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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
71
okay

526 Ratings
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Ratings: 526
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 23.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 61 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

j-rod18, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +32.5%

muskie4817, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Ricochet
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 -17.2%

Bear1964, Dec 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

canders0927, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

weaselchew, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of buschbeer
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

soupieman, Dec 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Proclarush, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

agglerithm, Dec 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Scparks, Dec 07, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -58.6%

odbjs735, Dec 05, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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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3/5  rDev -0.7%

LarryMyers, Dec 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bshiban, Dec 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -33.8%

sanitarium16, Dec 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

BeerBeast, Nov 27, 2012
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1.55/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Grapefruit juice color. Is that salmon? Cloudy. Tall soapy white head - just a touch of pink. Quickly dissipates.

Smell - Sweet lemon with a hint of berry.

Taste - Quite sweet. More berry in the start transitions to more lemon in the finish. Not clear to me what is the "berry" of the namesake. (Label claims blackberry.) Sweet but unobtrusive to the point of blandness.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Highly carbonated.

Overall - I'm not surprised that there's a market for this. It's refreshing and inoffensive, but the pretension to beer seems unnecessary.

scaliasux, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

kevin34, Nov 26, 2012
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hockeyfighter19, Nov 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.7%

livingtodie, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 526 ratings.