Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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