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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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70
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510 Ratings
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 23.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 52 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 08-07-2012)
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Photo of Jonada
3.15/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Jonada, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of spencerg293
3/5  rDev -0.3%

spencerg293, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of gulli
3/5  rDev -0.3%

gulli, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of huddyball
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

huddyball, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Turbokat
4.49/5  rDev +49.2%
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!

Turbokat, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of wayngrove
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

wayngrove, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Herky21
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Herky21, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -0.3%

beertunes, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Goosehunter75
2.86/5  rDev -5%
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.

Goosehunter75, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of TheKitten
3/5  rDev -0.3%

TheKitten, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
2.68/5  rDev -11%
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.

mvanaskie13, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Nick_Foltz
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev +8%

dsshuck, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.01/5  rDev 0%
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.

tdm168, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

TheNakedStiletto, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of NeoZaZ
1.25/5  rDev -58.5%

NeoZaZ, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +32.9%

KC9LDB, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of RockinRob925
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

RockinRob925, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Adkins1203
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Adkins1203, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of HeyYoMar
3/5  rDev -0.3%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of tronester
3.13/5  rDev +4%
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.

tronester, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.59/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a murky brownish red color with hue of yellow near the edges. The head was white but faded quickly. There was no retention of lacing on this one. The smell of the beer is very fruity, plenty of citrus and berry aromas, smells similar to a soda honestly. The taste of the beer has a good balance of lemon and berry, but again it's much like a soda or fruit punch. There is a really nice strong wheat flavor in the finish which I really enjoyed. The mouthfeel is kind of watery but has a decent carbonation at least. Overall it's a decent beer. Something I would definitely prefer in the summer as opposed to winter.

Knapp85, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.58/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Dapperticus
4.25/5  rDev +41.2%

Dapperticus, Feb 20, 2013
Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.