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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,413
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 23.32%
Wants: 25
Gots: 177 | 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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lucasj82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-13-2013 01:32:12 | More by lucasj82
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

01-24-2014 20:54:14 | More by DOCRW
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

05-16-2013 20:11:47 | More by Nolen12
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

05-09-2014 04:53:34 | More by bmjivi221
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samie85

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy dark urine color with two fingers of white head.

Smells of strong lemon pledge and lemon rind.

Wheat and lemon rind with some light bitterness on the finish.

Light-bodied with crisp carbonation and a tart, drying finish.

I can definitely see the appeal of this one, it's just not my thing. I'm not sure how traditional this "shandy" is anyways.

Serving type: can

04-11-2012 23:32:00 | More by samie85
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

05-11-2014 05:37:47 | More by DaftPatrick
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JVan

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-20-2012 15:17:36 | More by JVan
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

11-26-2012 08:09:56 | More by Braz
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

06-26-2014 04:39:08 | More by ZachT
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cfinch2

Virginia

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-12-2012 14:23:56 | More by cfinch2
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.2%

10-08-2012 20:12:23 | More by CWhite
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

10-05-2013 19:31:42 | More by KJ2013
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-29-2014 17:38:21 | More by Belittle
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Bartos

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

01-16-2014 15:53:28 | More by Bartos
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-29-2012 16:12:25 | More by ucsbmullet
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

11-24-2012 00:30:37 | More by hockeyfighter19
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale, cloudy yellow. Like Hoegaarden. Not as much foam, but good lacing.

Smell: Lemon with an earthy lemongrass aroma as well. I would like this a bit stronger though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Summer Shandy lives up to its billing as a mixture of lemonade and beer. I know they serve stuff like this in Germany, particularly in the Munich area. I have to say I find the taste quite pleasant and detect an acceptable amount of malt as well in the finish. I worried this would taste like Sprite. I'm glad to be wrong.

Drinkability: Hey, it's lemonade.

Overall: It's not the greatest beer in the planet. But really? Is that the point with Summer Shandy? No. It's meant to be a refreshing SUMMER SHANDY. On those grounds I give this beer a positive review.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 00:53:31 | More by tjsdomer2
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NateMac13

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

08-17-2012 14:31:50 | More by NateMac13
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.2%

05-20-2014 15:52:45 | More by jaswilson2
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-15-2013 22:10:08 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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sleazo

New York

1.3/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This sounded like a good idea after a sweltering hot Cubs game. Little did I know that I was wrong. This comes straight at you with an artificial lemon scent and taste. This "lemon" taste masks any traces of malt or hops. A real Shandy is refreshing, this tastes more like Mr Clean. mouthfeel was light. I didn't finish this one.

I would recommend mixing fresh squeezed lemonade with a decent lager. This is more like a Smiroff ice type artificial tasting malternative

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2007 04:32:07 | More by sleazo
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

05-01-2012 03:15:17 | More by JimGlonke
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pint glass: presents very nicely, straw gold color with nice density and bright white head that lingers.

Smell is lemony, nearly lemonadey, almost too much so, but its refreshing; hints of wheat malt are there but feint.

Taste is almost exactly lemondade, tough to call this a beer but there is some malt/wheat flavors there.

Mouthfeel is slightly puckering heavy on the tongue in terms of sweetness, but dries in the finish.

Overall, this a suprisingly decent beer for the style attempt; if you have had shandies they are sweet and slightly malt; this nearly passes for fanta, i'd drink some after a long bike ride or day in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 23:37:41 | More by mvanaskie13
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Ralphs66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

08-05-2013 22:33:38 | More by Ralphs66
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-08-2014 03:16:50 | More by PA-Michigander
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,413 ratings.