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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,861 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,861
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 395 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

freewill35, Jun 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 14, 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 DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

DOCRW, Jan 24, 2014
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
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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

BlissJunkie, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Fargrow, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Beer4Baltimore, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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

Proclarush, Nov 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Sellen, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

tdmccarthy, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

mvanaskie13, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of soupyman10
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow, mostly opaque, with a skim of white head on top. Nose is strong on lemon, a touch of wheat. Taste is likewise - this one's nearly lemonade it's so overwhelmingly lemon. Less wheat than the flavor. I guess a hint of spice, although that might be being generous. Body is medium, solid carbonation. This one's about what you'd expect; a simple, overwhelming flavor. I guess I could throw back a bunch if I needed to.

soupyman10, Sep 12, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

victory4me, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

Braz, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of cdkrenz
2.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - The pour from the bottle actually looks like lemonade. Once in the pint it has a yellow haze and a nice glow. The head is white and loudly fades away fast.

S - The aroma is filled with malt and lemon. The scent begs to be consumed.

T - The flavor starts with a kick of lemon. It moves on to a malty middle and finishes with an odd mix of the two.

M - The feel is coarse and abrasive. Partially because of the temperature and also because of the high carbonation in the brew. I don't think the feel adds much to the beer other than a refreshment factor because it is quenching my thirst.

~ In my humble opinion I'm not to impressed with the Summer Shandy. I will say though, I think the brewers succeeding in what they were attempting to accomplish. This is a beer and not a wine cooler. It does a good job satisfying thirst and can likely be consumed in large quantities. It is not something I'd purchase necessarily but it does have it's place among beers.

cdkrenz, May 11, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ChrisMon02, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

cfinch2, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of sommersb
3.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 06-30-2012
Freshness: Best by 10-01-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, twist-cap
Glassware: Perfect pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

Appearance is cloudy yellow - it looks like lemonade. The head is 3 fingers, white, with a creamy consistency. The lacing and head retention are both good.

Aromas are big on lemons and citrus - it smells like lemonade, with a slight beery presence.

The taste features more lemon and citrus. It is tart, but not overly so. Its like a lemonade mixed with a light beer, which I think is the goal since it is modeled on a German radler. No bitterness. The flavor is good, but lacks depth.

Mouthfeel is somewhat prickly with high carbonation and the citrus notes. Body is light and the aftertaste is mainly of lemons.

Overall I found this to be an enjoyable and easy drinking summer beer. It does taste less beer-like than many brews, but if the radler is a part-beer and part-lemonade mix, then I think this may be spot-on.

sommersb, Jul 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Modernrickk, May 08, 2014
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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