Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,210
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 23.42%
Wants: 60
Gots: 761 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of BranfordBound
3.08/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Too sweet and the lemon is artificial. I'm not a huge fan of radlers but this one is pretty meh. Very soapy in the flavor, not digging it. Not sure why americans suck at making radlers...

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.79/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good riddler, but the lemon taste is a bit too strong. Prefer the Orange version

Photo of Mar3ware
4.11/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice for a summer beer that you can get practically anywhere now.

Photo of entenduintransit
4.22/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess some could see the massive lemon presence as a downside but I love it. Definitely not for everyone.

Photo of Damian
4.12/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. (0.355 L) can
Jun 0115
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for hooking me up with a bunch of the beers from Leinenkugel's Shandy Sampler Beer Variety Pack.

Super cloudy, pale straw yellow appearance. The beer was topped by an inch-tall crown that quickly quickly dropped to a thin ringlet.

The aroma was very lemony and pleasant, albeit rather one-dimensional. Fresh squeezed lemonade dominated. The lemon was very authentic and not at all artificial. Touch of crisp wheatiness. Moderately sweet. Bit of lemon rind as well.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but perhaps less sweet. Lemon notes dominated. Somewhat lemonade-like but with only a hint of sugar. Lots of bitter lemon peel. Wheaty and tart. The beer finished even more bitter with copious amounts of lemon rind. A hint of earthy hops appeared after the swallow.

Solid mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a crisp, sprightly effervescence. Smooth, fluffy and pillowy soft on the palate.

Call me a sucker for easy drinking, fruit-infused beers, because I think this one is incredibly tasty and enjoyable (and not too sweet, especially considering the style). As far as shandies go, this one is hard to beat.

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
2.27/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

If you enjoy the taste of Fruit Loops, then you will probably like this beer.

Photo of OldManMetal
3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This unfiltered wheat ale, brewed with honey and "natural lemonade flavor", is an attractive beer: its cloudy, pale-straw-colored body could be mistaken for lemonade, except for the giant creamy white head and thick swoops of lacing. Tart, mouth-watering lemonade completely dominates the nose; these citrus notes are the focus on the palate as well, but are less insistent, leaving some room for a nice light wheat backbone to show through. The finish is balanced, with a moderate citrus tartness that lingers awhile. The crisp citrus flavors, light creamy wheat body, lively carbonation and low ABV combine to make this an ace summertime lawn-mowing beer.

Photo of Anacross
3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasty and refreshing. Didn't expect much but I like it.

Photo of Foyle
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 2"+ white pillowy head that drops at a moderate rate leaving faint lacing. Very cloudy yellow color (pretty much like lemonade).

Aroma: strong lemonade aroma with a bready malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: very light and watery with a dry finish.

Flavor: lemon, light barley sweetness maybe a hint of hops in the finish.

Overall: decent for what it is. I would think that Fresca or Mt. Dew fans would enjoy this beer.

Photo of aussiebeer
1/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just a terrible terrible terrible taste

Photo of jakejacobs2545
1.26/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Way too fruity; beer or lemonade, not both.

Photo of Adamanton
1.64/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Like fruit loops and beer. Nope.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although it's an artificially flavored lemon, it is much better than the shock top shandy and all the rest of the shandys that are artificially flavored.

Photo of Bm1
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good taste for a summer day. Fruitful and crisp

Photo of Campodog
2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very lemony. It's got to be well over 100 F for me to touch this. Two gave me a fuzzy headache...

Photo of KLHBB
3.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The more I drink it, the more I like it. The sweet lemon is refreshing but doesn't put me in the mind of toilet bowl cleaners. A good mix of lemonade and wheat beer.

Photo of MadMike27
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best summer type beer around!

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.

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 3,210 ratings.