Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.5/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a cloudy yellow with dense fast fading white head and spotty lacing. Smell: lemonade. Taste: highly carbonated lemonade with a touch of wheat. Mouthfeel: carbonated lemonade. There's not much here to suggest that this is a beer rather than a less sweet malternative. Doesn't stand up to other pale wheats I've tried, even though this is certainly refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2008 03:20:28 | More by babaracas
2.51/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 fl oz aluminum can acquired as part of a variety box at Von's grocery and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the brewery.
Served cold, straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a five finger wide head of beige colour. Fair creaminess. Nice thickness. Okay frothiness. Retention is good - about 6+ minutes. No real lacing as the head recedes.
Body colour is a murky cloudy dull yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Overall, it's not looking good at all. Kind of crappy, to be honest.
Sm: Fake lemon zest. Artificial fruit esters. Sugary syrupy fruity crap. Clean malts. Just artificial through and through; not really appealing.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. An aroma of moderate to somewhat high strength.
T: Artificial lemon zest. Sugars. Light somewhat complementary floral hops. Pale malts. Clean barley. Imbalanced and overly sweet. Neither complex nor subtle. Feels like generic mass-produced crap.
No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Duration, intensity, and depth of flavour are lackluster.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Sugary texture leaves it a bit coarse. Overcarbonated. Lacks depth. Poor presence on the palate. Doesn't really suit the flavour all that well. Comes off artificial.
Dr: Drinkable, sure. But poorly executed. I wouldn't pay for it again, but I doubt I'd refrain from grabbing one from the cooler at a summertime party. It's bad, but downable. Best enjoyed without expectations that it'll be a beer. More of a garbage radler that you recognize is bad but drink for vague refreshment and tame inebriation. Meh.
Serving type: can
07-11-2013 05:07:52 | More by kojevergas
2.53/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It is beer that borders with kemonade. Teenagers would like it. It has wierd aftertaste that possible only with US made food chemicals. The idea is mix Real lemonade with Real Wheat beer. When brewed in Midwest as one unit it turned into chemical wierdness.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2014 00:10:02 | More by obninsk23
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.