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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,805 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,805
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 363 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ChrisL24481, Jul 17, 2012
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
Photo of Nolen12
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Nolen12, May 16, 2013
Photo of KajII
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…

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KajII, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of lovindahops
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

lovindahops, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of ucsbmullet
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

ucsbmullet, May 29, 2012
Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -4.5%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of daledeee
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
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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

PHBoiler, Jan 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ZachT, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of JoeMans
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

JoeMans, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

stumac, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of deadliest
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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

touchmeimsac, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

PaBeerLover, Sep 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +59.2%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of bort11
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a hefe glass. Tall whipped cream-like white head that has some good retention. Thin spots of lace stick here and there to the glass. Hazy lemony yellow body color.

Smell is like Country Time lemonade mix. Very artificial. Taste is also predominantly lemonade with the slightest hint of wheat.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. A refreshing lemon aftertaste. I really wasn't expecting to like this, but it is a lot better than I thought it would be. It's nothing serious to be sure, but would be great for a BBQ.

bort11, May 20, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

aquazr1, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

OKCNittany, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of colts9016
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A nice golden yellowish orange hazy color.
Nose: Toasted malt and lemons hints of hops and molasses.
Taste: Toasted malt hints of lemon but it is kinda balanced. There was a slight bit of tartness in finish but overall a nice clean and easy beer to drink. I think Samuel Adams has a little bit better summer beer.

colts9016, Dec 07, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

BlissJunkie, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried this on-tap at a small local bar in Janesville, WI. This summer seasonal pours a hazy pale yellow color with a foamy white head. Mild scent of lemons and straw. Smooth lemony flavor with cheap straw grains. A little too watery but still a great refreshing drink for a hot summer day.

Lemke10, Aug 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

freewill35, Jun 21, 2012
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,805 ratings.