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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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72
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438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 23.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 34 | 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:
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(Beer added by: tectactoe on 04-10-2013)
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Matthew607

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.9%

03-08-2014 07:00:00 | More by Matthew607
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy golden orange hue with some opacity. Beautiful creamy white head that left a decent amount of lacing on glass and the head actually stayed around for a long time.

S - Huge showing of oranges, some hints of citrus acid, minimal hop aroma, biscuit, some saltine cracker.

T - Extremely smooth, overpowering orange flavor, nothing too obnoxious. Very refreshing. Not much other than orange, but picking up a little of buttery biscuit, some cracker saltiness, a hint of citrus hoppiness, and cereal sweetness right on the end.

M - Very smooth and liquidy, not sticky or chewy, very light.

O - Nothing special, but decent for what it is. A great beer to drink on a summer day while mowing the lawn, low ABV and refreshing flavor make it a good session beer for someone looking to drink a few without worrying about getting hammered.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 02:04:13 | More by undeadozzy
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Eraut

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.9%

03-05-2014 03:51:12 | More by Eraut
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wwest

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -11%

03-04-2014 02:18:08 | More by wwest
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EF4

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -35.3%

03-03-2014 22:18:10 | More by EF4
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dziddy

Indiana

2.14/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

This beer is palatable with a shot of high quality bourbon to offset the Orange Fanta flavor. With a 4.2% alcohol content, the bourbon is a definite prerequisite. It's no wonder Wisconsin is always cold and gloomy. But, at $9.98 for a case of bottles, you can't go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 16:56:31 | More by dziddy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, orange candy, and orange juice aromas. Taste is much the same with watery orange soda and orange chewable vitamin flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is quite drinkable for what it is, but it has a somewhat artificial quality in the aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 07:33:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Scott17taylor

Iowa

2/5  rDev -35.3%

03-01-2014 11:10:29 | More by Scott17taylor
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angeepangie

Ohio

5/5  rDev +61.8%

02-28-2014 00:52:51 | More by angeepangie
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jbwiii

North Carolina

2.55/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving: 2 tallboys a gas & go about 10 minutes before sales cuttoff (1:50 am).
Appearance: On Sale, $1.49 per what I assume is a tallboy but never states can volume.
Smell: They could learn a thing or 3 from San Peligrino italian sodas - the arrancibita and tamarindo specifically.
Taste: A surprisingly dry rather than outright sweet accompaniment to a box of Newport Shorts and Lil' Debbie's Donut Sticks.
Sadly, the lingering taste is the artificial Orange present, the same reason I don't prefer the flavored Shocktop issues.
Mouthfeel: Washing down Lil' Debbie can be a challange for any beer, I was expecting the cold, dry finish of an Old Style to chase my doughnut product, as this has been a walking home combination from my U. Chi days & wasn't disappointed.
Beers which cannot chase a good sweet which I drink as my regular non- gas station rotation: 21st Amendment ESB, 90 minute Dogfish, Aviator Hot Rod Rye, Moonlight Brewing Death & Taxes on hand cask at the Toronado, Dale's Pale Ale.
Overall: A solid beer to end the evening at an affordable price. A credible alternative to any of the Beergaritas and Hard Lemonade products in the same market space.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 07:34:15 | More by jbwiii
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four91

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-26-2014 02:11:12 | More by four91
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Inglewood

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.9%

02-25-2014 16:57:11 | More by Inglewood
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

02-24-2014 03:02:47 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

02-23-2014 15:23:29 | More by dpgoblejr
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billybeerlvr

Wisconsin

1.73/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A big disappointment. the orange is artificial -almost tasted like tang. This was tough to choke down. The overall orange flavor overpowered everything else and it was a poor orange taste at that. Weak head, the almost a dry taste in the mouth. Ended up drinking three; the rest went down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 07:22:36 | More by billybeerlvr
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nibbish

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

02-22-2014 01:05:33 | More by nibbish
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hop_devil

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -11%

02-21-2014 21:20:04 | More by hop_devil
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aklude

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

02-19-2014 11:25:19 | More by aklude
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wiseguywood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

02-16-2014 20:14:31 | More by wiseguywood
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

02-16-2014 03:36:32 | More by Lane_in_ID
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ZackaryAUDEN

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

02-15-2014 20:28:21 | More by ZackaryAUDEN
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.9%

02-15-2014 02:30:27 | More by FreshButterbeer
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jmalnati

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-14-2014 14:51:40 | More by jmalnati
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

02-14-2014 00:54:24 | More by j0hnc2468
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DrewBoll82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-13-2014 21:06:45 | More by DrewBoll82
Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.