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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Summer ShandyLeinenkugel's Summer Shandy

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2,524 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,524
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 28
Gots: 231 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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Tenzin

Nebraska

1.7/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Although there us a little maltiness detectable in this product, the predominant taste is much like cheap lemonade manufactured with reconstituted lemon juice. The alcohol content is so low, you can get much tastier summer refreshment by drinking good lemonade and adding alcohol of your choice. Dion't waste your money on this product.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:34:27 | More by Tenzin
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jsprain1

Minnesota

1.73/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Pale yellow, fizzy white head lasts only for a little while.
S- A bit worried here. It smells overwhelmingly of lemon. There is very little beer aroma. Maybe just a touch of wheat characteristics. The thing about it is, I like lemonade well enough, but the artificial aroma on this one just lingers.
T- Yeah... It immediately is lemon. Lemon beginning, middle, and end. Which is cool and all, but there is not much beer to it. I mean beside the slightest bit of a grainy/wheat flavor, there is nothing but artificial lemon.
M- I guess the body is substantial enough considering a pretty significant portion of the bevarage is lemonade. Fizzy at first, but flattens out quickly.
O- I recognize that there is potential for a shandy. That said, the beer aspects are absent here, and the lemonade charactersitics taste strongly artificial. Thus, this one didn't work on almost any level for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 07:05:02 | More by jsprain1
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

05-14-2013 00:58:10 | More by Dcunicelli
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DanMolony


1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

06-24-2012 13:37:25 | More by DanMolony
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

07-13-2013 01:44:25 | More by ScaryEd
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

06-14-2013 07:12:09 | More by VictorWisc
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 22:49:31 | More by thydarkprevails
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mgironta

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

09-13-2012 22:24:21 | More by mgironta
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KornWallace

New York

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

06-10-2012 16:29:35 | More by KornWallace
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

04-30-2014 03:12:09 | More by Lamdawg420
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marcoforange

California

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

08-13-2013 08:47:08 | More by marcoforange
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MandaLeigh

Nebraska

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

06-12-2013 20:50:51 | More by MandaLeigh
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boyessen

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

08-13-2013 19:19:15 | More by boyessen
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lic217

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

07-07-2013 01:56:39 | More by lic217
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codynevels

California

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

11-18-2011 07:36:30 | More by codynevels
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greggy1972

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

05-12-2013 15:45:51 | More by greggy1972
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TroyS62

Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

06-01-2014 17:07:14 | More by TroyS62
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

07-24-2014 20:37:41 | More by Casterbridge
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jj21

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Where to start. Pours VERY unnatural cloudy yellow with a decent, fluffy white head.

You can smell this beer from across the room- and not in a good way. The artificial aroma of "Mr.Clean-Lemon" smacks your nose- again, not in a good way. Taste- Oh boy. Astringent Lemon flavors with some wheat. It may not drink well, but I'll bet it shines your floors real nice! I can't detect any hops in this beer. Flavor is very artificial.

How about some good things!
Drink VERY cold. I could see how this could be refreshing in hot weather. I was anxious to try this and unfortunately, I was let down. I wish they had actually used lemons and not "Lemonade Flavor" for this. I think it could have been decent. However...

Swing and a miss.

4/11/08
Just revisited this again to give it another chance. Why do I do stuff like this to myself. I think it's actually worse.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 15:59:55 | More by jj21
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Brew33

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

01-22-2013 19:02:53 | More by Brew33
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emergency_beef

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

07-22-2014 06:02:58 | More by emergency_beef
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joe12pk

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

06-22-2014 07:27:26 | More by joe12pk
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

10-06-2012 22:13:06 | More by skaboom420
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jwinship83

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle from a mixed 12 pack poured into a pint glass.

A- this one pours out a very pale and hazy yellow colored body with a small white head on it. the head vanishes before my eyes and leaves behind absolutely no lacing.

S- the odor here reminds me of an off brand powdered lemonade mix. theres nothing that smells like a beer here.

T- the taste is all about that powdered lemonade that i could smell. except that it tastes like theres too much water in it. once again, this really doesnt taste like a beer.

M- light bodied with lots of carbonation. watery.

D- believe it or not, i liked this one more on tap. it seemed a lot more flavorful that way. this was my last time drinking this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 15:10:55 | More by jwinship83
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Mariellenp

New Hampshire

1.83/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

To tell you the truth, I was looking for Blue Moon and they didn't have it (general gas station) so I saw this (liked the label), read that it was light, ok.
OMG, This is my impression right after a sip:
>> What the hell is that after-taste (kinda perfumy)... UGG

Sorry, every sip I take gives me that impression and it wasn't a good one.

I will not buy this beer again.

/me

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 19:38:17 | More by Mariellenp
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,524 ratings.