Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,217
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 23.42%
Wants: 60
Gots: 769 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 3,217 | Reviews: 676
Photo of CMG-PSU
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Obviously it's lemony. Perfect for a hot day - my reward after mowing the lawn! only complaint is the lemon flavor is a little chemically on the palette. Tastes a little like lemon "pledge" smells.
Avoid cans - bottle is noticeably better

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is ok. I don't think it's as bad as others say. It is probably a little too sweet, but I think that's just the style. It tastes a lot like Beer-Minade. It's not a traditional beer, but it's still nice for a hot summer day.

Photo of Little_Miss_Necromancer
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Epitome of a refreshing beer. Great for a hot day. Wouldn't drink a bunch of these, however.

Photo of Justinwreed
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Refreshing. Great for hot, sunny days.

Photo of mlockman
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not terrible, might say "yes" if offered it again, but I certainly wouldn't choose it for myself.

Photo of spagel1919
3.7/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great, easy drinking summer beer. Usually not a big fan of overbearing fruit taste, but while the lemon is dominant, it works.

Photo of Bergie_33_ND
4.92/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Great taste and the perfect summertime beer.

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty decent shandy - used to like this way more than I do now. Maybe because I'm more into pale ales and IPAs now. If you're looking for refreshment though this is a solid one to pick up.

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.38/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a good summer beer. Complex? No. It basically tastes like lemonade. But, there is just enough beer flavor to balance it out and it is very refreshing in the summer heat. Great for cookouts or working in the yard.

Photo of Michael386
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tounge feels like I just sucked on a lemon. Heartburn like crazy. Lay off the lemon zest

Photo of tanzorbarbarian
4.19/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fruity with a wheaty aftertaste. Lemon up front with a grainy/malty aftertaste. Nothing robust, just good flavor. Good relaxing shandy.

Photo of barczar
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is very lemony and wheaty, with soft floral highlights and a grainy malt backbone.

Flavor reveals lemon underlying a wheat and bready malt backbone. Not as tart as lemonade, but more lemon essence focus. The backbone is somewhat watery.

Photo of K-Dog
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer to drink for any out door summer activities. Tastes like lemonade.

Photo of jancona
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells of lemon meringue - crisp lemon and light wheat flavor. Great summer brew.

Photo of Liviebird
4.08/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like the lemon aftertaste. Looking forward to trying the berry

Photo of BeerConny
4.27/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Superb alternative to bud light lime. Tastes like fresh squeezed lemons mixed with beer. If you like Shandys then you'll like this.

Photo of OBeerdon
4.02/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Very strong on the lemon flavor.

Photo of Bengal1022
4.15/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Easy going. Lacks body. Too fruity in the beginning.

Photo of RCLOHR267
1.96/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Just your typical lemon shandy.

Photo of SleepyHorse
4.71/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a tasty summer beer.

Photo of Ohpl8s
2.41/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Ok beer. Great for hot days

Photo of FalloutDUDE666
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Great for a few beers on a summer day or if you're just looking to kill a 12 pack.

Photo of rjp217
1.87/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Lemonade with a side of heartburn

Photo of austin94x
3.52/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Summer party beer for sure! IMO the INITIAL taste of the lemon doesn't taste the greatest (not bad) with me. After taste is good.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hands down the best shandy I've had. Smooth, easy drinking, refreshing and flavorful. Just fine on a hot afternoon. Ignore the poor ratings this one gets. If Founders or Bells or Sierra Nevada or whomever brewed the same beer people would love it.

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 3,217 ratings.