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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,700 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,700
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 31
Gots: 311 | 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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Connecticut

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04-06-2012 01:32:19 | More by raythealeman
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

04-04-2012 15:57:04 | More by sharpski
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JoLight

Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +44.3%

The appearance is a hazy, almost solid yellow, leaning slightly to an orange touch. The head is stark white and retains pretty well.

For the aroma, it smells of lemons, and a tad bit of malt (wheat, maybe?). Hop presence is just slightly noticeable, but it's hard to tell with the straight-forward lemon/citrus aroma.

The taste is primarily lemon zest, with some small sweetness, and a tiny backbone of malt- which to me, is hard to distinguish between barley and wheat. A nice balance, I suppose. Just bready and lemony.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side of light, and the light side of medium. You really get a bite from the carbonation and the lemon zest.

Overall, this is one of the most refreshing beers I've ever had, and I suggest giving it a try, especially if you like citrusy beers.

04-04-2012 01:45:47 | More by JoLight
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

04-03-2012 15:21:20 | More by bowlerjoe2
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Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

04-01-2012 23:06:21 | More by agreenman19
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-01-2012 03:06:48 | More by tsulli
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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03-31-2012 17:14:04 | More by hogrider
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

2.98/5  rDev -5.1%

Leinenkugel is a brand I’ve never tried…except for their Fruity Pebbles – I mean Sunset Wheat offering. This one was a gift, and I’m happy to have it (no matter the end result in flavor).

A: Lemonade, what do you know. Dirty lemonade, almost: there’s a little brown in the hazy yellowish pour, with a fluffy white head. A fizz eventually sits over the body at a little more than paper-thin, with some light bubbles flowing through the body, though no lacing.

S: A very light fruity scent: lime, berry lemonade, and a familiar aroma of dish soap. It’s a pretty pleasant wheaty fruitiness – mostly lime – with just a bit of grains roaming around beneath. Clove, pepper, and grains of paradise give it a little kick, too. Smells like summer.

T: Lime sherbet, with just a bite of lemon pulp and peach, come first – pretty fruity for a light macro. A little bitter astringency takes the form of lemon rind and light straw, followed closely by some good wheat flavors. Some pepper and herb tastes pop up, like in the nose, but not for long; aftertaste is oily lemon syrup and grain husk. It tastes like lemonade, but not the strongly tart stuff I prefer.

M: Macro fizz, but with a little more thickness. Satisfying, with a good amount of frothy lightness.

O: Better than I was expecting; I could knock out a few of these on a summer day, especially a hot one. Not more than a few, though, since this one has a bit of an odd aftertaste.

03-31-2012 00:28:33 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Michigan

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Wisconsin

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Minnesota

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Kentucky

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Alabama

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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,700 ratings.