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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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72
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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 22.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: tectactoe on 04-10-2013)
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Photo of archyquaffer
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured into a shaker. A moderate pour produces about 2 inches of frothy white foam. The beer is a very hazy golden-orange with lots of carbonation.

A very distinct orange aroma and flavor, but some malt manages to show through. It's not too artificial tasting. A little bit of malt, corniness and wheat spice creeps through all that orangey flavor, so it actually tastes like a beer. Very frothy and creamy mouthfeel.

I enjoyed this on a beautiful Indian Summer day, and perhaps the last of the balmy days...

archyquaffer, Yesterday at 12:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

LakeCreekBev, Monday at 10:57 PM
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2.52/5  rDev -18.7%

jaswilson2, Sunday at 01:47 AM
Photo of alcohline_trip
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

alcohline_trip, Saturday at 08:58 PM
Photo of Huntor0
4/5  rDev +29%

Huntor0, Thursday at 03:03 PM
Photo of Fillossofher
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Fillossofher, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Kooz
3.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not as good as I'd hoped considering how good the summer shandy is, but not terrible. It tastes a bit artificial and maybe a bit too bitter in the aftertaste. Not bad though.

Kooz, Oct 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

CalebDouglas, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

bmjivi221, Oct 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

bnes09, Oct 11, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Candledswans, Oct 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

d5001986, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

beer_nibbler, Oct 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

deonreds, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of MarshMan71
3/5  rDev -3.2%

MarshMan71, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from tap in a mug at Hooters - Schaumburg.

Being unable to find an individual bottle or can of this stuff for a couple years now, imagine my happy surprise to find this on tap during my first visit to a Hooters (thanks, by the way, to my man VDubb and his lovely wife). It pours a cloudy brass-amber topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises straight Creamsicle undercut by a bit of wet wheat. The taste leads with the wheat (now less wet), then proceeds into some orange wedge, and then a bit of coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was definitely a step up from the sadness that is Summer Shandy (however little that actually says), but it falls a bit short for me in terms of full enjoyment. It's not bad, but nothing I feel like trying again any time soon.

TMoney2591, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

FitgerFanatic, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

JohnBender, Oct 05, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +26.5%

hgbpro, Oct 04, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of dtm_sub
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Serving type: bottle
Appearance: orange - yellow, typical wheat beer color
Smell: smells of orange juice with a bit of a wheat/yeast smell
Taste: tastes like I poured orange juice into a beer (fairly straight forward)
Mouth feel: very creamy. Sticks around for a bit
Overall: I liked their summer shandy but this edges it out. Great light flavor for the summer time. Could definitely drink a few of these relaxing outside. Would definitely pick up again

dtm_sub, Oct 03, 2014
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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.