Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.9/5 rDev -7.6%
my cousin wanted something new, so we got a 12 pack of this. it's alright. when i first tried it, it didn't do well for me and i ended up not drinking it. but the next day i wanted a buzz so i drank a few of these. it takes a while to get used to it.
the moment it hits your mouth it's like you're drinking water but it is quickly followed by a strange zap of lemon. it might be a bit too much lemon, in my opinion. after a while, though, like i said, it grows on you, but perhaps that is due to you drinking 4 of them and you think everything is great. i tried to find out the AC for it i believe it is around 4.5%.
if you don't want a strong beer but rather a crisp lemon taste with a little beer taste, get this. if not, i don't know.
05-31-2014 21:47:44 | More by js13
3.35/5 rDev +6.7%
Being a huge fan of wheat beers and my German mother telling me stories of her mixing weisbier with lemon or sprite as a teen, I was excited to try this brew.
Appearance - Surprising head: bout two fingers, but slightly fizzy. Understandable considering the lemonade aspect. Very white. Lacing slight and spotty. A hazy acidic yellow in color.
Smell - Lemons and lemon peel, slight yeast and maybe the tiniest hint of acetone?? Lol. Overall the lemon shines through
Taste - Bam, lemons. Was waiting for the beer taste to come, but it never did. Very light tasting. Perfect for someone who likes to get drunk, but doesn't like beer. Tasted like creamy lemonade. It was very refreshing, though. Wouldn't be bad to add a sixer to a cooler of beer for variety. Nice for the eve of a hard days work. Or maybe while mowing the lawn. Definitely a summer choice.
Mouthfeel - Light, fizzy and slightly lingering creamy.
Overall - was kind of let down. Should focus more on the BEER aspect.
05-31-2014 17:47:54 | More by TomFromtheSwamp
2.89/5 rDev -8%
12 oz can poured into pint glass
A- off cloudy light yellow, gigantic head, minimal lacing
S- nothing but lemons
T- slight sweetness,doughy, and very lemony
M- light crust with medium carbonation
O- okay feels like I'm drinking beer mixed with lemonade but definitely refreshing on a hot day
05-31-2014 00:36:44 | More by barnabasdog
2.83/5 rDev -9.9%
12oz bottle best before June 30, 2014. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a pale yellow color with 2 fingers of a white head with decent retention and some very light spotty lacing. Body is very hazy.
Smell: Artificial lemonade, slight wheat/malt character as well
Taste: Artificial lemonade, though not overpoweringly sweet. Beyond that is grain with a very slight spiciness. Somewhat off putting grain aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but somewhat thin. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not awful, but it's nowhere near good either. Even among other shandies/beer cocktails, there are better options
05-30-2014 00:52:52 | More by Jonada
3.29/5 rDev +4.8%
It was a hot summer night... Meatloaf is ringing in my ears. Actually, it's a hot spring night, but the perfect time for something refreshing like a shandy. Tasted 28 May 2014.
Pours cloudy pale lemon-straw yellow. One finger of white head, fizzy. Okay retention, not much lacing. Looks like carbonated lemonade.
Smells like carbonated lemonade. Mostly I get lemons, with a bit of sugar to complement them. Not much of the beer in there, but I'm okay with that.
Taste starts well, when it's just the lemon, but then the beer shows up, and I'm disappointed. It just sort of falls flat, with emptiness where there should be flavor, and only a faint bitter twinge to even let me know it's there. I want it to either support or contrast with the citrus acidity more than it does.
Feel is good. Light, fizzy, lasting just long enough before it dries up thoroughly.
This is my first shandy, and I'm let down. Lemonade plus good beer sounds delicious. This is lemonade plus mediocre beer.
05-29-2014 04:15:29 | More by zeledonia
3.05/5 rDev -2.9%
12 oz bottle Yellow-gold color: the look of filtered lemonade in lager beer.
Decent head for style.
An obvious lemon aroma and flavor. Better balance in the taste where the malt is also evident. Good sour/sweet balance.
O: a good version of the style. Fuller body and a touch more flavorful than most other radlers I've had.
05-26-2014 14:26:46 | More by chinchill
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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