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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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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:
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(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

ChrisElpers, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

JackieTH, Jun 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

CP20, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Yourneighborsdog, Jun 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Pillowburn, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack of this because I didn't feel like having the taste of regular beer in my mouth the next morning. Easy to drink, Smells nice, Tastes like Lemons as everybody else has said. Though with the low alcohol content it doesn't really get you drunk. A good beer to pick up if you want to have some ladies over who can't handle any other beer. Something I'd drink from time to time if I needed a filler to keep my buzz going

SometimesIfart, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

Octasox, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

pirmannt1, Jun 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

A_Phrance, Jun 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

NorCalBeer, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

SmokeyDaVillain, Jun 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

PorterBoy14, Jun 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

jesus808, Jun 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

wfcubsfan, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of gabedivision
2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured from a 12 oz can to a pint glass.

Pours a hazy nontransparent straw yellow, rolls about a 1 finger head that forms to a lace around the top of the glass, carbonation is visible at the top. The most dominate flavor on the nose(and pretty much the only flavor) is that of powdered lemonade mix, very sugary with a lemon exctract. Hints of wheat maybe? not sure if it is brewed with wheat or if my brain just wants to think so. Sugar water with a slice of lemon on the side, a grainy corn is on the after taste. Medium carbonation, tingles when entering the mouth, light bodied, very 'soft drink' like. Overall; this is pretty terrible, even the fruit like flavors taste off and generic, stay clear of this unless you really, really like lemonade mix.

gabedivision, Jun 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

KornWallace, Jun 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

DLS168, Jun 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Qdaddy76, Jun 09, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 7/2/12.

Pours a murky light yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy off-white head that quickly fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is pretty much solely of lemon-lime soda and lemonade mixed together. Taste is the same with a grain flavor that comes out on the aftertaste. This beer has a prickly level of carbonation but it's a bit thin. Overall, this is not exactly good but it's not too bad for what it is. On the very edge of not being beer in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Jun 09, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 12-pack of cans - easy drinking for a tailgate party prior to the Radiohead show in Mansfield. I have a few left over in the fridge so I thought I'd put a review in.

About a half inch of head right after the pour into a Harpoon IPA pint glass. Cloudy as hell appearance, medium yellow color. Tastes like half lemonade, half beer..sugary aftertaste. It's not so bad. I don't think I would get many complaints if I had it available for a cookout.

At 4.2% ABV, it's very easy to pound a few without even thinking about it. Very refreshing, outdoor beer but not one I would recommend if you have a crew of craft beer lovers coming over.

Celtics76, Jun 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

mcss, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Miz77, Jun 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

kjb32812, Jun 07, 2012
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,805 ratings.