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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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500 Ratings
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 65 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
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1.73/5  rDev -44%

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.

billybeerlvr, Feb 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

MVF5588, Feb 04, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +21%

Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy
12 oz. brown bottle, dated "MAR31 14 A20012305"

Poured into a pint glass, Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy looks very much like a Bavarian hefeweizen. It's quite cloudy, and it's got the same gold-orange color to it. The head is a creamy bright white that holds fairly well, although the lacing is a bit more limited.

In the nose it smells like orange juice, or some orange "drink". It's bright and citrusy.

The flavor follows suit, although it doesn't taste like orange juice - watered-down orange juice, yes, but not the real thing. It's citric, a little bit sweet, and just lightly carbonated. The medium-light body gives it an almost "juice-like" quality. It's very much like an orange "drink", and I say that at least partially because I'm not really finding any "beer" to it. Sure there's some malt, and you sense a bit of alcohol, but considering that orange juice has about a half a percent of alcohol anyway that's not really out of place. It's just 4.2%, by the way. The sweetness is kept in check, and because of the acidity it finishes dry and refreshing.

So to sum up, it's interesting and quite refreshing. If you like shandy's, this has more alcohol than quite a few of the European versions, and it's not as sweet.

NeroFiddled, Feb 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Boozermurfin, Feb 02, 2014
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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.

Michael_Squires, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

EersandBeers, Jan 30, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +14.9%

It poured a hazy orange color body with a small fizzy head. The smell has a orange juice smell to it. The taste is like the summer shandy juice with orange flavor. The flavor has a light orange flavor. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a good beer.

chefhatt, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

ECUPirate09, Jan 28, 2014
Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.