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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry ShandyLeinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy

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70
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507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 23.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 08-07-2012)
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Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can, best before 11/26/2012. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. It smells like blackberries and lemonade. It's not a bad smelling brew at all. It tastes like lemonade, blackberries and some grainy malt. Nice mix of sweet and tart flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's refreshing and very easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a decent enough brew, it would be nice to drink on a hot day. $6.99 a 4-pack.

bluejacket74, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Skeet215
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Skeet215, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of JJFordick
5/5  rDev +66.1%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of JayMark
4/5  rDev +32.9%

JayMark, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Horny Goat pint glass.

Appearance- It is a hazy peach in color with cloudy 1 finger head that dissipates into a very tiny lining.

Smell- Pink lemonade.

Taste- Basically watered down pink lemonade.

Mouthfeel- Very watery and light.

Overall- Not as bad tasting as the summer shandy, also not as good as the Berry Weiss. Very watered down sweet beer. If it was summer this would be an ok option to quench my thirst, but nothing great when it comes to beer.

BrownAleMale, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

leinie13, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

GiantMidget, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of JimboHD2005
1.53/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Picked up a 4 pack to try. Summer isn't technically over and it's been in the 80's this week so was thinking would work well with the warmer weather. (Why they are releasing this beer this later in the year is beyond me but anyway....)

Heavy pour into a SA perfect pint glass left a 2 in head that dissipated quickly. What was left as color goes was as as close to what resembles a watered down pink lemonade as it could get and exactly what to be expected.

First sip impressions immediately made me imagine what carbonated watery cool-aid would taste like. Slight lemon with a mix of artificial "berry" flavor. Taste left the mouth quickly and mouthfeel was light, almost dry with a slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall, I am a lenie's fan, like a fruit beer once in a while and like most of what they have been releasing which includes the Big Eddy series. This beer however falls off the grid and can't imagine how this made it past the test batch phase.

JimboHD2005, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of mzeld
4/5  rDev +32.9%

mzeld, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, peach-color with pink highlights. It had a small, short-lived head that left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled fruity - lemon and black berry. Not much else.

T - Sweet and fruity with some zestiness. Nice blackberry and lemon flavors. Slightly tart.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. It had the high carbonation I expect in a shandy. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice shandy. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

zeff80, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a really strange, yellow-ish, grapefruit tinted color, moderate haze and cloudiness; white foamy head sizzles like crazy and dissipates before almost quicker than it forms. The nose is a combination of sugary-sweet lemonade and a berry mix - I'm thinking raspberry or maybe blackberry (or maybe even both). Sweet and fruity, it smells like some kind of Kool-Aid mix that you had when you were a kid. Carbonation and crispiness is apparent on the nose, but not much in terms of malt or hops. I will say that this smells much better than Leinie's Summer Shandy, in which the lemon is too forced and artifical. Here, the lemon is more believable, probably because it's toned down and balanced by some other scents.

The beer has a wheat and grain base, very apparent from the first sip. It hits the palate thin and with great carbonation, leaving that crispy snap on your tongue. Some sweet lemon, raspberry, blackberry, some other berries I'm sure, touches of sugar. The fruity flavors don't exactly taste what I'd call "authentic", but at least they don't taste awful like other fruit beers with artificial flavoring. Many times, over-zealous fruit beers will have a medicial, chalky, and over-the-top forced flavor profile, but it's not so much the case here. The fruit is definitely the forefront (and almost the ONLY front), but it's not gagging me, which is a good start. The biggest complain here is obviously the fact that there isn't much else besides the fruit. A little bit of wheat and grain, but it's minimal, and the hops are no where to be found. At this point, why not just have a wine cooler?

Not exactly my style of beer. Lemon Berry Shandy doesn't have that authentic fruity finish like the top-notch fruit beers, but it's far from gross or off-putting. More so, it really just doesn't deliver what I'm looking for. It's not bad, and I could imagine it being ever better on a hot summer day after an afternoon of yardwork. But other than that, it doesn't have too much to offer. Lots better than the Summer Shandy, however.

tectactoe, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -0.3%

acurtis, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

djrn2, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of DarrellK
4/5  rDev +32.9%

DarrellK, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of dorkinajeep
3/5  rDev -0.3%

dorkinajeep, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Drk93TT
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Drk93TT, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Kieran84
2/5  rDev -33.6%

Kieran84, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
4/5  rDev +32.9%

brewdude1982, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +32.9%

sgttibbs, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Cubsfan1087
4/5  rDev +32.9%

Cubsfan1087, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Sturmthis
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Sturmthis, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Brewnah
3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-An amber blush with a fall like color pallet. Almost the color of roasted apples with a hint of pink. Nice head accompanied by descent pearling

S-Very fruity almost with a stronger blackberry smell and a subtle citrusy accent

T-Defiantly a wheat beer with a bright fruity favor.  There is a reasonable balance between the blackberry and the wheat flavor of the beer and the lemon seems a bit like an after though trying to pokes its head out. Not what I expected for a "Fall Shandy"

M-Very bubbly almost sparkling and very drinkable. Given the carbonation and fruity flavor it seems to me like a beer FMB hybrid. 

O-It's a good beer but it's not something I would spend time savoring. This is one of those beers that is perfect to crack open after mowing the yard. I also find this to be a good gateway in to beer for those that think it is too bitter or that craft beers are unapproachable. Good for beginners! 

I am glad that they are starting a seasonal shandy line and I can't wait for the next one.

Brewnah, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Dieck
2/5  rDev -33.6%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of AllHailBeercules
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

AllHailBeercules, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

hilgart1, Aug 26, 2012
Leinenkugel's Lemon Berry Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.