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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,722 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,722
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 34
Gots: 322 | 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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JVan

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-25-2012 01:41:57 | More by Archemedies
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rudabegga9

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

02-08-2014 00:12:13 | More by rudabegga9
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aquazr1

California

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-11-2013 03:02:37 | More by aquazr1
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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

New York

2.2/5  rDev -29.9%

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. pours a hazy lemon yellow with a single finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly.

aroma is distinctly of lemonade, with a bit of pale and wheat malt mixed in. the fruit overpowers any other aromas (if there are any), much like a berry weiss.

taste is of lemon and wheat malt. the lemons taste rather bland, without much character, along with residual wheat malt that lightens the body but adds nothing to the profile. not impressive.

mouthfeel is light bodied and watery, with a clean finish of only a touch of residual lemon.

drinkability is not good. this is reminiscent of under-sweetened, overwatered lemonade. aside from that, the malts just get in the way of the lemon flavor, making this one easily passed up.

04-08-2008 00:07:47 | More by botham
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Jordy777

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 03:21:09 | More by Jordy777
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +8.3%

This one pours a whitish yellow color and settle a lightly hazed straw color that resembles lemon juice. A fast dissipating inch of white head is observed. The nose is very lemony and citrus infused. Lemon & lime peel zest create the bouquet. Although quite tasty and citrusy up front, the after taste just reminds me of a watered down lemon/lime soft drink. Nothing too bold. The mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied, this is the highlight of this brew and certainly makes up for what lacks in the taste, considering how hot it is outside. Great for a hot day like today!

05-31-2011 05:48:01 | More by ChugginOil
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dkw0063

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-01-2012 15:02:22 | More by dkw0063
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +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.

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

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-11-2014 03:39:12 | More by JoeMans
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-05-2012 19:50:03 | More by OriolesFan1008
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-22-2012 00:49:25 | More by tdmccarthy
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-26-2013 03:53:40 | More by Sweffin
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours a cloudy straw color with thick fluffy head. Smells like lemons with a little bit of wheat beer mixed in. Tastes pretty much like it smells, lemonade all the way through until the end where you can detect a wheat beer and citrus bitterness. A lemon overload. Mouthfeel is ok. I do like lemons, so it is definitely drinkable, but on a summer day I would prefer a hefe or something slightly less acidic and citrus tasting.

05-02-2009 01:45:20 | More by Kromes
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -60.2%

A- murky lemon yellow. bif foaming white head fizzles down fast with some spots of lace left behind. little bits of yeast float about in the brew.

S- lemon candy and dish soap with no other detectable aromas.

T- artificial and medicinal, lemon soap, some plain white bread in the finish with an unpleasant aftertaste.

MF- thin, fizzy, and starchy feeling. not all that refreshing due to the strange flavor.

D- i've made my own radlers by mixing home made lemonade with a good german beer, but this is undrinkable for me.

12-08-2008 06:38:22 | More by hustlesworth
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-07-2013 03:14:17 | More by NYR_Rob
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.5%

11-15-2011 22:32:39 | More by millelacsmark
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deadliest

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-14-2013 00:37:56 | More by deadliest
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

11-24-2012 00:30:37 | More by hockeyfighter19
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cfinch2

Virginia

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

04-21-2014 16:05:34 | More by ralerwen
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samie85

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

04-11-2012 23:32:00 | More by samie85
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,722 ratings.