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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,880
Reviews: 566
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 408 | 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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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 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 dexterk1
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%

dexterk1, Apr 29, 2013
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
Photo of KJ2013
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of leinie13
5/5  rDev +59.2%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev -4.5%

KeyWestGator, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of NateMac13
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of touchmeimsac
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of JVan
3/5  rDev -4.5%

JVan, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

freewill35, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of PaBeerLover
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

PaBeerLover, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Beer4Baltimore, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Fargrow, Oct 01, 2014
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
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3/5  rDev -4.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Sweffin, Jun 26, 2013
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
Photo of tdmccarthy
3/5  rDev -4.5%

tdmccarthy, Feb 22, 2012
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
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

Braz, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of zrab11
3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden yellow with small head

S- Strong lemon notes with some hints of yeast

T- Lemon hits you right away but its nottoo strong.

M-Light bodied with average carbonation

D- Love this "beer". i know it may not be considered a beer by some but dang this is soo good and easy to drink on a hot summer day!

zrab11, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Sellen, Jul 23, 2014
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 2,880 ratings.