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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Orange ShandyLeinenkugel's Orange Shandy

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BA SCORE
72
okay

478 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tectactoe on 04-10-2013)
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Rast

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-06-2014 21:39:02 | More by Rast
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.94/5  rDev -4.9%

Thanks to Jeff for tossing me one of these. Figured I'd give it a try - why not? I'll never be "above" anything. Poured from a can into a Lagunita's mason jar. That's got "classy" written all over it. The only thing that would be more perfect would be sitting in an old, rusty canoe out in some stinky ass pond in the middle of nowhere.

It pours kind of cloudy, like muddled orange juice, only with a bit more transparency at the edges which nearly turn to yellow when the light beams through them. The foamy, almost frothy, bone-white head lasts for a minute or two but leaves a bit of lacing as it recedes. The aroma is Orange Kool-Aid. Seriously. Orange Kool-Aid infused with just a little bit of faint grains. And when I say faint, I mean almost completely nonexistent. The smell is not bad at all, just extremely straightforward and boring. Like most Nicholas Cage movies.

It tastes.... like I would expect it to taste. Grainy backbone with more of that "borderline-artificial" orange flavor. It's kind of like an Orange spritzer, thanks to the heavy bouts of carbonation. There is just a little bit of "beer" flavor to this, as the watered down Kool-Aid pretty much masks everything else. Very light bodied with a ton of carbonation - tight, crispy mouth feel and a dry finish.

Eh. What did I expect? Not a lot. And because of that, I wasn't really let down. In fact, I enjoyed this one much more than Summer Shandy and I'm sure this would prove to be extremely quaffable on a hot summer day.

04-10-2013 04:06:43 | More by tectactoe
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -11%

10-19-2013 21:55:06 | More by tbryan5
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

08-07-2014 00:52:11 | More by GameOfBeers
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Zonayork

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

09-03-2013 22:19:37 | More by Zonayork
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.9%

01-11-2014 01:22:07 | More by BeerDreadz
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

06-01-2014 02:04:32 | More by DWolf
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chip26

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-13-2014 23:46:17 | More by chip26
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lionnusmb

Iowa

5/5  rDev +61.8%

10-05-2013 23:52:10 | More by lionnusmb
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, orange-yellow in color, cloudy

Smell: ginger, lemon, and light berry

Taste: wheat, orange, and cream--like a beer mixed with an Orange Julius--but not as sweet

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body, high carbonation

Overall: I would probably put this in the middle of the three shandy's I have had from Leinies..Not as good as the lemon berry one. Not offensive, but there are other fruit beers I would try first.

07-29-2013 14:24:41 | More by tigg924
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Michael_Squires

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +25.6%

This beer has a light, orange-y appearance and smell as its name would suggest.

The citrus flavor can be a bit rough on the palate, but overall it is a good taste that is neither too strong nor too weak.

I'd recommend trying it to others, provided they don't mind some fruity-ness in their beers.

02-02-2014 23:17:22 | More by Michael_Squires
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BenHesk12

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

The pride of Chippewa Falls in a brown bottle. Immediate orange zest syrup bitter flavor accompanies a light body and soft carbonation. Reminds me of a beach barbecue in southern California. Barely detectable hops with a light malt backdrop. 4.2% alcohol makes it very drinkable. A simple beer; I could enjoy one or two on a warm summer afternoon outdoors but overall very average and forgettable.

11-24-2013 06:44:47 | More by BenHesk12
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.9%

Decided to write a review cause it'd be easy and there weren't many at tho point.

Poured into a glass-it's very hazy can't see through it. A dull light orange color. Has a one finger head that dissipates quickly into just a ring.
Smells lightly of citrus and malt.
Taste is pretty mild. Reminds me off the frozen orange juice you make at home but if you added too much water then added a light beer. Not a lot of taste but it's not terrible. I'm sure I'd be decent in certain conditions-hot weather, out on the boat etc.-
Overall Il admit I'm not into shandys but this is a decent example of one.

10-03-2013 01:33:05 | More by tyleeis
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Jester1011


4/5  rDev +29.4%

08-19-2014 02:27:52 | More by Jester1011
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

06-21-2014 00:11:17 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3/5  rDev -2.9%

01-23-2014 04:00:33 | More by cmwilliq
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

04-27-2013 02:14:59 | More by sgttibbs
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.9%

12-11-2013 18:22:52 | More by richkrull
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Arherring

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-30-2013 15:43:43 | More by Arherring
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Brenden

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -7.8%

It's not quite straight orange, leaning a little lighter with a bright yellow tint. It's cloudy, which I guess I expected. A sparsely-bubbled off-white head rises quickly and makes a show of it before quickly dropping down. It's a little fizzy, but a bit does stick around for the long haul, particularly around the edges, and it leaves some spotty foam on the glass.
Of all of Leinie's shandies, this one comes off as the most artificial. The main element is sugared orange, not juice but like those candies that are soft and chewy with the sugar crystals coating them. It's a little tangy, more on the nose than the flavor, which goes more the grainy route with sourness sneaking in.
It's light-bodied, sure, but the effervescence gives it something, at least. There's even a crisp feel that isn't simply a compensation. It's not clean by any stretch, but I'm not forcing it down.
The score is what it is. This is a beer. As a drink, it's not great, but better than it is as a beer.

07-09-2013 00:54:32 | More by Brenden
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RDW

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

10-19-2013 03:35:14 | More by RDW
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Chaselackey1


4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

06-18-2014 21:57:05 | More by Chaselackey1
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

06-13-2014 23:43:54 | More by mdaschaf
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Spartan13

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-03-2013 08:22:55 | More by Spartan13
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Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -11%

12-26-2013 14:29:56 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.