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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,703
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 31
Gots: 313 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-02-2012 22:36:23 | More by Thecasehead
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-02-2012 22:19:55 | More by matt1011025a
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

08-02-2012 22:16:39 | More by Trevormcraig
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3.43/5  rDev +9.2%

I tried this on-tap at a small local bar in Janesville, WI. This summer seasonal pours a hazy pale yellow color with a foamy white head. Mild scent of lemons and straw. Smooth lemony flavor with cheap straw grains. A little too watery but still a great refreshing drink for a hot summer day.

08-02-2012 20:01:37 | More by Lemke10
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-01-2012 22:12:18 | More by klipper
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-01-2012 20:53:46 | More by Jfowler05
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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

08-01-2012 02:57:15 | More by Rmatuszak2
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

08-01-2012 02:13:55 | More by sanitarium16
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2.98/5  rDev -5.1%

A- Cloudy grapefruit juice looking body with a frothy bone white head.

S- Lemonade definitely comes through along with a sweet malt note.

T- The sweet lemonade taste hits immediately, but last briefly, followed by an extremely faint malt note. Aftertaste is like lemonade made with dirty water.

M- Crisp with high carbonation. Very thin body.

O- One of my wife's friends left this and I figured I would give it a try for the review. Actually better than I expected, but I didn't expect much. Passable as an outdoor summer beer.

08-01-2012 00:26:08 | More by stephenjmoore
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-31-2012 18:39:35 | More by terradactle
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-31-2012 07:08:02 | More by IdrinkGas
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2.2/5  rDev -29.9%

Best by 20SEP12

Pours yellow and diaphanous with a etched white surface. Some spotty residuals on the rim. Smells like lemon juice, and a bit of detergent - really not much else going in the nose for me. It's ceratainly lemony, but in a antibacterial sense. Taste is empty wheat water with a bit of artificial lemon flavor - like the innards of a lemon head candy (not the sour part). Very commercial to me, in a bad way. Water body with moderately hi carb and an unobtrusive finish. I can see why many folks dig this, and why my WI buddy asked me to find some for her - and why she also loves The Beast outta Milwaukee.

07-31-2012 04:22:06 | More by harrymel
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

07-30-2012 02:05:12 | More by gibsonj7
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2.7/5  rDev -14%

A - Slightly cloudy, dark lemonade color. Medium sized, smooth, creamy, white head. Head disappears pretty fast leaving only a slight patchy lace.

S - Lemon juice/lemonade dominates the nose to a point where it really just smells like lemonade. And more lemonade concentrate than fresh squeezed.

T - Also dominated by the lemonade flavor but there is at least some malty flavor mixed in. Finished with a strong malted wheat flavor with the lemon dying off at the end. More malt comes out as I drink more but it isn't really exciting. Two note beer with them coming and separate times.

M - Light body with slightly above average carbonation. Slight spritzy feel. Refreshing and crisp finish.

D - Easy to drink on a warm summer day. Refreshing and a nice way to beat the heat, but it isn't enticing enough for me to want it more than the fact that it is a cool beverage.

Notes: Two notes hit you at different times and neither is all that great or complex. It does its job of being a nice summer beverage. Not overly tart or sweet. A good alternative to lemonade without being overly sweet. As a beverage, it has its place, but as a beer it is sub par.

07-29-2012 03:21:18 | More by FreshHawk
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-29-2012 01:42:08 | More by retreminy
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-28-2012 18:14:11 | More by johnpdennis
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3.4/5  rDev +8.3%

On tap this beer was a light golden color with a fluffy white head. It reminded me of a lemon meringue pie. The retention was only so-so though it did stick around as a collar and the lacing was scattered.The aroma was of lemons with hints of floral hops behind that. The flavors too were dominated by lemons but as it warmed up I tasted some crystal malt and a light note of bready malt. It started sweet but finished dry helping it to be a highly refreshing beer/shandy. The body was medium/light, the mouthfeel average and the carbonation a bit prickly.

07-28-2012 14:46:28 | More by thekevlarkid
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-28-2012 06:49:26 | More by OBMM1
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-28-2012 01:53:54 | More by Bonna
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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

07-28-2012 00:04:15 | More by QL49
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

07-27-2012 23:13:22 | More by Frostyglass
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

07-27-2012 19:13:41 | More by livingtodie
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-26-2012 23:20:01 | More by tmm313
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3.6/5  rDev +14.6%

For me it has nice carbonation. The fragrance below average, it should have a much stronger fragrance of lemon since its lemon the beer touts as one of the selling points. Needs a stronger lemon up front not just the hint on the after taste. An above average summer cook out beer.

07-26-2012 04:12:45 | More by Signal1
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-25-2012 23:59:19 | More by RHIN0002
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,703 ratings.