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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 153 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: tectactoe on 04-10-2013

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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Hazy orange with a large white head which quickly fades. Smells like artificial oranges.

Tastes like artificial oranges too. Maybe like orange soda, carbonated water, and candy? Not appealing, and mostly offensive.

Thin bodied, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Just a bad beer. I have never liked a beer with artificial flavor, and that's about all this beer has. Avoid.

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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I've generally liked Leinenkugels series of Shandies - they're not exceptional brews, but both Summer and Lemon Berry Shandy were solid choices for a refreshing drink on a warm day. I'd been seeing their new Orange Shandy as part of a variety 12-pack at my local grocery store for the last two months or so, and finally took the plunge on buying one of those today. I figured, hey... it's a rare 80 degree day in early May here in Milwaukee, why not cap the day off with some summer appropriate beers?

Well... the Summer and Lemon Berry brews didn't let me down. As for the Orange, um... it sucks. The taste is very artificial, almost chemical-ly. My first impression was that it was a really pleasant cough syrup. While it may have won rave reviews if it was Robitussin's newest flavor, I felt that as beer it needed to clear a slightly higher bar. Call me picky, if you will.

As I sit here sucking down the last few cans of this monstrosity (the eight Summer and Lemon Berry varieties at least got me buzzed enough to tolerate it), I can only say this... NEVER AGAIN. Eff you Leinenkugels for violating my taste buds in such a horrible way. Bottom line, this beer tastes like failure. Stay away.

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look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

First had: can someone brought to a tailgate

Shandies barely count as beer anyway, but this is no champion among them. I only sampled these from the Leinenkugel line when there was nothing left to drink during an extra long tailgate.

Poured into a red Solo cup (wooo!), a somewhat cloudy yellow-orange color with a large fizzy white head that soon died down to a wispy layer of bubbles, with soda-like carbonation rising from the bottom. Aroma of orange candy and light stinky grains. Tasted like orange drink and seltzer, with some stale malts in the background. Not that I expected much, but whatever. Consistency of water, but goes down like it too, so at least there's that. Chicks might dig this, but not me. Plenty of other much better summertime quenchers out there.

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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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