Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.78/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
04-11-2012 23:32:00 | More by samie85
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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