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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry ShandyLeinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy

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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 23.1%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 08-07-2012)
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.49/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

date stamped on bottom of 12oz can JUN3014
L - odd hazy pink color, foamy white head remains persistent
S - lemon soda, indistinguishable berries
T - sweet, lemon, mixed berries, biscuity malt
F - lighter body, refreshing
O - this was ok, not something I would ever seek out. I like their orange shandy more than this one.

Serving type: can

04-11-2014 03:19:49 | More by barnzy78
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alphagnome

Iowa

2.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Hazy, grapefruit colored body. Thin, white ring for a head. Carbonation is practically nonexistent. Traces of lacing.

Aroma:
Cavity-inducing sweet! Aroma is purely lemonade... Sweet, sweet lemonade. Notes of blackberry tossed in for good measure.

Taste:
Leinenkugel didn't want to disappoint fans of their shandy products. To keep with this trend, this one is dominant lemonade. Blackberries liven up the party a bit, but the taste is super sweet and forgettable.

Mouthfeel:
Light to medium body. Respectable carbonation. No noticeable alcohol.

Overall:
How is this a beer? This is a spiked blackberry lemonade. To sweet to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 02:03:24 | More by alphagnome
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.96/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 1/11/14 though I have had this one several times before. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a slight hazy reddish orange in color with a 1-finger white head that doesn't last a real long time. Spotty lacing was seen with each sip. A good amount of bubbles streaming up from the bottom and sides on the glass. The aroma is very pleasant of sweet raspberries & blackberries and lemonade with grains. The taste is right up front with a strong berry taste and then with a tart lemonade and ale finish. Great balance of the different flavors coming together. A great 'anytime' brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 16:55:13 | More by BeerWithMike
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BSK_ONE

New Jersey

2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

There is a time and a place for this beer. Warm weather, outdoor baseball game maybe. Inside, in December, on a Wednesday night, isn't helping it's cause any.

The strong artificial smell and taste of the lemons and berries remind me more of a wine cooler than a beer. The fake citrus nose and taste is the exact opposite of subtle.

The appearance actually peaked my interest, with it's cloudy rosy gold color and the carbonation is tiny, consistent and prevalent.

Overall, pick your spots to enjoy one of these beers. Like a picnic in the park, with your girlfriend, who uses a lot of hairspray. So if the wind should drop a hair in your beer, none the wiser.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 02:01:02 | More by BSK_ONE
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RickS95

Indiana

2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Has some beer-like qualities. Hazy, dark peach color with fruity things in suspension. The head isn't thick, but it never fully dissipates...really. The bubbles are thin and uniform, and give a thin lace. Think wit with some fruit.

Scents include artificial lemonade and raspberry. Similar to their Summer Shandy. The lemon is more prevalent than the berry, but the berries at least make an appearance.

Taste is similar to the smell. Slight wheat presence, but the fake fruit taste overwhelms.

It's a bit carbonated for me. Each sip burns my throat. It's plenty tangy and tart. Very sweet and artificial. It's certainly clean and crisp, it just goes about it a little differently than I'd like.

Not an awful 'beer' for being a shandy, just kind of hard to consider it a good beer when they use fruit juice instead of actual fruit. I could do without the bite of the carbonation. Certainly sessionable if you don't mind the beating your throat will take.

Serving type: can

09-27-2013 02:14:22 | More by RickS95
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy has a very thick, slightly tinted white head, a very hazy, pink-orange appearance, with a large, swirling, gray cloud of sediment descending, with lots of ascending bubble streams. There are some lacing rings left behind. The aroma is of lemon drink, and the flavor is of sugary, lemon drink, sourness, citrus juice, and white bread. Mouthfeel is mostly heavy. Leinenkugel’s Lemon Berry Shandy finishes juice dry, very sweet, and gulpable. Overall, for what it is- a fruit/beer concoction, it is very good. For beer over all, it is only average. It is just too sweet!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 14:05:03 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Zorro

California

2.54/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Last beer out of a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy variety pack.

