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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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72
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2,870 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,870
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 403 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

lswilma, Apr 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

agreenman19, Apr 02, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

kp29, Aug 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Clemsontiger81, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of mothman
2.25/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

This beer is basically lemonade meets beer. It pours a hazy yellow with a head that didn't last very long. It was overpowered with lemons and I barely could tell that I was drinking a beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a crisp taste to it.

I personally think that lemonade and beer shouldn't be mixed, but I know of some friends that think the shandy is a great idea. This wasn't too drinkable for me.

mothman, Aug 12, 2008
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A very dull, overly sweat beer. Low ABV and very small amount of hops. Not a great beer for me, my neighbor loves it thought, so you very well may as well! It really tastes very lemony, but not subtle lemon like some beers I have had that are brewed with lemon rind, more like it was cut with lemonade or they used a very potent lemon extract.

Ry_Swell_Guy, Jul 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

beernads, Aug 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Danno48, Apr 30, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

antichuckmoore, Jul 07, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Lehighace06, Jan 24, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 01, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

CP20, Jun 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

deonreds, Mar 18, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

RMelyon, Jul 01, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

fellowrs, Dec 18, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

lilwaite, Jul 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Gkruszewski, Aug 06, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Iowacraft, Apr 08, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Ncpogs, Aug 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Chieftog, Jul 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

BeerOps, Sep 01, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Michael914, Sep 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow--it looks like cloudy lemonade. The head starts out large and frothy, eventually settling down to a thin lace. It actually leaves a decent bit of lacing on the way down.

S: Strong lemon-zest aroma--tart and sweet. I can get some of the wheat malt mixed in, as well. This is a zesty, fruity smelling beer. Since it's a shandy, I think the smell is right on.

T: Ugh. It's got a lemony flavor, but like it's mixed with Coors Light or something. The pale, mildly bitter wheat flavors emerge mid-way through and subdue what little lemon flavor actually makes it to the beer. This really isn't any good at all. There ought to be some more lemon sweetness and the underlying beer ought to be better, too.

M&D: It's got a very light body and a watery mouthfeel, appropriate for the style they're going for. There's a good bit of carbonation, as well. As far as drinkability goes, the beer is light and summery, but it tastes pretty bad. I won't be getting another bottle ever again, and I would probably drink an American macro over this if I was just chilling on the porch.

BamaBeerBuff, May 12, 2008
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2.24/5  rDev -28.7%

Burdell, Oct 06, 2014
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,870 ratings.