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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,547
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 240 | 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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Photo of klintok21


4.93/5  rDev +57%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great summer beer but only in small quantities. As described it is very lemony. You get a lot more lemon than beer, but still a great combination for the summer! The wheat off sets it enough to let the title of beer remain. Hey, if you like lemonade and beer give this a try. I also recommend pouring this in a glass and adding a real lemon wedge and circling the rim of the glass then putting it right in the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2008 06:25:46 | More by klintok21
Photo of Derek1984


4.83/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just tried this beer for the first time love the taste; flavor was wonderful. The smell reminded me of drinking lemonade when I was a kid.It had a smooth taste and was not over powering. this is one of my new favorites now will definitely be purchasingover and over again

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 01:30:38 | More by Derek1984
Photo of cstrong821

New York

4.78/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Has a very cloudy, pale, yellow color with a foamy head to it.

S- Strong smell of lemons and wheat.

T- When they say brewed with lemonade Leinenkugels means it. Strong lemon start with a wheat beer finish, very enjoyable.

M- Smooth and quite refreshing actually a nice thirst quencher.

O- Easily drinkable, great taste, wish it was available year round. Perfect beer for summer. I've had it tap, bottle, and can equally enjoyable each time.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:56:24 | More by cstrong821
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

07-18-2014 20:58:21 | More by Wes66
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

06-12-2013 05:00:51 | More by Nwtiger531
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

06-02-2012 01:58:21 | More by Oddment
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

10-31-2012 10:21:10 | More by heathernicki
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

07-27-2013 13:11:06 | More by WelpUrStud
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

07-16-2012 22:15:45 | More by EdwardHilquist
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

06-30-2014 16:56:51 | More by psyclone
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

07-05-2014 23:44:29 | More by Doodamis-Maximus
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

04-10-2012 12:59:24 | More by Darles_Chickens
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

10-23-2012 17:40:03 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

07-13-2012 01:02:18 | More by Badfeesh
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

07-20-2013 21:03:48 | More by Mrbseward
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

04-25-2013 19:55:12 | More by NoleDoc
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

05-13-2013 11:37:28 | More by brentterry85
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4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

09-15-2012 23:20:03 | More by jordaan
Photo of yuenglingfan101


4.72/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a wonderful beer for summer. The appearance is wonder. The smell is exceptional. Taste is so wonderful. Very Lemonony and beer taste rolled into one. Mouthful is the same. Drinkability is so exceptional. I could drink this beer all day long. I crave this beer

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 00:47:44 | More by yuenglingfan101
Photo of davidaubrey


4.7/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this beer into a Hoegaarden Pint glass. There was little lacing, which immediately dissipated.

Flavor is mild and sweet. The flavor of a weiss beer immediately floods the palate. The lemon flavor is strong and sour. High marks for refreshment.

The aftertaste is all lemonade.

I just moved back to Illinois from California this summer. As such, I had know of the Leinenkugel beers, but had not tried any of them.

I was immediately thrilled to see that they a beer shandy. My college internship was in Windhoek, Namibia. There I spent many summer nights with my teammates enjoying Zebra, Sprinbok, & beer shandies.

Kudos to Leinies for bringing an unique beer flavor to the market. I enjoyed it with a little nostolgia & while listening to Paul Simon's "Graceland" album.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 04:35:02 | More by davidaubrey
Photo of Miykael


4.69/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Never heard of this beer until I moved to Omaha. Some guests left it behind at my hotel so I decided to try it. My first drink made me smile. It was not what I expected when drinking a beer. The bubbles reminded me of a soda pop, lemon and orange. Easy to drink. Found just in time to kick off summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:19:57 | More by Miykael
Photo of chadj19


4.68/5  rDev +49%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent summer Beer. Hint of Lemonade and Orange flavor with hoppy aftertones. Not a beer for the winter. But the hot 90° summer days, there is not much better!It is very easy to drink. The color is a nice cloudy yellow with a 1" white foam head. Out of the Leinies summer brews this is right behind the Sunset Wheat for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 21:59:23 | More by chadj19
Photo of isualum12


4.65/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this beer this past weekend at Boise Beer Festival in Boise Idaho. I ended up having several of these over a few hours time. This beer was one of the most popular beers of the 200+ beers at the event. It was hot out so take that in count...

Appearance- hazy foggy yellow.
Smell-Lemon and hops
taste- Lemon and lots of citrus. there is a little hop showing in there as well.
mouthfeel- smooth lite and refreshing. It was creamy on a little level.
Overall- HEAVEN on a hot day. Seriously loved this beer...

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2011 20:32:04 | More by isualum12
Photo of sneakymagician


4.65/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a six pack of this a few years ago. I polished off 5 bottles in 25 minutes, before I realized how much I had. This stuff is evil! I've sworn it off.

It goes down too easily. It's best to skip it, if you're thirsty. It tastes more like lemonade, than a beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 18:38:00 | More by sneakymagician
Photo of BobatHTBN


4.53/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this beer. Very refreshing. Lemonade is nice complement to the wheat. I could drink several of these on a hot summer afternoon or evening.

I would recommend that you try it. I think many of the reviews just missed the point of this beer.

My wife says it has a beautiful color (lemondrop). Very nice head. Lemon smell. Wheat beer initial flavor and nice lemonade finish.

Keep in mind that the kind of glass you use does make a difference in head, head retention, how it releases the aroma and ultimately how much you will enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 08:45:38 | More by BobatHTBN
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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