Cloudy with a faint reddish purple color to it. Tall purplish-white colored head forms and then disappears.

Smells strongly of berries and lemon and sugar. Smells like blackberry soda.

Starts out sweet with a strong berry flavor and a sour lemon finish. Faint beer flavor but this is mostly berry flavored.

Mouthfeel is soda.

Overall it is drinkable but is closer to soda than beer.

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 23:23:37 | More by Zorro
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Pegasus

Texas

3.21/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish-orange body, crowned by a moderate, dense cloud-top head. Thick lacing is thick and leaves sheets on the glass walls. Profuse streams of fine bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Very sweet aroma of raspberries, blackberries, and lemonade. There is a note of candied citrus rind as well.

Taste: Opens with moderately sweet berry notes and spicy wheat malt. While the wheat malt opens strong, the berry and lemonade flavors soon gain ascendency. That being said, the fruit flavors are not as strong as the aroma would suggest, and so there is more balance to the taste than expected. Finishes with a mild blackberry flourish.

Mouth feel: Fairly full, with slightly zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: This turned out to be better than expected, it could have leaned more in the direction of an "alco-pop malternative", but, thankfully did not. This would be refreshing on a hot summer day, and with its lower ABV (4.5%), is also well-suited to warmer weather. This might also appeal to friends who are wary of craft beer.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 23:44:08 | More by Pegasus
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy reddish orange with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a little lacing. Smells of lemon and berries, but very artificial. Tastes of very fake berries and slight grain, but it is very fake. Beer is carbonated fine and does go down fine, light body. Overall, an average beer.

Serving type: can

08-07-2013 02:08:02 | More by cyclonece09
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A- The good: 1-finger pure white head, abundant carbonation, a bit of lacing.
The bad: an awful reddish color. Blackberry-lemon-wheat mix that had no appeal for me at all.

S- Berry sweetness with lemon on the side. The blackberry was strong enough to make me pause and double check to make sure it was really beer.

T- The berry is to strong for me, the lemon goes to waste in this offering. Not much else.

M- Syrupy sweet carbonation, blackberry soda-like.

O- Summer shandy I like, the orange shandy isn't bad either. This one's a mistake. My review is tempered a bit by my like for Leinie.

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 22:56:56 | More by NiceTaps
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 fl oz aluminum can acquired as part of the Leinenkugel summer variety box (12 pack). "A crisp and refreshing shandy style beer perfect for any occasion." Reviewed as a radler. Label art is pretty good for the price point. 4.2% ABV confirmed. I don't see a best before/bottled on date. Expectations are below average given the brewery.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Reviewed in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. I purchased it at the Ralph's grocery in Santa Monica.

A: Pours a seemingly overcarbonated four finger wide head of biege/murky pink colour. Okay creaminess. Fairly soft complexion. Okay thickness. Good (~6 minute) retention. No lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a murky dull grey-peach. It's as unevocative, dull, and noncommital as I've ever seen. What a terrible colour for a beer; I mean damn does it look bland. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nontransparent; quasitranslucent.

Looks pretty shite, admittedly. I'm reserving judgment.

Sm: Fruit syrup - lemon zest, black currant, grape, cherry soda additive. Blackberry. Artificial and garbage. Fake lemon extract is dominant. Crystal malt, cancerous sugars, more off-putting syrup. Smells like an overly sweet candy intended for the seven year old demographic. No yeast character, hop notes, or alcohol is detectable. Not really a beer aroma, honestly. Moderate in strength.

T: Syrupy candy-like fruit syrups are rampant here: lemon, blackberry, grape, blackcurrant, raspberry, cherry. Bleh. Crystal malt. Residual sugars: sugarcane, white crystallized sugar, aspartame. No real hop character to speak of. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Artificial. A light tartness is the most pleasant aspect of this brew. Poorly balanced and constructed; no complexity or subtlety here. Pretty garbage for a radler, but nevertheless strangely enjoyable for what it is so long as you don't expect it to be a beer.

