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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,720
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 34
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:
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(Beer added by: jj21 on 03-23-2007)
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3.15/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 01:52:40 | More by tmryan21
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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
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

05-31-2014 20:14:23 | More by KentuckyJim
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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
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

05-31-2014 17:25:33 | More by KevMo84
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-31-2014 02:18:30 | More by awizzle
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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
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

05-30-2014 04:41:21 | More by PatrickNunez
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-30-2014 02:22:05 | More by Seanem44
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

05-30-2014 01:56:52 | More by Cattman
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-30-2014 01:24:20 | More by sparx1100
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New Jersey

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
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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
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-28-2014 22:12:06 | More by spencerg293
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-28-2014 20:21:46 | More by billyrenfroe
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-28-2014 18:10:59 | More by Rosiex7
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-28-2014 05:38:56 | More by SitkaSteve
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-28-2014 01:20:34 | More by July2Nov
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-27-2014 21:46:59 | More by weller79
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-27-2014 19:24:04 | More by user785335
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New York

2/5  rDev -36.3%

05-27-2014 15:08:32 | More by AMCimpi
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-27-2014 11:05:55 | More by Gaddabble
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-27-2014 04:49:26 | More by Frothtastic
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South Carolina

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
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2014 12:57:10 | More by Latarnik
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,720 ratings.