Cranberry Ginger Shandy
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Cranberry Ginger ShandyCranberry Ginger Shandy
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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #398
Ranked #28,918
3.29 | pDev: 19.76%
Oct 09, 2021
Jul 17, 2014
Cranberry Ginger ShandyCranberry Ginger Shandy
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3.26 by Danzifer from Ohio on Oct 09, 2021
4.18 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Nov 25, 2020
3.5 by paulish from New York on May 10, 2020
3.42 by einman from Minnesota on May 04, 2020
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3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

great summer shandy- the tastes of cranberry and ginger do not overwhelm you great drink to refresh after cutting the grass

Apr 21, 2020
3.93 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Apr 02, 2020
3.3 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2020
3.54 by bf7 from Pennsylvania on Feb 02, 2020
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3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by jmc65267 from Georgia

Tastes fine, it’s nothing special. Like it’s a good flavor but it tastes kind of artificial. The smell is also pretty artificial. I got it in a variety pack and it’s fine but nothing to get excited about.

Jan 11, 2020
3.36 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 22, 2019
3.5 by elglueckert from Montana on Dec 11, 2019
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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by HardCider from Pennsylvania

Poured a cloudy caramel/orange color with a moderate head. It has the aroma of a cheap perfume. The taste is bitter and it has an overwhelming flavor of a cheap cherry cough medicine. The aftertaste is that of a fake sweetener such as aspartame.

Dec 07, 2019
3.32 by Chadbeer7 from Ohio on Nov 15, 2019
3.26 by craigbelly from Iowa on Nov 12, 2019
3.6 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Nov 10, 2019
3.09 by mholdefer from Alabama on Jan 31, 2019
3.35 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
4 by Andyman22 from Texas on Jul 15, 2018
3.3 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 03, 2018
4 by T101603 from Indiana on Dec 06, 2017
4.15 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 23, 2017
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3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by TPZEM from Illinois

Pours a light gold color with an overwhelmingly strong scent of candied cranberries. I smell no essence of the ginger in this shandy. Nice white head with lots of lacing on the glass, which really appeals to the eye. Tastes like a mix of cranberry jelly with a VERY mild breadiness. My major problem with the beer is that it tastes like the majority of the brew is cranberry; the beer essence and the ginger are afterthoughts. Not what I was expecting. Not bad, just not a good thing either. Overall, something nice to have every once in a while, but this certainly deserves no more availability than the winter selection it gets.

Jul 25, 2017
4.4 by tallshmo from Michigan on Jul 13, 2017
3.5 by imperialking from Illinois on Jun 14, 2017
3.49 by Strigiform_Witness from North Dakota on May 07, 2017
3.25 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2017
3.8 by IanOsea from South Carolina on Mar 03, 2017
2.5 by Walnut from Missouri on Feb 18, 2017
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3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Squire from Mississippi

Looks pale when pouring but in the glass displays a rich gold color. Quickly disappearing cap leaving traces of lacing.

Aroma of sweet candy like cranberry with a touch of ginger. At least I think I detect ginger though I might be subject to the power of suggestion on that.

Taste is straight up sweet cranberry backed by a brace of tartness with a touch of ginger. Hops are completely overwhelmed and the beer backbone appears as a presence rather than a taste. Clean, distinct flavor that appears to be natural fruit which is supported by a refreshing berry presence in the aftertaste. Nothing artificial detected.

Body enough to know there's some beer in there, somewhere.

A likable, approachable, Summery beery sort of thing that really tastes like something presented at a child's birthday party. The sweetness isn't sticky, it's well done, there just isn't enough tart sharpness to offset the overlying sweetness. Makes me want to reach for a Klosch.

Feb 15, 2017
3.79 by Exeggutor from New Hampshire on Feb 14, 2017
3.96 by TonyTwins from Nebraska on Feb 09, 2017
3.5 by freewill35 from Indiana on Feb 06, 2017
4.55 by DocD from New Jersey on Feb 05, 2017
3.62 by porters4life from Illinois on Feb 02, 2017
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2.22/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by CJNAPS from California

Someone brought some for a party So I had to try. Not really my thing a little to sweet for my taste. Not something I would grab if I want a beer, but you should try for yourself. Cheers.

Jan 30, 2017
2.56 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Jan 27, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Scotchboy from Idaho

12oz bottle at least a year old.

A: clear golden with a fluffy off-white head.

S: lemonade and berries, moderate sweetness and a discernible effervescence. Smells tart, sugary, and sweet, and not artificial.

T: sugary sweet with cranberry and lemon tartness with some raspberry accents. The Ginger character is light but it's there as well. Finished with a light/moderate bready malt character that reminds you there's some beer in it, but it's mostly a fruit drink. Again somewhat sweet with the berry character but not syrupy or artificial.

MF: light body, good carbonation, tart.

O: A fun shandy that I couldn't find much fault in. Will probably be a bit two sweet and one-dimensional for others.

Jan 24, 2017
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2.21/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Out of the can a nice rich off white head is produced, frothy and three fingers easily tall with lots of creamy retention. Ring like lacing manages to snake its way down to a simple amber orange body color. This looks like an almost English pub beer with it's big lacing, really nice looking shandy.

Woah that aroma, it's big when you crack the can. As far as ginger or cranberry, nope. The aroma is big on a sweet green candy apple quality and it's enormous like a giant ballon that is enveloping the glass. A dive in brings in sugar notes of cotton candy and taffy like sugars, and a touch of sour faint acidic apple (acetaldehyde possibly?) . I feel like my nostrils right now are getting cavaties it's so sweet. Ginger or cranberry? Not really getting that at all, just a sweet huge nose that doesn't resemble any decent fruit flavor at all.

Palate leaves little to be desired. Surprisingly there's a decent beer like backbone in mouthfeel with this but it's barely anything than a supporting cast to a really bad actor. Aspartame and Splenda like sweetness abound all over. Hints of fruit is non existent and is somewhere between gobstopper candy and hubba bubba. A drying palate of baseball card chalk bubblegum is all over this, with no sense of ginger spice or what not. Fruit angle is virtually non existent, and tastes like the bottom of a gumball machine.

Cranberry or ginger? Where exactly? Tastes like straight up sugar water with a bigger body. You can drink it but that's about the only thing good going I can say about it. Even as a shandy radler type brew this is just really not that good compared to what's out there.

Jan 22, 2017
3.59 by SpaceBeagle from Utah on Jan 22, 2017
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