Mf: Artificial, smooth, wet, and a touch fizzy. A biteen overcarbonated - but less so than most beers. Passable thickness. Okay presence on the palate for what it is. Not oily, harsh, or biting. Meh.

Dr: Downable but immediately forgettable. This will find its audience, but that audience is not the discerning beer drinker. It's far from great - even for a radler/shandy - but it does make for a decent sipping beverage to sneak into the movies to pair with greasy popcorn. It has its place, but I won't be returning to it if I have to pay for it. It's not awful, though many reviewers will attack it out of elitism. Truthfully, it's drinkable but unenjoyable as a beer.

Low C-

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 05:43:48 | More by kojevergas
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a can of Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy a couple days in a mixed shandy pack for $13.29 at Meijers. Leinenkugels Summer Shandy is one of my go to Disc Golfing beers, so I thought I would try the berry version to see how it stacks up. The variety pack just showed up so it's fairly fresh. Poured from 12oz can into an imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's very similar to the Summer Shandy can but with some berrys on it. It poured a pretty hazy orange/red color that took on some red hues when held to the light with two fingers worth of off white head that had a slight pink hue to it and it faded to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left some nice lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, the color is a little weird but the head and lacing were nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by a pretty noticeable berry aroma with no one berry sticking out the most and it's followed by that typical summer shandy lemon flavors which blends nicely with the berry flavors. Up next I get some grainy and slightly bready malts with some doughy yeast aromas in the background. The aroma is ok, it's the lemon and berry aromas go good together the berry aromas are a little to heavy handed.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with berrys showing up first imparting a generic mixed berry flavor followed by the typical summer shandy lemonade flavor, they mix well together but I think the berry is just a little too overpowering. Up next I get some a some grainy and very bready malts with some doughy yeast in the background, and pretty much no bitterness with some light tartness and a berry. bready and lemonade like aftertaste.

M- Smooth, fairly creamy, refreshing, medium bodied, with a slight lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was an OK beer and a slightly above average example of the style, the berry flavors was a little overpowering but other than that it blended well with the summer shandy base. This beer had pretty good drinkability, it was refreshing, and the flavors did a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink more than a few of these on a hot summer afternoon, but i think it's a little less drinkable than summer shandy. What I liked the most about this beer was the drinkability, it was really nice, and just what I need on a hot summer day on the disc golf course. What I liked the least about this beer was the balance, i wish the berrys were toned down a little bit so they didn't overpower the lemonade flavors. I would buy this beer again, it's great for those warm days of disc golf and I recommend it to most people who like shandys. All in all i was happy with this beer, I still like summer shandy more, but this was nice variation of that and it will be nice to mix it up with a couple cans of this, nice work Leinenkugel's.

Serving type: can

06-11-2013 22:28:04 | More by StoutHunter
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gillagorilla

Maryland

2.54/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: A hazy/cloudy pink beverage that appears like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice.

S: Sweet smelling but only slightly acidic, with that yeastiness coming through.

T: You get this weird kind of fruit juice flavor, closely followed by that yeastiness that I have had in a lot of my beers lately. It tastes a bit like grapefruit juice at the beginning but that is.

M: Almost no carbonation to speak of. There is ever the tiniest bit of foamy bubbles at the end though.

O: Not good. Even though I had their Summer Shandy a few days ago, I can barely remember the taste, but I believe the other one tasted a bit better. I was intrigued by the style and how it would taste, but these have not been good. Get some Fentimans if you want to try out the style, even though it might not be heavy on the beer side.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 05:16:20 | More by gillagorilla
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LoveMyBeer1991

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a pinkish brown color with a small head that dissapates quickly. 

S-lemons and berries. 

T-tastes of lemonade and berries. Not much else.

M-good carbonation

O-very good beer. Perfect for a hot day. Would have no problem downing a whole six pack. Might go get a 12 pack.  

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 17:55:18 | More by LoveMyBeer1991
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

All it took was a recent visit to Al's of Hampden in Enola to find the CAN that I coveted. Now all that remains is a review in support of The CANQuest (TM).

