here was readily apparent as it just ripped toward the surface like seltzer water. A decent head formed on the pour, but then fell back as things started to drag on.

The aroma was a step above horrible for me. Nothing here but a terrible artificial lemon smell that was light, and at the same time sickingly sweet. The flavor was even worse though. This was one of those that I literally gagged on when I took a sip. Cheap, like a bad sprite. There was just way too much carbonation that made it feel even lighter then it was, which was saying a lot. But the flavor lacked any real depth, no character to it at all. Just a light grain, malt beverage that was overloaded with too much lemon.

Utterly a wreck, this one ended in a drain pour, which I seriously hate to do. This may actually only be like my second drain pour, it was just that bad. In the future I would not make this mistake again.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 11:53:44 | More by mikesgroove
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PorterLambic

Florida

1.45/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My nephew thought I would love this brew since I'm such a fan of beer and lemonade.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with an off-white head. Retention is poor, dropping to a thin film very quickly. No yeast noticeable or any indication of bottle-conditioning to explain the haziness.
Smell is forceful, all lemon meringue pie and lemon peel with a whiff of floral. Not much in the way of balance but with this style I wasn't expecting too much here. All scents are completely artificial.
Taste is even more forceful and completely artificial in nature. All lemon pledge with faint floral hops. Nothing else.
Light bodied, medium effervescence. Slightly oily texture. There is nothing in this beer to indicate it is a beer. It seems to be more of a lab experiment that some uneducated person or persons thought might pass as a beer. They were so wrong. Can't see the attraction to this one. Not refreshing at all. Gave the rest of the bottle, nearly 8 oz., to someone who wanted it.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 21:23:14 | More by PorterLambic
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bsp77

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into clear plastic cup.

Appearance: Opaque light yellow with almost no head.

Smell: Sweet lemonade, slight wheat malt.

Taste: Tastes like bad lemonade with some bad wheat beer thrown in.

Feel: High tingly carbonation, thin body. Does not feel like beer.

Drinkability: Wretched. Either give me a lemonade or give me a beer. Just not this.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 01:10:04 | More by bsp77
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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