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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

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Ratings: 2,694
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 31
Gots: 307 | 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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New York

2/5  rDev -36.3%

08-30-2012 18:28:09 | More by GFD400
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-13-2012 15:44:02 | More by braican
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3.98/5  rDev +26.8%

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.

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

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

1.3/5  rDev -58.6%

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

08-06-2007 04:32:07 | More by sleazo
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-06-2013 03:44:19 | More by Troville1990
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3.84/5  rDev +22.3%

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.

05-13-2012 02:45:50 | More by Drk93TT
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2014 14:33:43 | More by jjd315
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-16-2014 14:22:54 | More by KeyWestGator
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

07-19-2014 05:35:00 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-08-2014 13:51:55 | More by Modernrickk
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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.

09-12-2008 13:57:30 | More by therica
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-07-2013 03:14:17 | More by NYR_Rob
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3.48/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-10-2013 03:42:04 | More by EBeckett3
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-17-2012 21:36:23 | More by NilocRellim
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

10-09-2012 18:05:03 | More by Kyrojack
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-22-2012 22:35:33 | More by justinm4bama
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

10-04-2012 16:34:11 | More by djre4orm
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-12-2013 01:59:57 | More by Tschnab
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3.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Hazy lemon yellow brew. Pours about a finger of white foam which is gone pretty quickly. Weak lace which quickly returns to liquid.

Bright citrus and wheat aroma.

Solid wheat backbone, bread-like and smooth. Then the lemon comes in and dominates the rest of the drink. I can't really detect any hops over the lemon flavor. Not terrible just too much.

Light to medium body. Lively bubbles. Smooth mid-drink and crisp from the lemon. Easy drinking.

This stuff is ok. Too much emphasis on the lemon. Would make a good summer session beer though.

05-28-2011 18:29:51 | More by bnes09
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

06-25-2013 22:18:02 | More by drbenderdo
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3.03/5  rDev -3.5%

12oz can poured into a pint glass.
A: Cloudy lemonade yellow. Short head that dissipates quickly.
S: Smells like dried lemonade mix.
T: Tastes more like lemonade than beer. I haven't had a Mike's in a while but would be curious to drink one side by side with this. A bit of caramel malt on the finish.
M: Nice, light, crispy.
O: Overall it's better than the sum of its parts. Not a complex or traditional beer, but a tasty summer drink.

06-20-2011 12:29:24 | More by ONUMello
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-03-2013 19:12:55 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

03-20-2013 13:55:21 | More by gpawned
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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