Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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3,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,215
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 23.42%
Wants: 60
Gots: 767 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007

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Ratings: 3,215 | Reviews: 676
Photo of Anacross
3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasty and refreshing. Didn't expect much but I like it.

Photo of Foyle
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a 2"+ white pillowy head that drops at a moderate rate leaving faint lacing. Very cloudy yellow color (pretty much like lemonade).

Aroma: strong lemonade aroma with a bready malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: very light and watery with a dry finish.

Flavor: lemon, light barley sweetness maybe a hint of hops in the finish.

Overall: decent for what it is. I would think that Fresca or Mt. Dew fans would enjoy this beer.

Photo of aussiebeer
1/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just a terrible terrible terrible taste

Photo of jakejacobs2545
1.26/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Way too fruity; beer or lemonade, not both.

Photo of Adamanton
1.64/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Like fruit loops and beer. Nope.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although it's an artificially flavored lemon, it is much better than the shock top shandy and all the rest of the shandys that are artificially flavored.

Photo of Bm1
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good taste for a summer day. Fruitful and crisp

Photo of Campodog
2.53/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very lemony. It's got to be well over 100 F for me to touch this. Two gave me a fuzzy headache...

Photo of KLHBB
3.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The more I drink it, the more I like it. The sweet lemon is refreshing but doesn't put me in the mind of toilet bowl cleaners. A good mix of lemonade and wheat beer.

Photo of MadMike27
5/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best summer type beer around!

Photo of CMG-PSU
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Obviously it's lemony. Perfect for a hot day - my reward after mowing the lawn! only complaint is the lemon flavor is a little chemically on the palette. Tastes a little like lemon "pledge" smells.
Avoid cans - bottle is noticeably better

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is ok. I don't think it's as bad as others say. It is probably a little too sweet, but I think that's just the style. It tastes a lot like Beer-Minade. It's not a traditional beer, but it's still nice for a hot summer day.

Photo of Little_Miss_Necromancer
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Epitome of a refreshing beer. Great for a hot day. Wouldn't drink a bunch of these, however.

Photo of Justinwreed
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Refreshing. Great for hot, sunny days.

Photo of mlockman
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not terrible, might say "yes" if offered it again, but I certainly wouldn't choose it for myself.

Photo of spagel1919
3.7/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great, easy drinking summer beer. Usually not a big fan of overbearing fruit taste, but while the lemon is dominant, it works.

Photo of Bergie_33_ND
4.92/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Great taste and the perfect summertime beer.

Photo of BayernMunchen3113
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty decent shandy - used to like this way more than I do now. Maybe because I'm more into pale ales and IPAs now. If you're looking for refreshment though this is a solid one to pick up.

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.38/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a good summer beer. Complex? No. It basically tastes like lemonade. But, there is just enough beer flavor to balance it out and it is very refreshing in the summer heat. Great for cookouts or working in the yard.

Photo of Michael386
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tounge feels like I just sucked on a lemon. Heartburn like crazy. Lay off the lemon zest

Photo of tanzorbarbarian
4.19/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fruity with a wheaty aftertaste. Lemon up front with a grainy/malty aftertaste. Nothing robust, just good flavor. Good relaxing shandy.

Photo of barczar
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is very lemony and wheaty, with soft floral highlights and a grainy malt backbone.

Flavor reveals lemon underlying a wheat and bready malt backbone. Not as tart as lemonade, but more lemon essence focus. The backbone is somewhat watery.

Photo of K-Dog
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer to drink for any out door summer activities. Tastes like lemonade.

Photo of jancona
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells of lemon meringue - crisp lemon and light wheat flavor. Great summer brew.

Photo of Liviebird
4.08/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like the lemon aftertaste. Looking forward to trying the berry

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 3,215 ratings.