Leinenkugel's Grapefruit Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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495 Ratings
Leinenkugel's Grapefruit ShandyLeinenkugel's Grapefruit Shandy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aratcliffe on 02-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,469
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
495
pDev:
14.92%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
214
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. NOV2618 printed on neck glass. Must be the best by date, so It'll be fresh for another 2 months.

Appearance - Opaque yellow, like pineapple juice. Even a vigorous pour only produces a small, white one-finger head with low but existent retention and slight, fine lacing. 4

Smell - Grapefruit. Go figure. Smells like what you'd expect. 4.5

Taste - Refreshing grapefruit. Has a surprising amount of complexity while still being very light and drinkable. 4.5

Mouthfeel - Refreshing and light. The head gives it a slight creaminess, but finishes very clean. One of the most refreshing beers I've ever had, if not the most. 5

Overall - Based on the mouthfeel alone this is an incredible beer, but the taste and smell all work in concert to make this better than the sum of its parts. I'd also like to point out that I don't even like grapefruit as a flavor or a fruit. But this just works so well in a beer. 4.75

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Photo of Rumz
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of markallmon
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnny2018
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Strong citrus, very good flavor and nice on a hot day. Easy to drink.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a shandy should. The smell on this beer is outstanding. The taste is very much grapefruit, but has a light, almost artificial taste. Feel is blah, very weak. Good beach / pool beer that needs to be ice cold. It gets syrupy as it warms. Way better than The original lemon shandy. A decent summer beer.

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Photo of kdivers
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bsimpson91
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of a fruity seltzer water. Really enjoyable but not really beer at least to my taste. I enjoyed this beer with some old croc 18 month cheddar, wow was it wonderful. The fruit added some notes that lifted the savory flavor of cheese.This beer has very little malt or hop character. The grapefruit seems to be very much like a essential oil. Its light and refreshing with some crispness. I highly recommend you drink this beer with a dessert or with savory snacks! It's not my "go to" nor is it a everyday beer however, it's tasty and you should give it a try.

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Photo of TooGood
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Creamy yellow with frothy top of white tight bead and lasting retention
Smell is tropical- Grapefruit dominates
With rind and pith scent
Taste is full of grapefruit juice and mild malt feel is semi sweet with refreshing tart and acidity of citrus
A good summer quenched all around

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Photo of Brendanjames
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SB2017
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good head, but it's a pale hazy urine color. Smells more like grapefruit juice than beer. Heavy on the grapefruit, not much citrus sweetness thankfully, and the grapefruit flavor lingers. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chilmer
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BierRichter
4.56/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Half-full
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themayorkoch
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Leinenkugel's Grapefruit Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 495 ratings