Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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