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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry ShandyLeinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy

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70
okay

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 23.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 08-07-2012)
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eb003

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev +21.3%

Eh, not bad.

I don't know how much this resembles a "beer", but it's an interesting consumption. The appearance is a pinkish-purpley color that is somewhat cloudy like wheat beers. The smell is right on with berries and lemon. Another reviewer said it smelled like household cleaner...and I don't get that aroma myself, but it has a lemon undertone. It surely doesn't smell like a beer. The taste is very light and refreshing. It starts off very sweet and ends lightly on the palate. The mouthfeel is crisp. It has about the same amount of carbonation on the tongue as some draft ciders.

Overall it's not too bad. I got a 12 pack on sale and I'm glad I tried it. I won't say it's one of my favorites, but it's pretty good. If you like "lighter" beers and enjoy fruity beers, then this one is for you. If you're a hard core "beer guy", then I'd say not so much.

It tastes more like berry-lemonade than beer...

09-29-2012 03:47:42 | More by eb003
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RyanLaCount03

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +52.2%

This is the first shandy I ever tried after snowmobiling up north this year. The smell is very pleasant, while the taste is very good as well. Hints of lemon and blackberry are visable throughout. If you drink to many of these, they may give you a stomach ache due to the amount of carbonation. Overall, I thought this was a very good shandy and I am looking forward to the summer shandy.

02-20-2013 19:18:17 | More by RyanLaCount03
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mojohawk21

Missouri

2/5  rDev -33.6%

08-18-2013 23:51:01 | More by mojohawk21
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a really strange, yellow-ish, grapefruit tinted color, moderate haze and cloudiness; white foamy head sizzles like crazy and dissipates before almost quicker than it forms. The nose is a combination of sugary-sweet lemonade and a berry mix - I'm thinking raspberry or maybe blackberry (or maybe even both). Sweet and fruity, it smells like some kind of Kool-Aid mix that you had when you were a kid. Carbonation and crispiness is apparent on the nose, but not much in terms of malt or hops. I will say that this smells much better than Leinie's Summer Shandy, in which the lemon is too forced and artifical. Here, the lemon is more believable, probably because it's toned down and balanced by some other scents.

The beer has a wheat and grain base, very apparent from the first sip. It hits the palate thin and with great carbonation, leaving that crispy snap on your tongue. Some sweet lemon, raspberry, blackberry, some other berries I'm sure, touches of sugar. The fruity flavors don't exactly taste what I'd call "authentic", but at least they don't taste awful like other fruit beers with artificial flavoring. Many times, over-zealous fruit beers will have a medicial, chalky, and over-the-top forced flavor profile, but it's not so much the case here. The fruit is definitely the forefront (and almost the ONLY front), but it's not gagging me, which is a good start. The biggest complain here is obviously the fact that there isn't much else besides the fruit. A little bit of wheat and grain, but it's minimal, and the hops are no where to be found. At this point, why not just have a wine cooler?

Not exactly my style of beer. Lemon Berry Shandy doesn't have that authentic fruity finish like the top-notch fruit beers, but it's far from gross or off-putting. More so, it really just doesn't deliver what I'm looking for. It's not bad, and I could imagine it being ever better on a hot summer day after an afternoon of yardwork. But other than that, it doesn't have too much to offer. Lots better than the Summer Shandy, however.

09-09-2012 17:24:16 | More by tectactoe
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-18-2013 22:42:27 | More by tbryan5
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loose5682

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +8%

04-19-2013 04:14:05 | More by loose5682
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +16.6%

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, reddish-yellow in color, cloudy

Smell: ginger, lemon, and light berry

Taste: wheat, big lemon, and light berry at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body, medium-high carbonation

Overall:A good sweet shandy that works well on a hot day. I think this is the best of their shandys, yet it is a bit light on the berry taste. I would get it again if I was up for this style of beer.

07-29-2013 14:15:03 | More by tigg924
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-02-2014 01:48:09 | More by ccurrid
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

08-01-2013 02:45:12 | More by Cynic-ale
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

3/5  rDev -0.3%

02-27-2013 01:29:47 | More by HeyYoMar
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Dinkel

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

08-09-2013 22:22:59 | More by Dinkel
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-13-2012 20:43:26 | More by jminch
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

05-16-2013 11:14:44 | More by williamjbauer
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

10-28-2012 20:37:53 | More by mrosenfeld32
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-19-2013 11:53:28 | More by aengleman
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

06-21-2014 00:10:13 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev -0.3%

01-23-2014 03:59:57 | More by cmwilliq
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

02-27-2013 05:43:19 | More by Adkins1203
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DarrellK

Florida

4/5  rDev +32.9%

09-08-2012 21:13:08 | More by DarrellK
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +32.9%

09-04-2012 12:34:35 | More by sgttibbs
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-25-2012 23:39:07 | More by richkrull
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Auraan

Arizona

3/5  rDev -0.3%

12-29-2012 05:10:16 | More by Auraan
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-09-2012 04:26:21 | More by acurtis
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Arherring

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +8%

10-07-2012 21:22:54 | More by Arherring
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Brenden

Ohio

3/5  rDev -0.3%

This beer pours out of the can capped by a reasonably sized lightly orange-tinted, fluffy head. It settles in the glass a murky orange-mauve sort of color. It actually manages to leaves patchy lacing in moderation and, also to my surprise, something remains of the head the whole way.
I'm not sure what substance there is to this beer because, while there's a light smattering of pale malts, I'm not getting much else besides powdered drink mix in the nose.
I was pretty sure going into it that this beer was just a mix of lemon shandy and berry weiss; now I'm convinced. While there really isn't much substance to it, the flavor does show a bit more in terms of a mildly floral note along with the fruit, with pale malts remaining throughout.
The feel actually isn't bad; it's light-bodied but not more than expected, and not watery. While it flattens out just a little (never entirely), crispness is enforced by a strong carbonation, which also provides a bit of smoothness as well.

11-08-2012 15:50:34 | More by Brenden
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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.