1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

2,805 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,805
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 363 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,805 | Reviews: 561 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Dapperticus, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

MarkyMOD, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Nutwood
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Nutwood, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

wdarcy77, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Futsey
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Futsey, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of MJGTi
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

MJGTi, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of flyingmick
3/5  rDev -4.5%

flyingmick, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Barrelsofbeer
4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

Barrelsofbeer, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ADA32
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

ADA32, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of DavidHamilton
2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

DavidHamilton, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Screw top bottle into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy pale yellow with a frothy 1 finger white head. No lace.

Nose is sweetened lemonade. Not bad but this one doesn't have any beer characteristics at all.

Sweet lemonade with a bit of a bitter hop presence way in the back. Finishes clean with little to no aftertaste. Quenching.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Lively in the mouth and refreshing going down. Clean finish with no aftertaste. A great way to beat the heat.

This beer's not gonna win any complexity or flavor awards but for what it is (an Arnold Palmer with beer instead of iced tea), it gets the job done. Great on the beach during a hot summer day!

SpeedwayJim, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of dflucey
3/5  rDev -4.5%

dflucey, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of czernobog
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

czernobog, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of beerishappy
3/5  rDev -4.5%

beerishappy, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of emerge077
2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It was either this, Old Style, or MGD at Lawrel Liquors Tap, and I went with the lesser of 3 evils. I was on mile 10 of a bike ride and was thirsty. Coors Light pint glass filled to the brim with a razor thin line of foam across the top. Pale opaque pastel yellow color. Aroma was faintly of lemonade, but the packet mix stuff... artificial. It was virtually flavorless, flashes of lemonheads candy and club soda, dull papery aftertaste. Slugged about 5 sips and was on my way. Not much better than in the bottle, though it has a time and place if simply thirsty and presented with limited options.


On tap at Pizzeria Uno in Madison, WI.

This was served in a Weisse glass with a lemon wedge. Color was an opaque pastel yellow with an orange glow to it. Thin cap of foam, partially killed by the lemon.

Some lemon juice and wheat aroma, fairly faint. I'm just glad it doesn't smell like overly sweet lemonade.

Prickly, natural lemon tartness at first, backed up by seltzer-like carbonation. Light wheat in the aftertaste, with the citrus lending a slight pucker. Light bodied and really quenching in the 80º weather. This isn't something i'm running out to buy cases of, but i'd order it again to pair with dinner on the patio.

Shandy = Beer + Lemonade... know what you're getting into, it's a pre-mixed beer cocktail, and obviously not solely a beer.

emerge077, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Badfeesh
4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

Badfeesh, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of notjaredlouche
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

notjaredlouche, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of bdridge
4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

bdridge, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of EigenBeer
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

EigenBeer, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of cfinch2
3/5  rDev -4.5%

cfinch2, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Acuity
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Acuity, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of cantfindme
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

cantfindme, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of NPiet0709
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

NPiet0709, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Squall202
4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Squall202, Jul 10, 2012
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,805 ratings.