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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,861
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 395 | 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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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
Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Celtics76
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
Photo of mcss
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

mcss, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Miz77
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Miz77, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of kjb32812
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

kjb32812, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.95/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The brew was served with a very hazy yellow color and a big white head. The head faded fast leaving only a very minimal amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell was heavy of lemonade. There was a light wheat and yeast aroma mixed in with an ever so light grassy smell.

Taste – The taste was overall of a light wheat and sweet lemon flavor up front. These created a very lemonade like flavor in the brew. More toward the middle of the taste there was a light yeast flavor that mixed in. The sweetness lightened up as the taste advanced, but never really bittered, instead it just lost strength and ended up leaving a slightly more wheaty flavor on the tongue. Overall these flavors were all very light.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel was on the more watery side with a high level of carbonation. It gave it a refreshing characteristic, but nothing with much complexity.

Overall – Not a real flavorful beer, but not an offensive one. It would be great for sitting outside with on a hot summer day. I would consider it a good hot weather session brew, but not one I would recommend on any other occasion.

Darkmagus82, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Jason1124, Jun 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

elec, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

steelreserve69, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

BeerTaster727, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

brucehemann, Jun 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

ccozzi, Jun 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

soonerlight, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

nukem5, Jun 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

McSully, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

trstar87, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of thydarkprevails
1.75/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft at a ball game. Cloudy light yellow with little head. Aroma is lemonade, sugar, light bread, and very mild hops. Taste is lemon, sugar, and mild beer flavors. It’s like 4.2% abv kool aid. Thin mouthfeel. Meh. Way more of a lemonade than a beer for sure.

thydarkprevails, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

briandaube, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

atone315, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

rcjennings, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

ahentz, Jun 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +59.2%

Beerboi1123, Jun 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.