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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,938
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 443 | FT: 1
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%

arafferty76, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Beer4Mike, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of bump8628
2.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

These things tend to show up at July 4th parties so I thought I'd give it a go. Pours like a cloudy American wheat with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is pure lemon while the flavor incorporates a bit more beer - pretty standard light wheat with little hop character. The lemon character is exactly like lemon drop candy. I guess it's decent for a bottled shandy. I'd rather just make my own with a better quality lemonade and beer.

bump8628, Jul 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Didier, Jul 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

kingslotty, Jul 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Jerry, Jul 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Bighorn, Jul 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

roadies, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

jumc, Jul 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.2%

Mini4x, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

pheelingIt, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've always wondered about these beers - how to pronounce the brewery name, if they ARE beers, etc. Luckily my pseudo-curiosity now may be quenched thanks to this lovely addition to a series I like to call...Free Beers From Work! Brewed with honey and natural lemonade flavor...what the?

Can pours into a pint a foggy yellow/blondish color..certainly looks a lemonade weiss. White head starts big, retains pretty well as a thick ring and spotty cap, leaves some lace.

Scent is straight up lemonade, lemon candies, slight cough drop vibe. Kinda amusing but not bad.

Taste resembles lemonade as well, that combined with the honey certainly makes it sweet, but not Mike's Hard Lemonade sweet. Tastes of wheat and bread give away the weiss base and remind you it's a beer. Some lager-like graininess, a bit tangy. Flavor is definitely light and kinda one-dimensional, but it's refreshing.

Decent mouthfeel, it's light but an alright body for 4.2%. On the foamy side carbonation-wise, small hints of alcohol.

Eh, not bad, but probably not the beer lover's kinda beer..has more in common with the fruity alcoholic drinks (mike's and such). Decent for a summer refresher though.

Chico1985, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

profholt82, Jul 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

ZachRusk, Jul 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

KK5150, Jul 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

LCannon4, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

ahbaggins, Jul 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Gww1864, Jul 01, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-30-2012
Freshness: Best by 10-01-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, twist-cap
Glassware: Perfect pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Appearance is cloudy yellow - it looks like lemonade. The head is 3 fingers, white, with a creamy consistency. The lacing and head retention are both good.

Aromas are big on lemons and citrus - it smells like lemonade, with a slight beery presence.

The taste features more lemon and citrus. It is tart, but not overly so. Its like a lemonade mixed with a light beer, which I think is the goal since it is modeled on a German radler. No bitterness. The flavor is good, but lacks depth.

Mouthfeel is somewhat prickly with high carbonation and the citrus notes. Body is light and the aftertaste is mainly of lemons.

Overall I found this to be an enjoyable and easy drinking summer beer. It does taste less beer-like than many brews, but if the radler is a part-beer and part-lemonade mix, then I think this may be spot-on.

sommersb, Jul 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

chim52chim, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

ctrevino, Jun 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Monkey007, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

crobinso, Jun 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

NeilA, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

reyna311, Jun 28, 2012
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 2,938 ratings.