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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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72
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428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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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AllForAugust

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

2.93/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't know what it is with Leinenkugel and shandy. Don't they have like five of them by now? What the hell is the difference between shandy and radler? Just looked it up. There isn't one. Move on.

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass, just so you know.

A: Looks like orange juice mixed with wheat beer. Probably because that's what it is. Given the style, I would expect the head to disappear quickly, but not that fast. The color is dull and a little too murky, but that's expected for wheat beer. Saturation? Hue? I don't know what it is I'm looking for exactly, but the color is missing something.

S: When I sniffed it, I smelled a smell that I expected to smell, so it's got that going for it. Other than that, I would like to have caught a slight floral hop aroma. The orange smell, while overpowering, is quite fresh smelling and adds to the refreshing quality of the beer.

T: Again, the senses stay true to the initial perception that the appearance provided. Unfiltered wheat and orange is exactly what it looks, smells, and tastes like. It's an average, no frills wheat beer base with average, no frills orange juice flavor. Heads up, though, it does kinda taste like how I imagine citrus wood polish would.

M: Slight citrusy sting, but not aggressive in the least. Plenty of carbonation. Light enough to be refreshing, but weighty enough to go with a meal, as long as that meal is a salad. There's also a bit of a waxy post-drink mouthfeel going on here, but fuck, it feels good.

O: If you're trying to watch your figure and need something light to go with a low calorie snack, this beer works. Other than that, it's pretty average on all accounts.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 21:09:50 | More by AllForAugust
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Buffalo Wild wings served chilled in a pint.

The color is very hazed like a hefeweizen or other unfiltered wheat with thin white cap w/ fine bead. The smell is like a mix of orange and vanilla cream soda, very fragrant citrus smell of fresh peeled orange. The feel is light as expected with mild body and carbonation is medium with sligtht creamy and it dries toward the finish.

The taste is like a mix of orange soda and light beer, pretty much what you see is what you get...not a bad flavor actually it is refreshing and could serve as a palate refresher if sampling heavy or high gravity beers perhaps. I would say give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2013 14:52:09 | More by Slatetank
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JoLight

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +58.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Completely unfiltered, orange-ish-yellow, but more towards yellow. Slightly off-white head; frothy at the top.

Aroma: Orange juice, with a slight note of grain. But really, if I didn't know it was beer, I'd probably just say orange juice.

Taste: Mainly oranges. But, towards the end of the middle of the taste, I get some mild grain and bread, with some white wheati-ness on the back of my tongue--in that order. Some bitterness from the carbonation is present, but no bitterness from the hops.

Finish: Semi-dry. Crisp, refreshing.

Overall: I approve.

Serving type: can

11-26-2013 03:27:47 | More by JoLight
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-26-2013 03:13:19 | More by DaveMiller
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Westuh

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -11%

11-26-2013 00:49:47 | More by Westuh
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -11%

11-24-2013 22:15:31 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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BenHesk12

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - a hazy light orange color, with no head at all.

Smell - As the name implies, it smells like oranges.

Taste - a great orange juice taste that is not to sweet or sour - just perfect; with the wheat coming in at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied; and good carbonation for a fruit beer.

Overall - This is what I expect out of a fruit beer, since a lot of fruit beers are just regular beers with fruit flavor. While I am more of a hops guy, I enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:15:16 | More by Captain_Komamura
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-24-2013 01:23:12 | More by Walletsworth
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dogma33

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-23-2013 17:53:38 | More by dogma33
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-23-2013 06:20:50 | More by Patches826
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-21-2013 01:43:35 | More by yuenglingade
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Garrett092112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

11-21-2013 01:02:14 | More by Garrett092112
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mkfuzzles

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -35.3%

11-19-2013 22:43:37 | More by mkfuzzles
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V3XX069

Kansas

4/5  rDev +29.4%

11-16-2013 05:10:49 | More by V3XX069
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

11-16-2013 01:11:18 | More by amishbooze
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TheBrewWhisperer

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-15-2013 22:28:30 | More by TheBrewWhisperer
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CR19845

Oklahoma

3.96/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is my favorite low alcohol beer (under 5% is low to me). It's very "orangey" but the label should give you some hints of that! It's a great flavor and not too strong tasting. Would be one I'd reccommend for new beer drinkers!!!! :)

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 19:33:20 | More by CR19845
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-12-2013 02:23:26 | More by TubbyDullard
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PatM

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-12-2013 01:43:45 | More by PatM
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qquique1010

Arizona

4/5  rDev +29.4%

11-12-2013 00:04:17 | More by qquique1010
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Octobers_CJB

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-11-2013 22:28:49 | More by Octobers_CJB
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cvalleskey

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-11-2013 00:21:44 | More by cvalleskey
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Pegasus

Texas

3.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quite hazy light orange in color, with almost a resemblance to orange juice. The thick, cloud-top head retains rather well, an abundance of thick, unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Sweet orange rind is very prominent in the aroma, as well as a sturdy wheat malt presence.

Taste: Opens with rather prominent sweet orange rind flavors, a touch sweet; these dominate the taste from start to finish. A solid wheat malt backbone supports the orange flavors, ever present, but never dominant. Towards the close, there are some mild hops, which give the effect of bitter orange, and draw the taste to a pleasing close.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, pleasant, with a little stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Rather drinkable, actually, better suited to summer than late fall, but still nice.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 12:40:59 | More by Pegasus
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

2/5  rDev -35.3%

11-10-2013 03:03:25 | More by Kahlstrom
Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.