Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +20.4%
Served on tap in a pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy amber color. White head, about a finger thick.
Smell: Grassy like a hefeweizen and lemon/citrus is strong.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Light to medium bodied and smooth. Wheat, grassy, lemons and some hops.
Overall: Decent summer brew. Goes nice on a hot day.
04-26-2012 22:43:08 | More by Cavanaghty
3.58/5 rDev +14%
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
A : Pours a pale, hazy yellow. Two finger width of head that dissipates over a few minutes.
S : Very pleasant notes of citrus - definitely picking up the lemonade scent. Tad notes of wheat/malt.
T : Again, pleasant. Citrusy and lemony, quite refreshing. Can also taste slight wheat.
M : Light-medium mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.
Overall, a very refreshing beer. I enjoyed this one.
04-23-2012 02:11:49 | More by HockeytownBrew
3/5 rDev -4.5%
Into a pint glass:
A: hazy golden colored body with a small white head, had minimal lacing, nothing spectacular.
S: mild wheat and medium strength of lemon notes.
T: strong lemon with the mild wheat coming back, with a definite sweetness to it.
M: light, sessionable, mild bitter aftertaste and finish
O: a summer "dessert" beer. So this is what "they call a radler (a German style of a cross between lemonade and beer)? Ok, interesting, I'm not exactly sure what to say other than I can't guarantee I'd have this again. Maybe I'd have it again alongside the Sunset Wheat and feel like I'd have a great dessert or maybe I'd give this to the malt drinker to let them see the beer side.
04-21-2012 23:10:08 | More by BeerKangaroo
3.8/5 rDev +21%
12oz bottle best by Jul 08 12
Pours looking like lemonade, cloudy yellow with a weak sudsy head. Smell is pure lemonade, the only other scent I pick up is watery grain. Tastes is mild wheat/corn with a lot of lemon flavor. The lemon has bite and zest to it, but is in balance with the beer flavor. This isn't too sweet, which I appreciated. Mouthfeel is a little thin, like all leineys.
This beer gets ragged on unnecessarily I think, because it's sweet and not very beer-y. Kind of a gateway beer. It's not something I would drink all the time, but I might keep some around for the less beer-inclined among us.
04-21-2012 12:44:56 | More by jimmah120
4.65/5 rDev +48.1%
I bought a six pack of this a few years ago. I polished off 5 bottles in 25 minutes, before I realized how much I had. This stuff is evil! I've sworn it off.
It goes down too easily. It's best to skip it, if you're thirsty. It tastes more like lemonade, than a beer.
04-16-2012 18:38:00 | More by sneakymagician
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,698 ratings.