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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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624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 22.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 138 | 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:
Beer added by: tectactoe on 04-10-2013

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like pale yet thick apple cider. Rather bright orange with a pulpy lacing.

Smell: Orange sherbet. Nothing really beer-y except maybe a hint of lemon hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Refreshing orange. Seems a bit summery for a fall release but it is very refreshing. Mouthfeel starts nice and zesty but overall is quite watery and leaves a sticky after-feel. Reminds me a bit of Fruity Pebbles Beer (Sunset Wheat).

Overall Drinkability: Like I said, this is a bit summery for a fall release. A little more yeast and body and a little less orange, and this is Blue Moon.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange-straw like color with a two finger foamy head. The head fades fast initially but soon settles to a one half finger of somewhat dense white foam. The head then fades rather slowly, leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is rather strong of a sweet orange smell with some more bitter orange peel smells mixed with some lighter lemon aromas as well. Along with these smells is a little bit of a wheat smell as well as a tiny amount of grass.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth sweeter orange and wheaty taste. As the taste advances some lemon and more bitter orange peel flavors come to the tongue. With a little bit of herb coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, as well as more bitter citrus and sweet citrus as well, a rather orange citrus sweet and wheaty flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both the thinner body and the higher carbonation are very appropriate for the orange citrus and lighter abv of the brew, making it a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – A sweeter and rather refreshing summer brew. It kind of tastes like a blend of lemonade, orange juice and beer. While not quite appropriate for winter style drinking (at least not up north) it is a decent sweet summer style refreshing brew.

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A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and has some orange hues along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange soda are present in the nose along with some notes of wheat. The wheat becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and tastes a lot like orangeade except that there are notes of wheat and no sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink. I liked how it wasn't sweet and didn't seem watery.

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Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.