Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.3/5 rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- Finger and a half white head. Thick, but low retention. Light coppery color with very little clarity. Interesting looking beer.
S- Blackberries, raspberries, lemons. Smells like a pastry. Very sweet and fruity. No notes of hops or malts that I can detect though, which is unfortunate.
T- Berry flavors, lemon pledge and some caramel hops. Very fruity, no beer backbone to give it any umph. The syrupy flavors aren't helping.
M- Smooth, light and creamy. Not bad, but could be less syrupy.
O- Way too sweet for easy drinking.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 03:14:01 | More by Murrhey
2.7/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours clouded pink grapefruit-ish hued with a thin head that lasts. Some web-like lacing sticks.
The smell is of blackberry juice. Slightly tart.
The taste is of a blend of fruit juices, mostly notably, blackberry, raspberry and lemon. However, not the same way the real juices are - there is a plastic-like taste to it. A hint of tart keeps it from being as sweet as the fruit malt drinks, raising the score a tad for me. Still it is sweet.
The carbonation stays just under the "too fizzy" category. It is smooth - more from being watery than otherwise, though there is a malty touch to it.
Not a true shandy in my eyes, as there is a lack of "beer" qualities. Though, as stated above not sickly sweet as the fruit malt beverages. If you want a fruit juice brew, it's tolerable, I suppose. I raised the overall just a hair because it is what it is...(better than the berry weiss from what I remember).
Serving type: bottle
10-07-2012 20:37:25 | More by jwc215
Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.