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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 23.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | 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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2/5  rDev -33.6%

sherrmann71, Dec 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -66.8%

eaddy-p, Dec 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Tracker83, Dec 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev +32.9%

muskie4817, Dec 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

So, here's a fruit beer. There is only one place that makes the best fruit beers I've had, otherwise in a bottle, they tend to underwhelm.

S: Huge lemon smell, natural lemon with a bit of orange and blackberry with a faint plum as well.

A: No head, small lace but sticky.

M: Tiny bitter. Watery. Slight citrus remainder.

T: This was a surprise. It was nothing like a fruit beer, and in fact, nothing like a beer at all. It wasn't a fruit punch either because it was not as sweet. In fact, this was rather enjoyable and I could see having this on a warm summer evening at a bonfire. Of course, I'd use it as an alternative to the occasional wine cooler...

Nice orange impression while sipping. Lemon was not assertive but was clean and present. There was a sweet wash and slight wheat texture. The sweetness is a bit artificial, like Pez candy but it didn't detract. It's the "hairy buffalo" flavor without the alcohol. I hate to rank it low, but this is BA...

O: Again, not really a beer. For what it is, refreshing and light, when you're NOT in the mood for a beer.

Ricochet, Dec 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Bear1964, Dec 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

canders0927, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

weaselchew, Dec 12, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -1%

12oz bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It is orange with a pinkish tinge to it. An inch of white head made a brief appearance.

S - It smells like raspberry puree.

T - It tastes like a raspberry wheat beer.

M - It has a lot of carbonation.

O - It is pretty sweet with lots of raspberry flavor. It is probably refreshing in the summer but is less satisfying on a cold December day.

buschbeer, Dec 11, 2012
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soupieman, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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odbjs735, Dec 05, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -3.7%

A - Pours a pinkish-purple with a two finger slightly purple head. Decent lacing.

S - Strawberry, slight adjunct, lemon, slight blueberry, kiwi.

T - Lemon, grape, sour cherry, strawberry, pretty much as expected, though doesn't really seem like a beer.

M - Watery with a medium body and medium to heavy carbonation.

O - Overall, this beer was exactly what I expected. I'd have again on a hot summer day.

SometimesIfart, Dec 03, 2012
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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.