Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +27.4%
I poured this beer into a perfect pint glass, it has a fizzy white head on top of a lemon yellow body. The smell is of fresh lemons. It taste nice of lemons, no hops to speak of. The mouth feel is nice and crisp. The beer overall i think is good for a nice summer beer.
05-24-2011 02:56:02 | More by chefhatt
3.19/5 rDev +1.6%
16 oz can poured into a shaker pint glass. Best before Jun1013. Batch stamp F01140030
Appearance: Very cloudy / translucent light yellow beer with a bone white head that died down slowly over time to leave just a thick ring at the edge. Some initial lacing, but gone by about halfway through the beer.
Smell: Grainy, with a hint of lemonade to it.
Taste: Light, crisp. Very much like a light beer mixed with lemonade. Crisp and clean malt up front, then that lemonade sweetness in the middle, and a mild lemon tart finish. Tasty enough.
Mouthfeel: Lightly fizzy, with some of the stickiness and juiciness you would expect from a lemonade mixed with a beer.
Overall / Drinkability: I think this is pretty close to being a real shandy - just wish the beer had more backbone to it and then I think it would be a more interesting beer rather than just an average one. However, I will give it high marks for being quite drinkable and refreshing. Otherwise nothing special.
05-27-2013 22:59:19 | More by damndirtyape
3.68/5 rDev +17.2%
Bottle from a 6-pack with 07218 mark (best by July, 21, 2008)
A- Looks like a very sweet lemonade. Transluscent, but I can't see through it. Fizzy head with soda bubbles.
S- Smells like a hard lemonade. I was expecting beer, but all liquor is good.
T- Not enough lemon flavor to be hard lemonade and not enough beer flavor to be a beer. Nothing offensive, but nothing impressive.
M&D- Feels light bodied and watery which is what I like. Easy to pound down when well refrigerated. Goes down like a nice glass of mineral water.
Overall- I will drink this when I want a light, refreshing, non-filling alcoholic beverage. Which is not often.
P.S.- This does not taste like other American Pale Wheat Ales. More like a Fruit/Vegetable beer if even a beer.
05-14-2008 04:15:29 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
2.93/5 rDev -6.7%
My father-in-law gave me this to see what I thought. Sampled from a bottle best by 10/10/11. Bright, hazy yellow color with a fizzy white head that leaves a decent white cap. That was the best part. Surprisingly medium bodied with assertive carbonation. Smell and taste was lemons with orange zest. The aftertaste basically left you feeling as though you were drinking lemon concentrate. This is a beer that would be enjoyed by non-drinkers or Coors Light lovers.
07-30-2011 19:23:10 | More by IronLover
3.03/5 rDev -3.5%
Strange brew! Lemonade with a head! Cloudy pale straw yellow color with a decent, although short-lived, foamy white head, even managed a little lace.
The aroma is almost straight lemon zest.
The taste is also mostly tart lemon, just hints of wheat and cloves and some mild hops at the end. The finish is tart with a lingering lemon zest tang. No excessive sweetness.
Light bodied, drinkable, especially ice cold. Worth trying as a summer cooler. Not much like beer. but it's not bad, and is refreshing on a hot day.
05-24-2007 07:25:46 | More by whynot44
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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