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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,935
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 441 | 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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Pens1967, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Beer21, May 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

cbcrunch, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.98/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tjsdomer2, Jul 04, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 12-pack of cans - easy drinking for a tailgate party prior to the Radiohead show in Mansfield. I have a few left over in the fridge so I thought I'd put a review in.

About a half inch of head right after the pour into a Harpoon IPA pint glass. Cloudy as hell appearance, medium yellow color. Tastes like half lemonade, half beer..sugary aftertaste. It's not so bad. I don't think I would get many complaints if I had it available for a cookout.

At 4.2% ABV, it's very easy to pound a few without even thinking about it. Very refreshing, outdoor beer but not one I would recommend if you have a crew of craft beer lovers coming over.

Celtics76, Jun 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

ItsBeer4Me, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

BigMike, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

scottwurst, Oct 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

closisinthehouse, Apr 28, 2012
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1.3/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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

sleazo, Aug 06, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Dirtinabottle, Oct 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A= pours a medium-yellow, very densely hazed almost like a good weizen except that it's more like the chemical citrus powder used in some cheap fruit-beverages. Lots of foaming carbonation causing more of a volcanic foam than a true head.

S= biting on the nose, huge whiffs of fake lemon scent like Lemon Pledge furniture polish.

T= fake lemon taste, sour powdered-citric acid bite, something that might actually be hops bite but more likely citric-acid chemical-bite.

M= sour like a LemonHeads candy disguising what seems to be the lingering taste of a really cheap bargain-barrel quality beer.

D= my stomach couldn't handle even half a bottle of this.

therica, Sep 12, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

brandonld23, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you're drinking this you know it's a shandy as clearly stated on the label summer shandy. Smell is lemony certainly. Refreshing. Taste is lightly malty wheat beer with a refreshing dose of lightly tart lemonade. It's just about right for sweetness in terms of the lemonade flavor. I wouldn't want more than a couple, but it's one of the better flavored mass produced beers I've had.

JackieTH, Jun 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

user785335, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

jroberts8811, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

schmidtmattsays, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Cooker_stp, Aug 27, 2013
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 2,935 ratings.