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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,939
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 443 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

stumac, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Great summer beer

RJLarse, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of rowew
2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, same style as the rest of the Leinies logos. Bright yellow with a lemon, indecipherable date code.

Appearance: Cloudy and bright yellow, big head, nice retention.

Smell: Almost completely lemon, just a bit of a wheat hint as it warms up.

Taste: Again, almost all lemon. This tastes like a carbonated lemonade, with just a hint o beer in the finish.

Overall impression: Well, I haven't had any other beers of this style, so I don't have much to compare to. That being said, the beer is second stage here - this is an alcoholic lemonade with a bit of beer flavor in there if you really look for it.

rowew, May 12, 2008
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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PHBoiler, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

mikepcarney, Feb 22, 2013
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lovindahops, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

ucsbmullet, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

OKCNittany, Jan 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ChrisL24481, Jul 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

calcnerd, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.03/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: hazy light straw, minimal white head/lace.
S: lemons
T: tastes more like a lightly sweet artificial powdered lemonade than beer, but at least it's not super-sour or overly sweet.
M: thin, puckering, effervescent.
D: hard to finish one, unless i had a real hankering for lemonade. as far as lemonade goes, it's not terrible. as far as beer goes...

MrMcGibblets, Jun 23, 2010
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3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A can got left in my fridge so I thought I would try it.

This poured a very light and very cloudy yellow. It started with a nice head but that went away quickly.

The nose is strong tart lemonade. I like that when I drink lemonade. We shall see if it is good for beer...

Taste is pretty much lemonade. The finish is too dry for me; rather astringent. Lemon rind becomes apparent in the finish. This does not taste much like beer but more like carbonated lemonade.

daledeee, Jul 18, 2010
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2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy light amber with a very small white foamy head that diminished in a matter of seconds and had poor runny lacing.

The Aroma was light grain malt, a very mild grassy hop and a soapy yeast with a note of citrus (lemon).

The taste was kind of light and a little malty with a decent yeast presence throughout with the finish having a mild citrus taste towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a yeasty lemon taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a tad watery in texture with a somewhat lively carbonation.

Overall this was a brew with a refreshing citrus wheat flavor and an easy drinkability. It would make a good summertime brew for those who prefer a lighter beer…


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3/5  rDev -4.5%

cfinch2, Jul 12, 2012
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 2,939 ratings.