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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,544
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 238 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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Jordy777

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 03:21:09 | More by Jordy777
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samie85

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy dark urine color with two fingers of white head.

Smells of strong lemon pledge and lemon rind.

Wheat and lemon rind with some light bitterness on the finish.

Light-bodied with crisp carbonation and a tart, drying finish.

I can definitely see the appeal of this one, it's just not my thing. I'm not sure how traditional this "shandy" is anyways.

Serving type: can

04-11-2012 23:32:00 | More by samie85
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cfinch2

Virginia

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-12-2012 14:23:56 | More by cfinch2
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-22-2012 00:49:25 | More by tdmccarthy
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

11-26-2012 08:09:56 | More by Braz
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-08-2012 20:12:23 | More by CWhite
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

11-24-2012 00:30:37 | More by hockeyfighter19
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale, cloudy yellow. Like Hoegaarden. Not as much foam, but good lacing.

Smell: Lemon with an earthy lemongrass aroma as well. I would like this a bit stronger though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Summer Shandy lives up to its billing as a mixture of lemonade and beer. I know they serve stuff like this in Germany, particularly in the Munich area. I have to say I find the taste quite pleasant and detect an acceptable amount of malt as well in the finish. I worried this would taste like Sprite. I'm glad to be wrong.

Drinkability: Hey, it's lemonade.

Overall: It's not the greatest beer in the planet. But really? Is that the point with Summer Shandy? No. It's meant to be a refreshing SUMMER SHANDY. On those grounds I give this beer a positive review.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 00:53:31 | More by tjsdomer2
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pint glass: presents very nicely, straw gold color with nice density and bright white head that lingers.

Smell is lemony, nearly lemonadey, almost too much so, but its refreshing; hints of wheat malt are there but feint.

Taste is almost exactly lemondade, tough to call this a beer but there is some malt/wheat flavors there.

Mouthfeel is slightly puckering heavy on the tongue in terms of sweetness, but dries in the finish.

Overall, this a suprisingly decent beer for the style attempt; if you have had shandies they are sweet and slightly malt; this nearly passes for fanta, i'd drink some after a long bike ride or day in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 23:37:41 | More by mvanaskie13
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stumac

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-11-2013 20:13:32 | More by stumac
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

05-01-2012 03:15:17 | More by JimGlonke
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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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Ralphs66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-05-2013 22:33:38 | More by Ralphs66
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-06-2013 03:44:19 | More by Troville1990
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therica

Maryland

2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A= pours a medium-yellow, very densely hazed almost like a good weizen except that it's more like the chemical citrus powder used in some cheap fruit-beverages. Lots of foaming carbonation causing more of a volcanic foam than a true head.

S= biting on the nose, huge whiffs of fake lemon scent like Lemon Pledge furniture polish.

T= fake lemon taste, sour powdered-citric acid bite, something that might actually be hops bite but more likely citric-acid chemical-bite.

M= sour like a LemonHeads candy disguising what seems to be the lingering taste of a really cheap bargain-barrel quality beer.

D= my stomach couldn't handle even half a bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2008 13:57:30 | More by therica
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Sweffin

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-26-2013 03:53:40 | More by Sweffin
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you're drinking this you know it's a shandy as clearly stated on the label summer shandy. Smell is lemony certainly. Refreshing. Taste is lightly malty wheat beer with a refreshing dose of lightly tart lemonade. It's just about right for sweetness in terms of the lemonade flavor. I wouldn't want more than a couple, but it's one of the better flavored mass produced beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 21:29:44 | More by JackieTH
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

07-19-2014 05:35:00 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-10-2013 03:42:04 | More by EBeckett3
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GFD400

New York

2/5  rDev -36.3%

08-30-2012 18:28:09 | More by GFD400
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gillagorilla

Maryland

2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: A hazy blonde, that is quite cloudy. Not a very pleasing color.

S: Just kind of like a yeasty, sweet smelling "beer", but that is it. It is a very flat smell.

T: Slightly sweet with just a tinge of lemon in there. There is the standard beer taste in there but it is very flat and mild.

M: Almost no carbonation, with a barely perceptible bit of it at the end in the form of a few light tiny bubbles that seems to just brush your tongue like a feather.

O: I got this after trying Fentiman's Shandy, which I got because I had heard of this Shandy and looked up the style. Fentiman's is sweet and tastes almost like a cola, but this is more towards the beer and lemon side of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 03:14:31 | More by gillagorilla
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-17-2012 21:36:23 | More by NilocRellim
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer screams summer to me, a lemon shandy.. the best appearance for a beer on a very hot summer day in my opinion.

S: Lemons, lemons and more lemons. faint lemon rind smell.

T: Tart at first, then mellows out almost like a lemonhead candy. wonderfully tasty and quenching when its miserable hot out.

M: Thin and crisp, yep.

O: Session friendly. Kicked many of these back in college.. great beer for chilling around the house/pool/lake on a nice Michigan summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 02:45:50 | More by Drk93TT
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

11-08-2013 01:49:06 | More by JamieDuncan
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +27.4%

10-04-2012 16:34:11 | More by djre4orm
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,544 ratings.