Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +38.9%
I bought this on draft at local club on a whim, and the fact that it was $3 for a pint.
I was surprised at how perfect this beer was.
It tasted amazing and had the nicest cloudy unfiltered wheat beer coloring.
Just the perfect consistency all around.
And the sugar content wasn't too heavy either. I know a lot of summer beers like to load up on the sugars and fruit additives, but this one is just perfect from the keg.
Had it from a bottle later on in the night and it just didn't taste the same.
If you can find this on draft, go for it. You won't be disappointed.
It's just a very smooth drinkable beer and it really packs a punch in the flavor department. I tasted cardamom, orange peel and some other unique spices.
If I see this draft again it is my go to.
06-01-2014 04:10:03 | More by pinyin
3.66/5 rDev +16.6%
A- Poured a cloudy golden yellow. 2 finger head that dissipated rather quickly. Very little lacing left behind.
S- Smelled of lemonade. Not too artificial(a plus for me).
T- A nice refreshing lemonade type beer. Very crisp and clean. Not bitter or overpowering.
M- Not overly carbonated. Nice and smooth
O- So far the best "summer shandy" type that I've tried. Definitely sessionable. Will be going to pick up some more once summer rolls around.
06-01-2014 02:24:01 | More by dtm_sub
2.9/5 rDev -7.6%
my cousin wanted something new, so we got a 12 pack of this. it's alright. when i first tried it, it didn't do well for me and i ended up not drinking it. but the next day i wanted a buzz so i drank a few of these. it takes a while to get used to it.
the moment it hits your mouth it's like you're drinking water but it is quickly followed by a strange zap of lemon. it might be a bit too much lemon, in my opinion. after a while, though, like i said, it grows on you, but perhaps that is due to you drinking 4 of them and you think everything is great. i tried to find out the AC for it i believe it is around 4.5%.
if you don't want a strong beer but rather a crisp lemon taste with a little beer taste, get this. if not, i don't know.
05-31-2014 21:47:44 | More by js13
3.35/5 rDev +6.7%
Being a huge fan of wheat beers and my German mother telling me stories of her mixing weisbier with lemon or sprite as a teen, I was excited to try this brew.
Appearance - Surprising head: bout two fingers, but slightly fizzy. Understandable considering the lemonade aspect. Very white. Lacing slight and spotty. A hazy acidic yellow in color.
Smell - Lemons and lemon peel, slight yeast and maybe the tiniest hint of acetone?? Lol. Overall the lemon shines through
Taste - Bam, lemons. Was waiting for the beer taste to come, but it never did. Very light tasting. Perfect for someone who likes to get drunk, but doesn't like beer. Tasted like creamy lemonade. It was very refreshing, though. Wouldn't be bad to add a sixer to a cooler of beer for variety. Nice for the eve of a hard days work. Or maybe while mowing the lawn. Definitely a summer choice.
Mouthfeel - Light, fizzy and slightly lingering creamy.
Overall - was kind of let down. Should focus more on the BEER aspect.
05-31-2014 17:47:54 | More by TomFromtheSwamp
2.89/5 rDev -8%
12 oz can poured into pint glass
A- off cloudy light yellow, gigantic head, minimal lacing
S- nothing but lemons
T- slight sweetness,doughy, and very lemony
M- light crust with medium carbonation
O- okay feels like I'm drinking beer mixed with lemonade but definitely refreshing on a hot day
05-31-2014 00:36:44 | More by barnabasdog
2.83/5 rDev -9.9%
12oz bottle best before June 30, 2014. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a pale yellow color with 2 fingers of a white head with decent retention and some very light spotty lacing. Body is very hazy.
Smell: Artificial lemonade, slight wheat/malt character as well
Taste: Artificial lemonade, though not overpoweringly sweet. Beyond that is grain with a very slight spiciness. Somewhat off putting grain aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but somewhat thin. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not awful, but it's nowhere near good either. Even among other shandies/beer cocktails, there are better options
05-30-2014 00:52:52 | More by Jonada
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,732 ratings.