Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,413 ratings.