From the CAN: "The pride of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin since 1867."; "A crisp and refreshing Shandy style beer perfect for any occasion".

One of my colleagues recently had a fundraiser that involved a cotton candy machine. The momentary two fingers of fizzy pink head following the Crack and Glug reminded me of cotton candy. Color was a hazy pink and I was beginning to question my manhood. Nose was really sweet with an unnatural citrus-berry scent. They may claim "... blackberry juice and natural flavors" all they want, but I remain dubious. Mouthfeel was rather thin with an immediate lemony tang on the tongue, followed by a pleasant sweetness, but I could not specifically identify it as blackberry. Finish was semi-sweet and I felt like I had been drinking a cooler. It was not bad on a humid evening, but I would be embarrassed to drink it outside of my house and no matter what, a couple would be plenty. Read into that what you will. I'm keeping my original numbers.

The below is from my original bottle review, dtd 10-30-2012 w/a:5; s: 2.5; t: 3; m: 3; o: 2.5

It is amazing what I have found in my refrigerator over these last few days of Frankenstorm 2012! It is even more amazing that this comes in a CAN and I am reviewing it from a bottle. Will wonders never cease?

The pour was somehow shocking to me as I did not expect it to be pink! Well, I should have known - it is the end of October and this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its signature color of pink. Think Pink, baby! Even the finger of foamy head with its moderate retention was a light shade of pink. I'm calling the Pink Panther for some help with this one. Color was a hazy pink, like freshly-squeezed pink grapefruit juice. Nose smelled like kiddie candy! Lemon, yes, along with a generic berry sweetness. My Old Lady would scoff at this stuff. Mouthfeel was medium and it had a greater tartness than I was expecting from the super-sweet nose. That is not to suggest that I found it to be terribly enjoyable, however. The label read "Weiss Beer with Blackberry Juice and Natural Flavors", but it seemed like a lot of the esters were chemically produced. It simply did not have a natural taste to me. Warming, I was getting more and more tartness and the label indicates red raspberries also, which can impart tartness. Maybe there was truth in advertising here, but it still seems a bit feminine for this bearded weirdo. I have a reputation to uphold, after all. This just struck me as something to foist off on those annoying chicks who still claim that they don't like beer. Baby, with the plethora of solid craft beers available today, how can you still not find something to your liking?!? Have one of these while the Old Lady and I do our thing.

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 01:40:25 | More by woodychandler
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.11/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a very hazy-murky pinkish orange colored brew. Upon poring there is a big billowy pinkish tinted head that fades rather fast and leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is very sweet with a big aroma of lemonade. Mixed with these smells are some lighter aromas of a blueberry and raspberry smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong lemonade sweetness mixed with a little bit of a malt taste. The sweeter lemonade flavor remains rather constant throughout the taste and is joined more toward the middle by some flavors of a nondescript candy like berry. A light amount of a musky and floral flavors come to the tongue at the end leaving an overall sweet lemonade flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew was very thin in creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that was on the more average side. Both are good for the sweet and fruity flavors for the brew and make for an easy drinker.

Overall – Well not really anything all that amazing. Like a hard lemonade light beer blend. It may be good for a hot summer day after mowing the lawn, but otherwise nothing I would really go for on any real occasion.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 00:48:46 | More by Darkmagus82
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Kooz

New York

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice look to it--somewhat opaque, decent head when poured un-aggressively into a pint glass. smells sweet--mostly lemon. Almost smells like lemon-scented floor cleaner. It's nice, but unsettling. Tastes pretty good--it's sweet, even for a shandy, so it's a bit out of balance. But overall, it's refreshing and pleasant. I could have a few before the sweetness gets to me. Decent body, not too full, but okay. I'd like it to be slightly crisper, but it's good.

