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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,718 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,718
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 33
Gots: 320 | 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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sleazo

New York

1.3/5  rDev -58.6%

This sounded like a good idea after a sweltering hot Cubs game. Little did I know that I was wrong. This comes straight at you with an artificial lemon scent and taste. This "lemon" taste masks any traces of malt or hops. A real Shandy is refreshing, this tastes more like Mr Clean. mouthfeel was light. I didn't finish this one.

I would recommend mixing fresh squeezed lemonade with a decent lager. This is more like a Smiroff ice type artificial tasting malternative

08-06-2007 04:32:07 | More by sleazo
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

1.38/5  rDev -56.1%

What have I gotten myself into here. I am no where near a fan of this beer, but I had one sitting in the fridge and in the sake of fairness had to give it a try. Served as cold as I could, and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 11/10/2008.

The pour was, well pathetic. An almost clear liquid coming forward with only the slightest bit of a tint toward the pale golden color. Lots of carbonation here was readily apparent as it just ripped toward the surface like seltzer water. A decent head formed on the pour, but then fell back as things started to drag on.

The aroma was a step above horrible for me. Nothing here but a terrible artificial lemon smell that was light, and at the same time sickingly sweet. The flavor was even worse though. This was one of those that I literally gagged on when I took a sip. Cheap, like a bad sprite. There was just way too much carbonation that made it feel even lighter then it was, which was saying a lot. But the flavor lacked any real depth, no character to it at all. Just a light grain, malt beverage that was overloaded with too much lemon.

Utterly a wreck, this one ended in a drain pour, which I seriously hate to do. This may actually only be like my second drain pour, it was just that bad. In the future I would not make this mistake again.

11-13-2008 11:53:44 | More by mikesgroove
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treeslothguy

Iowa

1.44/5  rDev -54.1%

08-15-2014 11:39:09 | More by treeslothguy
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PorterLambic

Florida

1.45/5  rDev -53.8%

My nephew thought I would love this brew since I'm such a fan of beer and lemonade.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with an off-white head. Retention is poor, dropping to a thin film very quickly. No yeast noticeable or any indication of bottle-conditioning to explain the haziness.
Smell is forceful, all lemon meringue pie and lemon peel with a whiff of floral. Not much in the way of balance but with this style I wasn't expecting too much here. All scents are completely artificial.
Taste is even more forceful and completely artificial in nature. All lemon pledge with faint floral hops. Nothing else.
Light bodied, medium effervescence. Slightly oily texture. There is nothing in this beer to indicate it is a beer. It seems to be more of a lab experiment that some uneducated person or persons thought might pass as a beer. They were so wrong. Can't see the attraction to this one. Not refreshing at all. Gave the rest of the bottle, nearly 8 oz., to someone who wanted it.

11-22-2012 21:23:14 | More by PorterLambic
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bsp77

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into clear plastic cup.

Appearance: Opaque light yellow with almost no head.

Smell: Sweet lemonade, slight wheat malt.

Taste: Tastes like bad lemonade with some bad wheat beer thrown in.

Feel: High tingly carbonation, thin body. Does not feel like beer.

Drinkability: Wretched. Either give me a lemonade or give me a beer. Just not this.

06-26-2010 01:10:04 | More by bsp77
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dankjohn

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

08-21-2013 23:10:00 | More by dankjohn
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-12-2014 21:10:26 | More by Jordanmtate
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Cincy_Joe


1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

02-17-2013 14:27:05 | More by Cincy_Joe
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ghowehattrick

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-10-2013 15:05:13 | More by ghowehattrick
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-23-2014 17:35:55 | More by MoyaHoya
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Will1508

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

07-30-2014 17:59:10 | More by Will1508
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MGusto


1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

03-13-2012 19:43:09 | More by MGusto
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mendvicdog

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

05-26-2013 18:49:47 | More by mendvicdog
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jtgrean

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

03-01-2012 04:26:18 | More by jtgrean
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Sebas

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

04-16-2014 22:54:34 | More by Sebas
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Devilman

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

04-27-2013 23:03:38 | More by Devilman
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The_Grantula

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

07-23-2014 02:36:56 | More by The_Grantula
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FFATS

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

10-30-2013 04:01:16 | More by FFATS
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Mattyb79

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-21-2013 12:14:41 | More by Mattyb79
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Azpittil57

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

05-10-2014 01:54:40 | More by Azpittil57
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

07-24-2012 23:33:02 | More by Jemenhiser
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Chris_S

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

08-24-2014 04:58:36 | More by Chris_S
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-28-2014 21:01:41 | More by MouldyCrow
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

08-19-2012 20:15:35 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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drewlreynolds


1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

08-15-2014 11:28:09 | More by drewlreynolds
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,718 ratings.