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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,861
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 395 | FT: 1
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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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

rudabegga9, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

pirmannt1, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Great summer beer

RJLarse, Sep 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

dkw0063, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Duhast500
3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a frosty mug.

The color of this beer is a foggy yellow that does not allow you to see to the other side. Some foamy white head on top and some little lacing left on the glass.

The smell is really strong with a citrus flavor. Lemon comes right out and announces itself with a nice bit of wheat flavor. Nice and crisp from the nose.

The taste is really lemon flavored at first and really seem to hold back anything else from being noticed. Just as you think it will be all lemon, some bitter hop comes in ever so slightly so as not to go by without a hint. From there it's a slight wheat feel and then the lemon kisses the end of the beer as it goes down.

The feel of this beer is light and goes down really well so long as the strong lemon flavor does not overpower you and turn you off. I liked this beer a bit but I realize that it was helped a bit from the beach being only feet away as I review this. That being said, a really good summer beer but really only a summer beer.

Duhast500, Jul 21, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

millelacsmark, Nov 15, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

deadliest, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

calcnerd, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

stumac, Jun 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

ralerwen, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

ucsbmullet, May 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ChrisL24481, Jul 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

lovindahops, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

braican, May 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of MrMcGibblets
2.03/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: hazy light straw, minimal white head/lace.
S: lemons
T: tastes more like a lightly sweet artificial powdered lemonade than beer, but at least it's not super-sour or overly sweet.
M: thin, puckering, effervescent.
D: hard to finish one, unless i had a real hankering for lemonade. as far as lemonade goes, it's not terrible. as far as beer goes...

MrMcGibblets, Jun 23, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Nolen12, May 16, 2013
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2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy light amber with a very small white foamy head that diminished in a matter of seconds and had poor runny lacing.

The Aroma was light grain malt, a very mild grassy hop and a soapy yeast with a note of citrus (lemon).

The taste was kind of light and a little malty with a decent yeast presence throughout with the finish having a mild citrus taste towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a yeasty lemon taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a tad watery in texture with a somewhat lively carbonation.

Overall this was a brew with a refreshing citrus wheat flavor and an easy drinkability. It would make a good summertime brew for those who prefer a lighter beer…


KajII, Mar 10, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

PHBoiler, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: A hazy blonde, that is quite cloudy. Not a very pleasing color.

S: Just kind of like a yeasty, sweet smelling "beer", but that is it. It is a very flat smell.

T: Slightly sweet with just a tinge of lemon in there. There is the standard beer taste in there but it is very flat and mild.

M: Almost no carbonation, with a barely perceptible bit of it at the end in the form of a few light tiny bubbles that seems to just brush your tongue like a feather.

O: I got this after trying Fentiman's Shandy, which I got because I had heard of this Shandy and looked up the style. Fentiman's is sweet and tastes almost like a cola, but this is more towards the beer and lemon side of it.

gillagorilla, Jun 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

aquazr1, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A can got left in my fridge so I thought I would try it.

This poured a very light and very cloudy yellow. It started with a nice head but that went away quickly.

The nose is strong tart lemonade. I like that when I drink lemonade. We shall see if it is good for beer...

Taste is pretty much lemonade. The finish is too dry for me; rather astringent. Lemon rind becomes apparent in the finish. This does not taste much like beer but more like carbonated lemonade.

daledeee, Jul 18, 2010
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.