Watermelon Shandy
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #373
Ranked #29,360
3.4 | pDev: 17.94%
Oct 09, 2021
Dec 10, 2015
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2.83 by Danzifer from Ohio on Oct 09, 2021
2.32 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Aug 04, 2021
3.21 by ahuey333 from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2020
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2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by SAUbrewcrew from Michigan

The regular summer shandy is way better and you better make sure this brew ice cold!

Jul 30, 2019
3.09 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on May 27, 2019
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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Whoa. Does this one have some sweetness to it. I do usually like the Shandy category of beer, this one makes it sweet and almost to a point where it does not taste like beer, it kind of tastes like a bite into a Watermelon, this is sweet but it does have some beer flavoring to it.

Oct 10, 2018
3.75 by Davit from California on Sep 23, 2018
3.21 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
3.6 by TooGood from Minnesota on Jul 17, 2018
3.15 by FBarber from Illinois on Jul 07, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ValleyLock from North Dakota

Don't get me wrong, I love an awesome Summer Shandy on a hot summer day, but after I have been working my butt off all day the refreshing Watermelon flavor just takes it to the next level!

Jun 16, 2018
3.12 by Chuckles21 from Oklahoma on May 28, 2018
1.17 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
3.57 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on May 18, 2018
3.6 by rorjets from Connecticut on May 12, 2018
3.75 by mwade5 from Indiana on Dec 26, 2017
3.49 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Dec 24, 2017
3.29 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Dec 03, 2017
3.15 by robebo44 from Virginia on Nov 11, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Caveworm from Ohio

Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head on this is two fingers thick, with spotty lacing, and a pale opaque gold body.

Smells like watermelon, duh.

The taste is also that of the watermelon variety, with some lighter malts.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll choose to give Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company a 4.25 rating.

Oct 18, 2017
3.3 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Sep 23, 2017
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3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Hackattack from Indiana

Like their grapefruit version I got this for my wife. It is another ladies- wine -cooler kind of brew. Very sweet and weak in ABV. Not a good choice for us hop lovers

Sep 18, 2017
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2.07/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: September 15, 2017... OCCASION: a muggy night spent running (four miles through a bug-infested park) and soccer practice... in need of something light... GLASSWARE: Hoegaarden tumbler... this one should be quick...a sallow, murky yellow body akin to muddy river water supports a foamy, bubbly off-white head that shows some spunky resilience... tart, candied mouthfeel, reminiscent of wacky wafers or a scented eraser--fun, but not alluring... mouthfeel is fizzy, fuzzy, gassy, lightly refreshing, active as it hits the throat, and slightly creamy... easily slammable, its biggest asset... the flavor here is predictably candied watermelon, with hints of hay, lemon grass, and cracker malts... as a shandy case mate, this would be my last choice--fruity, fizzy, and refreshing, but not too far removed from an alcoholic seltzer...

Sep 16, 2017
3.5 by psmith161 from Indiana on Sep 02, 2017
3.5 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. "Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "AUG0717 C01201055" and sampled on AUG2517
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy pours a very hazy straw gold body beneath a short head of bright white that holds well and leaves some small spots and slashes of lace behind.

The aroma delivers a light bit of watermelon and some sweetish malt.

The flavor is fuller than the aroma suggests, and the watermelon, although it's not real, actually appears fairly authentic. It's not very bitter, and it is sweetish, but it's not too sweet. Along with the watermelon there's a note of honey that's quite nice.

It's light-medium in body and gently effervescent with a little zing on the tongue.

As far as shandy's go you could do much worse. It's light and pleasant and refreshing, and perfect for a sunny day.

Aug 25, 2017
3.5 by mpenske from California on Aug 10, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Poured from a 12oz can with a best by date of 10/9/17; into a pint glass.
Appearance- a very cloudy, deep yellow/gold with lots of detectable bubbles along the side. Head fades quickly to a thin, bubbly white. Lacing is very minimal.
Smell - Hawaiian punch saturated with lemon juice.
Taste - is liquid cotton candy a thing? This is odd, but not all that bad.
Feel - light, slightly fruity and real refreshing.
Overall - this is a little better than okay, but I don't think I could do more than one of any of these shandys at one sitting.

Aug 04, 2017
3.74 by Darkmagus82 from Texas on Aug 04, 2017
3 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2017
3.47 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jul 23, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.20% This brew pours out a cloudy hazy golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with Watermelon sweetness, and some citrus notes. You also pick up on some nice grains and malts in the smell of this brew. Between the look and the smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is smooth but full of flavors. You pick up on the Watermelon and the mild citrus flavors tie it all together. This is one smooth going brew.Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how smooth this brew goes down. It goes nice on a hot summer day. The body is a light medium. Mouth feel of Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy is Watermelon, Smooth, Clean, Crisp, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this one. If you are looking for something different in your Shandy brew or you are a fan of Watermelon look this one up.

Jul 22, 2017
4 by Trackster219 from Maryland on Jul 18, 2017
4.15 by apartin from South Carolina on Jul 17, 2017
3.56 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Jul 15, 2017
3.97 by Elmasian from Massachusetts on Jul 07, 2017
4.45 by Albertdidz from New Jersey on Jul 06, 2017
3.21 by AllanPatchin1016 from Ohio on Jul 06, 2017
3.85 by nro89 from Kentucky on Jun 28, 2017
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2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

picked this up for a celebration that was not to be. my lady loves the lemon shandy, so i thought we would give this one a try for her, but this is far inferior to the original, which generally has been my opinion of most of the variations they have pumped out over the years. this has a gross nose to it, pukey, acidic, sweet, just really not very appetizing to me, and fairly artificial, i dont know any watermelons that smell like this. the flavor is better and more authentic, the fruit is strong and sweet in this, and the refreshing lemony aspect is gone, its just a juicy light beer that never really comes together. i still get a little of that stomach acid element, kind of a turn off, but when this is ice cold its still very drinkable and has some capacity for refreshment, if thats your kind of drink. for me, it wasnt beery enough, and the watermelon felt overdosed and not very genuine. i still have four of them in the fridge, so heres to hoping it grows on me a little bit. had much higher hopes for this...

Jun 27, 2017
Watermelon Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 120 ratings