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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,561
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 29
Gots: 249 | 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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Dewsby

Texas

2/5  rDev -36.3%

05-24-2014 02:28:56 | More by Dewsby
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-24-2014 00:35:53 | More by DCocco86
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kguyty

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-23-2014 23:14:33 | More by kguyty
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woogie359

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-23-2014 20:29:49 | More by woogie359
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obninsk23

Massachusetts

2.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is beer that borders with kemonade. Teenagers would like it. It has wierd aftertaste that possible only with US made food chemicals. The idea is mix Real lemonade with Real Wheat beer. When brewed in Midwest as one unit it turned into chemical wierdness.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2014 00:10:02 | More by obninsk23
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-21-2014 02:44:54 | More by mpenning13
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-20-2014 15:52:45 | More by jaswilson2
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CM31

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-20-2014 00:40:13 | More by CM31
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djgustafson

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-19-2014 23:44:31 | More by djgustafson
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Smarty_Pints

California

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-19-2014 04:01:54 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Svyturys30

Illinois

5/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had summer shandy out of a can, bottle and on tap. I would avoid having most beers out of a can, if possible (just a personal preference). Again, if you have read any of my previous reviews I am a citrus aficionado.

A- This beer is a bright yellow when poured into a glass.

S- The smell is lemony sweetness with a bit of a honeyish culmination.

T- It tastes of a citrus, lemon medley of fruit and a bit of maltiness that you pick up in the middle of your palate. I like to savor each mouthful of this beer and drink it on a warm summer day.

M- The texture of this beer is soft on the tongue and enjoyable.

I would recommend anyone that like citrus flavored beer to try this beer. You won't be disappointed. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:25:49 | More by Svyturys30
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JLSIV

Georgia

3.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

appearance-unfiltered but fairly consistent throughout…would not recommend keeping the bottles for more than 90 days, best if consumed within the summer brew season

smell-fairly true to the lemonade finish, much better than the typical chemical "lime" insert.

Taste-refreshing, definitely on the lemonade side of lemon, which is true to style. Not sure I couldn't take a beer and give it a shot of real lemonade and do better though

mouthfeel was a little astringent for my fast, but a lot of people go for this.

Overall-not a go to beer for me, but as a picnic or cooler addition worth a look

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 19:18:54 | More by JLSIV
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-18-2014 16:24:25 | More by WVUbrew
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paradoxnighthawk

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-18-2014 05:23:32 | More by paradoxnighthawk
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A take off of the German Radler. This is what children drink in Bavaria; although it doesn't come in one bottle, you take a pilsner or weisse and mix with lemonade. Certainly refreshing. A nice sweet drink after a long day working in the yard; really reminds of my time in the beer gardens of Munchen.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 00:34:30 | More by Carb-Overlord
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nickfl

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-17-2014 03:47:56 | More by nickfl
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NappyB

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-17-2014 02:48:28 | More by NappyB
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henryclay_

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

05-16-2014 14:11:16 | More by henryclay_
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-16-2014 04:32:42 | More by Alex_Weinard
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

05-16-2014 03:50:53 | More by BlueMoon10
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-15-2014 21:52:36 | More by bigpoppa67
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank straight from bottle so no comment on appearance.

Smells like copper and lemons. Hint of strong wheat at deeper whiff. Sweet, lemony, coppery wheat. That's it.

Taste - lemony and slightly bitter. A great shandy but on the wrong night this brew can be downright nasty. I just got done mowing the lawn and this beer is supreme. Quenches thirst like a Gatorade. If you tip it straight back and guzzle you'll bypass some of the beer bitterness and get a nice mix of fresh lemonade and lager. Low carbonation but just enough to tickle the tongue. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is watery and light. Just as it should be for a shandy. "Refreshing" will go into this category so it's the highest rated.

All in all, refreshing is the key word for this beer. Absolutely wonderful for hot, sticky summer days.

Nice work leinenkugels!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 18:02:53 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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rmcnamee

New York

4/5  rDev +27.4%

05-15-2014 12:57:46 | More by rmcnamee
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BrewStrong2156

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

05-14-2014 20:06:46 | More by BrewStrong2156
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-14-2014 16:47:16 | More by Dougwillhike
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,561 ratings.