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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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464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 48 | 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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spencerg293

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-18-2013 20:46:51 | More by spencerg293
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MorSlaught

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-18-2013 02:02:58 | More by MorSlaught
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RickS95

Indiana

2.23/5  rDev -27.8%

Looks like a traditional wit with a milky golden, cloudy yellow pour. Huge carbonation up top with a billowing white head. Good retention and a fat lace.

I struggle sometimes to rate shandies simply because they're only partly beer. This is no exception...the smell doesn't resemble beer at all. The nose is completely dominated by immitation orange soda scents.

The taste is not stellar. It doesn't taste as orangey as it smells. There's a faint orange taste that evolves mid-sip and a bit of a zesty orange peel taste as you approach the swallow, but there's just not much happening.

It does little for me with not much more than a tangy, carbonated feel. Not much body, though that's expected. Crisp, dry finish. A fake sweetness throughout.

Not a good beer. Much poorer than their Summer Shandy, which I actually like. Sadly, I've got two more cans of this.

09-17-2013 01:25:11 | More by RickS95
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

09-17-2013 00:01:57 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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jryanj927

Maryland

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-14-2013 20:40:25 | More by jryanj927
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -11%

09-14-2013 18:25:34 | More by Zaphog
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Baldjosh

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-14-2013 10:42:41 | More by Baldjosh
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

09-13-2013 20:50:16 | More by alexanf
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mkf629

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

09-13-2013 00:01:34 | More by mkf629
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev +9.7%

Leinenkugel’s Orange Shandy has a thick, creamy, white head, an opaque, milky, yellow-gold appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of a strong orange smell, with citrus acidity, orange peel, and white bread. Taste is of orange, a peppery zest, citric acid, a touch of honey, white wheat bread, white bread crust, sugar, and a slightest bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy and a bit gritty, and Leinenkugel’s Orange Shandy finishes semi-dry, sweet, refreshing, and very easy going. Overall, for a flavored concoction, it’s alright.

RJT

09-12-2013 13:50:41 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-11-2013 22:36:38 | More by Bear1964
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B_Sloane89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

09-10-2013 18:46:26 | More by B_Sloane89
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themegamancave

Virginia

4/5  rDev +29.4%

09-08-2013 18:50:40 | More by themegamancave
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -11%

09-08-2013 01:21:16 | More by OregonGrown7
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-07-2013 07:11:30 | More by ChopsMeister
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

09-07-2013 03:31:54 | More by Lukebell15
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mkennedy119

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -11%

09-07-2013 01:33:26 | More by mkennedy119
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phideltashaggy

Tennessee

3.36/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

A- A hazy, light orange color that came out of the bottle resembling a light orange Kool-aid. Head quickly dissipated and left almost no lacing.

S- This smells very fun; a little bready and a lot sweet citrus, almost like some cheap, sugary orange drink.

T- Not as sweet as I was expecting from the nose. First sip was very acidic, but after my palate acclimated it was not overwhelming. Some biscuity malt taste in the middle, then stays on the tongue very citrusy, almost just like straight OJ.

MF- Thinner than I was expecting from the syrup-like pour. Feels thin and tingles with acid just slightly.

Overall, this is a fun beer for a warm day, but the acidity could be too much for me to session more than one or two. This could be a nice pallet cleanser in the middle of a session, though.

09-05-2013 22:24:47 | More by phideltashaggy
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -3.6%

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of November 11, 2013 printed on the bottleneck. I got this bottle from my neighbors, since I've never seen this beer before. Not the biggest fan of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, but I'm intrigued to see what this variant is all about.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours a murky cloudy pale orange-lemon color with a finger of off-white foam for a head.

S - Smell is about what I expected it would be, also. Some pretty natural orange juice / radler smell in there, but there is a lot of sugary caramel malt and dust in there too.

T - Tastes a lot like the regular version in the taste. Not much legit orange actually comes through, but it is in there. Lemon, carbonation, white sugar, malt.

M - Feel is crisp and clean, with good carbonation.

Overall, this was basically what I already knew it would be. Blurring the line between chic malt beverages and fruit beer, but an easy drinking beer for those hot summer vacation days. I would probably only drink this again if offered in that context.

Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy ---3/5.

09-05-2013 16:02:06 | More by mfnmbvp
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.26/5  rDev +5.5%

This pours a cloudy, yellow/orange color with a slight, white head. The aroma has wheat mixed with orange zest. The flavor is pretty much what you would expect, an orange version of Summer Shandy. The texture is a little too thin and the flavor doesn't exactly wow me either. I do like oranges more than lemons though if I had to choose. However Buffalo Bill's Orange Cream is still a better option if they still have it in your area.

09-05-2013 03:29:31 | More by Lemke10
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -11%

09-04-2013 22:08:46 | More by tdm168
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-04-2013 16:51:56 | More by lilnicky068
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tommy5

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

09-04-2013 01:44:13 | More by tommy5
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Zonayork

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

09-03-2013 22:19:37 | More by Zonayork
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Cyrano41

Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-03-2013 19:22:47 | More by Cyrano41
Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.