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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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2,736 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,736
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 35
Gots: 334 | 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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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +27.4%

12-10-2012 19:15:55 | More by fishguyac
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

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
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-20-2012 23:21:03 | More by cbcrunch
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

06-20-2012 21:56:45 | More by fdig23
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user785335

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-27-2014 19:24:04 | More by user785335
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damndirtyape

Ohio

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
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-10-2012 15:48:56 | More by amishbooze
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

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
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

07-13-2013 01:44:25 | More by ScaryEd
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dsauter

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

06-22-2012 23:24:58 | More by dsauter
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

08-19-2012 20:15:35 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-07-2013 05:50:07 | More by Smurf2055
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JellyJacket

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

12-05-2012 02:45:00 | More by JellyJacket
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jroberts8811

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-19-2013 01:32:54 | More by jroberts8811
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

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
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +27.4%

11-19-2011 14:36:48 | More by richbrew
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-30-2011 00:08:33 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-17-2013 22:34:30 | More by JohnQVD
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MaddDogg84

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-01-2012 01:04:01 | More by MaddDogg84
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briandaube

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

06-03-2012 20:12:15 | More by briandaube
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mwar

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

12-02-2012 20:29:04 | More by mwar
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.5%

08-07-2012 02:59:12 | More by OldhouseRecs
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mikepcarney

Ohio

3/5  rDev -4.5%

02-22-2013 00:59:55 | More by mikepcarney
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

06-04-2013 22:23:38 | More by Roguer
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whynot44

Missouri

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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