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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,701 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,701
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.25%
Wants: 31
Gots: 312 | 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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New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-23-2013 22:52:28 | More by gshackles
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ralerwen

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.5%

10-08-2012 20:12:23 | More by CWhite
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

05-01-2012 03:15:17 | More by JimGlonke
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GFD400

New York

2/5  rDev -36.3%

08-30-2012 18:28:09 | More by GFD400
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braican

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-13-2012 15:44:02 | More by braican
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +26.8%

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.

07-04-2010 00:53:31 | More by tjsdomer2
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Ralphs66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-05-2013 22:33:38 | More by Ralphs66
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Modernrickk

California

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-08-2014 13:51:55 | More by Modernrickk
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sleazo

New York

1.3/5  rDev -58.6%

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

08-06-2007 04:32:07 | More by sleazo
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

07-06-2013 03:44:19 | More by Troville1990
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2014 14:33:43 | More by jjd315
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-16-2014 14:22:54 | More by KeyWestGator
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev +22.3%

A: This beer screams summer to me, a lemon shandy.. the best appearance for a beer on a very hot summer day in my opinion.

S: Lemons, lemons and more lemons. faint lemon rind smell.

T: Tart at first, then mellows out almost like a lemonhead candy. wonderfully tasty and quenching when its miserable hot out.

M: Thin and crisp, yep.

O: Session friendly. Kicked many of these back in college.. great beer for chilling around the house/pool/lake on a nice Michigan summer day.

05-13-2012 02:45:50 | More by Drk93TT
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,701 ratings.