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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,028
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 23.49%
Wants: 49
Gots: 552 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of Inglum515
3.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoffeePorter
3.99/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A friend of mine introduced me to the summer shandy back in the summer. He always talked about this beer as if it was handed down by the Gods. I bought a six pack of it and was instantly hooked.

I tend to drink it either out of the can or bottle. However when pouring it into a glass the first thing I notice is how remarkably yellow it is. Reminds me of a cloudier version of lemonade, but with a thin white lacing around the edges.

If you like lemons, then you will love the smell. It smells like lemonade.

The beer is very light and isn't that complex in regards to its flavors. It is a somewhat watery beer. I can immediately taste lemon with a hint of wheat.

It goes down smooth, with a mild amount of carbonation. It is somewhat like a soda.

Overall, this is a thirst quenching beer. It definitely will grow on you!

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spence138
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of markshhaaefer
4.48/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a bottle of this beer on a recent trip to Las Vegas. I saw it on the menu and had to try it. It was very refreshing and I ordered a second bottle. Goes well with any summer foods like bbq chicken! Not an everyday kinda beer, but an enjoyable tongue twister you should sample when you get a chance!

Photo of RENDERUSELESS
3.44/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Millertime102
5/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of my favorites

Photo of mchustz
4.98/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome summer beer. Very smooth on a tender pallet

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of danlib21
3.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing and perfect for warm weather.

Photo of slee196
2.43/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

To start with some good things, this beer does its job at quenching your thirst If you grab a cold one on a hot summer day. It's pretty refreshing too.
Did I enjoy it? -Not really.
It's too citrusy, just too much lemon flavor and nothing else. It tastes like a cheap drink to get a sorority girl drunk.
I couldn't even finish the entire bottle because it was too carbonated to the point it was almost harsh. I didn't feel like I was drinking a beer; it felt like I was drinking a soda. It was sugary and the aftertaste was somewhat perfume-like and gross.
Overall, it was a mediocre drink with faint grainy/ wheat taste. Nothing but lemons, lemons, and lemons. I'm not drinking this again.

Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.34/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MustyDusty
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
4.11/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Too Cloudy. Strong lemon, tastes more like candy than beer.

Photo of JNForsyth
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of graham3727
5/5  rDev +58.7%

Good Summer beer but not for the hardcore beer enthusiast.. good to drink on a hot day by the pool when you dont want to feel full

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of creepinjeeper
3.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

I think all of Leinenkugels' fruit beers are the same: fruity and delicious, but leave you wishing they had something more distinguishing than which fruit is in this particular beer you're drinking at that moment.

Photo of SeattleBoB76
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of scott35
3.56/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TylerSeitz52
3.4/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TargaFlorio
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of pchang90
4/5  rDev +27%

Refreshing beverage. Not too sweet.

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 3,028 ratings.