Overall, this is an above-average beer. It's a nice alternative on a hot summer's day to a Bud Lime or Miller Chill. It doesn't rate with better beers, and really isn't what I expect from Leinenkugel's, but it's not bad by any stretch. You can't go wrong bringing 12 of these to your next summer BBQ.

I just read a few reviews, and it's been said this tastes more like a "malt beverage" than a beer. That's fair to a certain extent--the sweetness is similar to what you get in those types of beverages. That said, this is a decent offering. (FYI, I did not change my rating.)

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 21:37:46 | More by Kooz
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bnes09

Illinois

2.08/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nice orange color and somewhat hazy. Descent head on the pour with solid retention and a few lace blotches.

Smells like berries and lemons, sweet overall.

Can't taste the malt underneath the overly sweet and mildly tart blackberries and lemon. No hop character to speak of.

Light bodied. Well carbonated but the sugar makes it slick and sticky on the tongue.

As a refreshing summer drink, its ok but as a beer, well, I don't think I can call it beer at all. Tastes more like lemonade to me. I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 04:48:55 | More by bnes09
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz twist off bottle served in a pint glass. May 2013 printed on the neck of the bottle, so assuming the beer wasn't delivered in a time machine, I'm guessing this is a best before date.

Appearance: Dark orange color. An aggressive pour yielded a 3 finger soapy head that dissipated fairly quickly, but did leave some nice lacing.

Smell: Lemon, generic red berry and wheat. The lemon and berry aromas are totally artificial, but not unpleasant. Kind of like a starburst or other type of fruit candy.

Taste: Sweet, with a hint of tartness. The flavors more or less follow the nose with artificial berry and lemon being the most prevalent. There are some faint hints of orange, wheat along with some floral notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Completely artificial tasting and really more of a "malt beverage" than a beer, but with that being said it's still not bad. Not something I'm going to want often, but every once in a while it could work as a guilty pleasure on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:17:28 | More by Jonada
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Turbokat

Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fruity-Lemony
No bitter aftertaste
Good choice for someone who doesn't like most beers
I can put a couple of these away on a hot summer day

I was not much of a beer drinker...had a few favorites which didn't last on the market very long. Hope this does!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 02:51:28 | More by Turbokat
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

2.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale red with a 1 finger slightly pinkish head

S - Wow that smells sweet! Smells like berries and malt!

T - Just like the smell. Very sweet with an emphasis on berries, I could pick up just a hint of the lemon as well. I tasted like carbonated Kool-Aid to me!

M - Very light, thin beer with lots of carbonation

O - Not bad, but I wouldnt want more than one. Too sweet for me. Its not what I'm looking for when Im wanting to drink a beer, but for what they were trying to create probably spot on.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 20:45:45 | More by Goosehunter75
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is copper with some lighter reddish hues, head is off to bright white with some redness.

Smell is sugary sweet, syrupy, kinda like soda, notes of berries and lemon.

Taste is literally like soda, syrupy, sweet, lemons, berries, maybe a dash of malt or grains but hardly perceptible.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, not overly carbonated as soda, smoother finish than the strong syrupy notes would suggest.

Overall, does not taste like or smell like beer, I've not had a real radler in a while so this may just be a premixed, so i guess it meets its goal.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 23:26:59 | More by mvanaskie13
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dark, hazy orange with a thin, very fizzy, pure white head that fades fast

S - tart lemon with some faint blackberry notes, sweet

T - sweet, artificial lemonade mixed with blackberries

M - light, crisp, over-carbonated, sticky

This is as advertised. It's lemon. It's berry. It's called shandy. I've had worse if that makes this better. I found everything about this beer to be artificial. It was definitely not an enjoyable drinking experience. I'll pass in the future.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:46:04 | More by tdm168
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy pinkish golden with a medium white head. Aromas of artificial berry candy. Taste begins with a sweet lemony berry flavor, followed by a hint of grain. The finish is of sour berry, and a bit of artificial sugar flavoring. Mouthfeel is average. Overall a average tasting beer. Cloyingly sweet, and artificial tasting, though better than some malternatives i've had.

Serving type: bottle

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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.