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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 22.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 08-07-2012

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Ratings: 547 | Reviews: 75
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.